7 Amazing Wedding Dresses Under $500

No need to spend a fortune on a gown

Wedding gowns can range from something inexpensive from a national chain store, to over-the-top lace and chiffon with a five-digit price tag. There's no reason to spend a small fortune on a wedding dress, however. There are amazing dresses to be found under $500.

Stephanie Abrams, CEO of Socialfly, a social media marketing agency in NYC, is engaged and looking for an affordable wedding gown. Here are her best tips and tricks:

  • Visit RK Bridal for fabulous gowns at an affordable price. The gown I am considering purchasing is only $738. One of the brands they carry is called Allure and they have gorgeous gowns for less.
  • Many women are now selling their wedding dresses online. I have seen pricing as low as $200 for a gown. My advice is to Google the name and style number of the dress you are looking for or you can try a store like Preowned Wedding Dresses in NYC. Another store, Bridal Garden, sells designer dresses for less and they donate the money to charity.
  • Finally, if you are looking for accessories, you can rent your wedding accessories through Happily Ever Borrowed.
7 Amazing Wedding Dresses Under $500

Shop the sale rack

When you're shopping for a deal on a wedding gown, sale racks matter. This is the case even when shopping online. Sure, there are limited sizes available, but with enough digging around, you are likely to find the perfect gown in your size. Here is a stunning gown from James Coviello, marked down to $350 from its original price of $700.

7 Amazing Wedding Dresses Under $500

Buy a bridesmaid gown in white

A popular way to save on a wedding gown is to buy a bridesmaid's dress in white. The look is bridal, but the cost is far less than a wedding gown. This romantic dress from Jenny Yoo is only $260.

7 Amazing Wedding Dresses Under $500

Consider all options

Don't rule out atypical wedding gowns, such as this stunner from Adrianna Papell. Priced at just $220, it's a gown that you could even wear after the wedding.

7 Amazing Wedding Dresses Under $500

Go for simple and sultry

This lovely bateau neckline gown from Lela Rose retails for just $269. It's simple and sexy, and will make your wedding memorable.

7 Amazing Wedding Dresses Under $500

Opt for unique features

This destination wedding dress from Moonlight features a hi-lo hemline for extra appeal. Also appealing is the under $500 price tag.

7 Amazing Wedding Dresses Under $500

Keeping it casual

Opting for a casual gown for an outdoor beach wedding is an easy way to keep costs down. This dress from Reformation is a georgette maxi halter style gown with a barely there back detail. And the price? Only $288.

7 Amazing Wedding Dresses Under $500

Shop the chain stores

No need to be a chain store snob when shopping for a wedding dress. No one will be the wiser that this duchess satin strapless wedding gown from Ann Taylor cost you just $399 on sale.

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