15 Designer Wedding Dresses Under $1,000

15 Designer Wedding Dresses Under $1,000

Is it time to start shopping for your wedding dress and you are worried about how much they cost? Are you a savvy shopper looking for a great deal or just a bride on a tight budget? Let’s face it, wedding dresses run the gamut when it comes to price. You can find a nice, simple gown in a trendy store such as H&M for under $100 or you could go all out and have a gown specially designed by an amazing couture bridal gown designer and set yourself back in excess of 5 figures.

No matter how much money you have to spend on your wedding dress or what style you are in the market for, we are happy to tell you there are thousands of choices under $1,000. Our team has put together a list of the top 15 designer wedding dresses that are all under $1,000!

Eddy K, Isabel

The Isabel gown by Eddy K.
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If you are searching for a dress with traditional elements alongside some sensual sophistication, the Isabel gown by Eddy K is for you. It hugs the figure in such a complimentary way, features decorative, sheer side panels for the perfect peek-a-book, and embellished with romantic, beaded lace.

It’s made from super soft (and comfy, breathable) crepe fabric. It’s easy to wear, just the right amount sexy, and versatile for many body types. Check out the gallery of photos here and fall in LOVE with this stunner today.

Some brides may be planning a destination affair or in need of a gown perfect for an outdoor ceremony – this dress is the right fit for that vision.

Watters, Dulce

Dulce dress by Watters
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If statement elements are your jam, Dulce by Watters will not disappoint! Watters created a brand new ready-to-wear bridal collection that is not only affordable but is available to brides without the traditional 4-6 month wait.

This is huge for brides that want to plan and execute a wedding without all the extra fluff and working within a reasonable budget too!

We love the sweetness of the Dulce gown combined with dramatic belle sleeves and plunging V-neckline. You will look like you have walked out of a present-day, high-fashion magazine in this design but will only have to spend $800 to make it happen.

Hayley Paige, Halsey

Halsey wedding dress by Hayley Paige
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This gown is unbelievably charming. It has a little drama and a little traditional princess-vibes thrown in. Hayley Paige is one of the most sought-after wedding dress designers and brides love her focus on feminine details.

All her gowns are made in the U.S.A and all embody the true spirit of a classic bride. So many of her designs are within a reasonable rage, and right now, so  many are on sale for brides trying to fit within their budget. Right now, the Halsey can be found and purchased for around $850.

In a boutique, you can expect to fork over a pretty good portion of your wedding budget to wear any gown by this designer but our current luck is at an all-time high.


Gypsy Boho Wedding Dress from Etsy BLUSHFASHION
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This divine little number comes from an unexpected place. You don’t have to just shop local boutiques or well-known designer brands to find the most amazing wedding dress for your special day. And, most importantly, these offbeat finds can be the same quality as the well-known designers

Gypsy, a delicate long-sleeve wedding dress is handcrafted by a talented designer on Etsy from BLUSHFASHION! Ethereal and boho by design, yet ready for any type of wedding.

It’s extremely affordable as it’s listed at around $600 but currently on sale for $400. The personalizing and accessorizing will be such a breeze – and the style itself is so versatile for so many different types of weddings.

Katie May, Barcelona

Barcelone Wedding Dress from Katie May
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If something sleek and simple is what you are in the market for, we have found your dream wedding dress! Katie May, a classic wedding dress designer with a twist, created a stunning gown by using lovely silk crepe fabric, a delicate cowl neckline, and a dramatic plunging back for all of the brides that love their figures.

You can wear Barcelona by Katie May at your wedding for only $450.00 (rather than paying $2,500 retail). Fall in love with Barcelona and the sexy, low-back wedding dress that Katie May is known for.

Rebecca Ingram, Bethany

The Bethany Dress by Rebecca Ingram
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We are swooning over this fabulous wedding dress by Rebecca Ingram. Bethany is the perfect combination of sensuality, sophistication, and a delicately romantic wedding dress.

Made from a luxe crepe fabric and accented exquisitely with long sleeve lace, Rebecca Ingram Bethany is both beautiful and sophisticated. It would pair nicely with or without a veil – and meets present standards in terms of trends and price tag.

It’s also a great find for those that want an easy, destination design or one that can be accessorized in such a way that it matches well with their ballroom event.

Grace Loves Lace, Nia 2.0

Nia 2.0 dress by Grace Loves Lace
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Grace Loves Lace has online sample sales that are absolute gold mines for designer quality gowns on a budget. This includes some of the more detailed items on their market. From lace to ruffles to accessories, checking out their discounted items are a must before you make any final decision.

Designed for the free-spirited, undone bride, the Nia 2.0 is all about the clean silhouette and exclusive stretch French lace that molds to your body. Inspired by the chic bride who won’t sacrifice style for comfort.

Nia 2.0 currently retails for around $760, making her truly a dream come true. It’s another great option for destination affairs as well.

Allure Bridals, 9366

Allure Bridals, 9366
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We have found the princess wedding dress at a fairytale price! Allure Bridals is one of the most popular wedding dress designers in the world and for good reason.

