Hello friends! I am back with another Wedding Wednesday and, before we begin, I want to preface this entire post by saying that I don’t love the term “Budget Bride” because of the negative stigma that usually surrounds it. I was planning my wedding as a 22-year-old college student and we definitely didn’t have money for everything we wanted…trust me, I get having to stick to a tight budget for sure!
If you’ve been following with my Wedding Wednesday series, you might’ve realized that Ryan and I invested in parts of the wedding that weren’t necessary (looking back) and didn’t invest in parts of the wedding that I honestly wish we had. That is part of the reason why I love being able to share this advice – and a little hindsight – with future brides!
Anyways, I am here to share some amazing places to find gorgeous dresses that won’t cause you to break the bank. The best part about this, in my opinion, is a lot of these dresses are so affordable that you could have separate Ceremony and Reception dresses if you wanted to!!
This is actually a very recent find of mine and I wish I had known about it earlier for my Bridal Shower and Rehearsal Dinner dresses! This brand has been in quite a few blog posts because they’re really high quality without being unreasonably priced. Definitely worth a look through, even if just for some of their accessories!!
My bridesmaids bought their dresses through this company but, at the time, they didn’t really offer many Bridal selections. Now, they have a whole – and quite beautiful – selection of bridal gowns as well as a very inexpensive in-home try-on.
I know that I wanted the “Say Yes to the Dress” type experience and if you have a few bridesmaids and/or family members help you order (since they limit 3 dresses per order), you can have that moment in the comfort of your living room! Grab some champagne and have everyone gather on the couch to make it more of an experience!!
I know that most of their bridal inventory is quite pricey compared to the other two on this list. They do have some wedding dresses in the cheaper range but I included them on this list because they have some nicely priced dresses in the Formal Dresses section of their website that are worth checking out. These are great for those who want something a little different or if you are looking for a fun Reception dress to really WOW your guests with.
I really hope that this post helps you find some cheaper yet beautiful wedding dresses – even if you aren’t a “budget bride” – because you deserve to look and feel your best on your wedding day!