Let’s be real here: weddings are expensive. There’s the pre-wedding shoots, the wedding venue rental, floral arrangements, wedding bands, bridesmaids’ dresses and so on. And we haven’t even started on the honeymoon yet!
Then, if you’ve decided to sign a package with a bridal studio, your pick of the dresses are basically: hyper-shiny princess tulle poufs, worn out mermaid dresses complete with a few missing sequins, or a taffeta nightmare that looked like it came from the Dynasty costume department.
So why settle for these limited options, when you can buy your wedding dress? It’s probably one of the most special dresses you’re going to wear in your life, and you deserve to have it hanging in your closet for keepsakes or as an heirloom. On top of that there are a good handful of affordable options out there, but if you’re looking for bridal on a budget, we’ve sussed out some gorge frocks that cost less than $500!