The 26 Best Places to Shop for Affordable Wedding Dresses


If you’re looking for a wedding dress that has a lot of purposeful detail, Anthropologie’s bridal line BHLDN has great options. The site boasts everything from Art Deco maxi dresses priced under $300 to off-the-shoulder boho gowns under $2,000. The label also sells shoes, veils, jewelry, and clothing to outfit all of your bridesmaids, guests, and even moms — it’s truly a one-stop wedding shop. One of our favorites is the Tadashi Shoji Didion Gown (shown above). The highly-intricate embroidery and high neckline make it the perfect dress for a romantic wedding and stays within budget at a solid $895.

Sizes: 0 to 16; 16W to 26W

Price range: Starts at $220

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What sets Fame & Partners apart from other wedding dress retailers is that you can design your own wedding, honeymoon, or bridesmaid’s dress using The Custom Studio. You pick a base style (like the Wrap) and adjust the fabric, color, silhouette, and more. But if that seems like a disaster of indecision in the making, then fret not, because there are plenty of darling, ready-to-made options like the pictured Nancy Dress ($339). Small tweaks aren’t out of the question, either. Want midi-length instead of maxi? No problem. The raised spot georgette fabric combined with a fitted, semi-sheer bodice, banded waist, and tiered skirt is a recipe for wedding day success. Best of all, standard shipping (four to seven weeks) on all dresses is free.