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Top 10 Affordable & Alternative Wedding Dress Brands

Affordable wedding is a common choice for couples who don’t want to get into debt for the event. Budget-friendly venue, non-live music, and season flowers can help you have a decent celebration without breaking the bank but it also goes for things like wedding apparel. While wedding dresses can go up to tens of thousands of dollars, it doesn’t mean something more affordable within the 1500 price range can’t be beautiful and breathtaking. After all, you are marrying the man, not the dress.

There are many affordable wedding dress brands out there so it’s a lot of dresses to look through. If you want a list of top brands to check out, we offer you just ten that are simply must-see.

White by Vera Wang for David's Bridal - Ombre Tulle Ball Gown with Pick Up Skirt Style VW351157W351157

Ombre Tulle Ball Gown with Pick Up Skirt by Vera Wang for David’s Bridal – $848 – $1048

David’s Bridal is frankly the first store that comes to mind when we think affordable dresses. It’s made for brides who are hunting for a great price on romantic, traditional wedding gowns. The great thing about this brand is that it combines dresses from different designers including the wedding dress guru Vera Wang and Zac Posen. You can sort dresses by price and by designer as well as silhouette and style on David’s Bridal website to see the dresses you want.

J.Crew Manuela and Eyelash lace gowns

J.Crew Manuela and Eyelash lace gowns – $550 – $995

J. Crew is not exclusively bridal brand but their wedding collection is amazing. Simple silhouettes, elegant styles, and beautiful fabrics make their dresses look timeless and chic at the prices as low as $425 (new Spring collection).

BHLDN Emma Gown

bhldn Emma Gown – $1,295

BHLDN offers elegant yet interesting dresses. For instance, this ombre Emma Gown inspired by Japanese cherry tree blossoms looks both unusual and traditional. Besides, the store offers amazing accessories from shoes to wedding cake toppings. And though their wedding dresses can go as high as $2,400 you can find some amazing affordable options still.

Wtoo Allegra Gown

Wtoo Allegra Gown – $ $1,708

Wtoo dresses are for those brides who want to feel like princesses on their wedding day. Dresses come with different decor like ruffles, full skirts, statement backs, you name it. Don’t want a traditional white dress? There are subtle oatmeal, champagne color dresses that will make for an unusual bridal look.

Grace Loves Lace Natalia dress

Grace Loves Lace Natalie gown – $1,100

For those free spirits who are hopelessly in love with boho style and would like to incorporate it into their wedding day outfit there is a perfect match called Grace Loves Lace. The brand offers beautiful silk and lace dresses in a price range between  $790 and $1800.

BCBG Magnolia Strapless Gown

BCBG Magnolia Strapless Gown – $748

Another brand that offers affordable wedding dresses is BCBG. Their gowns are both elegant and modern and they are mostly under $1000. You can also choose accessories like shoes and handbags just for the ocassion that wll complete and complement your look.

Maggie Sottero Grayson gown

Maggie Sottero Grayson Gown – $998

Is you’re looking for glitz in a wedding dress then Maggie Sottero is right for you. There are many lacy options as well as princess gowns. Looking at the brand’s collection it seems that any bride-to-be would find a perfect dress just for her.

Alfred Angelo SAPPHIRE wedding gown

Alfred Angelo Sapphie – $1,599

Alfred Angelo has several collections that include modern vintage style dresses and also offers gowns in bigger sizes. The brand also has options for those brides who prefer suits to frocks as well as amazing short dress styles.

Badgley Mischka Lace Open Back Peplum Gown

Badgley Mischka Lace Open Back Peplum Gown – $1,350

Badgley Mischka is a well-known brand that offers amazing designer dresses at as low as $595. The brand’s new collection is simply divine. It’s full of mermaid style gowns and tasteful bead work.

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