Their unique ability to source the perfect laces, fabrics, and embellishments for each gown is second to none. In this beautiful ball gown, style 9366, a truly romantic wedding dress emerges. Long sleeves with delicate lace appliques, a low back, and a princess ball gown skirt create a majestic gown for the ages.

If you love the design and don’t want to shell out the $1,800 retail price and wait 4-6 months for it, you can buy her today for a fraction of the cost. Priced to find a second trip down the aisle, she can be yours for an estimated $800.

Vera Wang, VW351318

Vera Wang VW351318 dress
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Vera Wang, known to be one of the queens of the wedding dress world, made this magical gown with a beautiful combination of unexpected elements. Design elements ignite every corner of its silhouette.

A dramatic, large bow in the back, the v-neckline, the whimsical and full skirt that will sashay down the aisle with elegant ease, it’s truly a dream come true.

The Vera Wang VW351318 will steal everyone’s heart. Don’t wait too long to make her your own. There are a variety of listings for this gorgeous, designer number so start your search today!

Jenny Yoo, Halsey

Jenny Yoo, Halsey Dress
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A BHLDN exclusive, the Halsey wedding dress from Jenny Yoo is effortless elegance at its best. Crafted from beautiful sequin fabric this wedding dress screams high-glam and romance.

A demur v-neckline, flutter sleeves, and an intricately gathered twist combine with the exquisite sequined fabric to create a stunning wedding dress. And the best part, this ultra-glam sequined wedding dress costs around $375!

We love this pick for an Old Hollywood glam event or an ultra modern vision. It’s a great choice for our more modern and sophisticated brides.

Theia, Trinity Bridal Jumpsuit by BHLDN

Theia Trinity Bridal Jumpsuit
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If sophisticated is your style and you just can’t see spending a small fortune on a dress that has yards and yards of tulle, then the Theia Trinity Bridal Jumpsuit by BHLDN is for you!

The ultra-sleek, modern design has a fitted bodice, flowy wide legs, and the cutest straps with a playful bow. Dress up this modern bridal jumpsuit with a beaded belt or wear it plain.

We also see this being used as a surprise ensemble change from altar to dance floor. How amazing would this transition be for both photos of the night and comfort?

Maggie Sottero, Veronica

Veronica Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress
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You don’t have to skimp on details because you’re a budget-savvy bride. Maggie Sottero offers so many gorgeous, show stopping designs at reasonable price points. And Veronica fits under that $1,000 budget right now buying pre-loved.

The hand-embellished, sparkling details, and its body-hugging silhouette makes for a feminine and sensual mark on that upcoming walk down the aisle.

If you want a gown that will stand the test of time and trends, Veronica is a great option to look into. It’s also an easy one to personalize to your liking – with or without a veil, add gloves, updo or hair free and natural at your sides, it’s totally up to you!

Willlowby, Asa

Willowby Asa Wedding Dress
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Quite possibly the dreamiest of boho wedding dresses, Asa is full of stunning lace and a contrasting neutral tone. It features a softly shaped A-line silhouette with a skirt that flows beautifully when you walk.

The entire dress is decorated with the Moraea lace fabric, she has a sheer and deep plunge neckline, and a dramatic low back creating a boho-chic, romantic look. Asa by Willowby can be yours for around $950.

Please note that Willowby is a collection under the Watters brand. Always incredibly reasonably priced, quality made, and trendy!

Amsale, Bow Back Dress

Amsale Bow Back Wedding Dress
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Known for clean lines and modern style, Amsale is such a score for those who love a chic vision. This little bow back wedding dress is the perfect pick for an elopement ceremony or even a great choice for those that want to change from the ceremony to the reception.

It features a strapless neckline, a faille silhouette, and is made in white silk. Just think of how gorgeous this would be with a pop of color on your pumps or in your jewelry!

But let’s talk price, as this design sits as a mere $385. This leaves room in the budget for all other parts of the ensemble and more to spare for different areas of the entire event.

Milla Nova, Alia

Alia Wedding Dress from Milla Nova
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The Alia is a sophisticated, ultra-glam wedding dress with lace appliques, long sleeves, and the most exquisite illusion back. It pairs perfectly with its dramatic overlay skirt and a long veil.

This one of those wedding dresses that will blow everyone away as you make your entrance. The retail price is $1,800 but she can yours for an estimated $989.

Although a more traditional design without all the trendy pieces we are currently see arise on the blogs, Alia is a gown that is timeless. You’ll want to keep her to pass along to future brides of the families.

You Don’t Have To Skimp On Details To Find A Wedding Dress Under $1,000

The trend now is to be a frugal, financially-savvy bride. A savings is security and having some extra money for the honeymoon never hurts either. But, that doesn’t mean skimp on quality or details.

The key to finding a wedding dress that ticks all your boxes and still keeps you under your $1,000 budget is to shop smart and have an open mind. Some quick tips include:

  • Attend bridal gown sample sales at local boutiques.
  • Purchase a preowned wedding dress.
  • Target boutiques or designers that offer brand new wedding dresses under $1,000. Yes! It is possible to buy a brand-new bridal gown that has not been worn for under $1,000 and have the wedding of your dreams for a budget price.