Weddings can be ridiculously expensive, easily costing more than a car, which seems a little ridiculous for just one party if you ask me. So any way you can reduce the cost of your wedding is definitely a win. And while most wedding experts recommend that you spend as much as you can on things like a great photographer and late-night snacks for your danced-out guests, there is one place you can definitely scrimp on: your dress. Think about it. You’re only going to wear it once, you’ll probably spill something on it, and there are so many really great options available that will fool people into thinking that you spent a million bucks. Here are just a few of them to peruse, and maybe help you change your mind if you think spending big on your dress is a must.
DRESS WITH CONTRASTING TOP STITCHING
Get it at Zara for $50
Whoever says your wedding dress has to be white is living in the past. Picking something that is a softer, blush tone, like this pink steal of a dress, is a great way to go. You’ll still look bridal, but you won’t look like you’re trying so hard. FYI: not everyone looks good in white.
MARIGOLD LACE DRESS
Get it at Club Monaco for $389
Having a super low-key wedding at City Hall and then heading to your favourite restaurant? This dress is perfect for just that. It’s also perfect if you want to show off your legs, or if you’re just not a gown girl.
BEADED CHIFFON MAXI DRESS
Get it at H&M for $99
This is for the bride who wants to drop jaws, not just because of how great she looks, but because of how little she paid for her dress. People will literally be floored to find out you got this dress for double digits.
TO LOVE AND BE LOVELY DRESS IN WHITE
Get it at ModCloth for $300
The sleeves on this gown make it look like it’s fit for a royal wedding, and the lace overlay is seriously gorgeous. If you’re getting married in the fall or winter, look no further than this dress.
COLD SHOULDER BUTTON RUFFLE MAXI DRESS
Get it at Asos for $247
Off-the-shoulder everything is so, so trendy right now, so why not embrace that trend on your big day? That, as well as that super high slit, makes this dress seriously sexy.
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