15 Affordable Wedding Gowns for Stylish Brides on a Budget
*Sighs* — it seems like everything is crazy expensive these days, and it might seem like planning your fantasy wedding without spending, like, six gajillion dollars is, well, a fantasy. And we totally get it… We see firsthand how brides can get seduced by flashy add-ons and big-ticket indulgences, and unwittingly sabotage their wedding budget. But fear not! As dress designers, our top priority is creating gorgeous, versatile, and beautifully tailored styles for any bride’s budget and vision. In other words, we are 100% HERE FOR YOU, and we can’t wait to connect you with our latest affordable wedding gowns from our latest collections. Keep scrolling and make sure to take our Style Quiz below to get started on your wedding dress journey.
How Much Are Affordable Wedding Gowns Typically?
The term “affordable” depends on what your personal budget, but we’re here to give you some price tips. At Maggie Sottero Designs, we define “budget-friendly” as romantic styles in the $900-$1500 range. Most often featured in our Rebecca Ingram line, these gowns are the perfect combo of style, quality, and affordability. Whatever your vision or budget, you’re sure to find an irresistible style in this range.
Ready to put together your full bridal look? Keep in mind that while you can shop a range of budget wedding gowns, you will need to also allocate funds for personalizations, delivery fees, accessories, and alterations. Speak to your Authorized Retailer for details!
We’ve curated 15 inexpensive wedding dresses to get the inspiration rolling, but you can dive into our full selection of styles using our search filters. You can also explore our Rebecca Ingram and Maggie Sottero styles on their respective collection pages.
Now, on to budget wedding dresses with major romance!
Rebecca Ingram Affordable Wedding Gowns
Whitney by Rebecca Ingram
Our first pick for affordable glamor is Whitney by Rebecca Ingram, a short wedding dress with flirty details and personalizations. This style is perfect for elopements, minimonies, and backyard dance parties. If you’re feeling extra decadent, it can also be styled as a rehearsal dress or Second Look for your reception.
Looking to personalize this sweet silhouette? Add a short bridal veil for perfect portraits!
Josie by Rebecca Ingram
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Looking full luxe, Old Hollywood elegance on a budget? Get inspired with Josie by Rebecca Ingram, a classic silhouette featuring:
- Head-to-toe Huron Mikado satin.
- A sweetheart neckline with off-the-shoulder sleeves.
- A formfitting bodice and skirt.
- Covered buttons running down a long train.
Josie is also a Quick Ship wedding gown, meaning it’s available for fast-approaching wear dates. You can order this classic sweetheart neckline style or with a plunging illusion neckline. Speak to your Authorized Retailer for details!
Shop more satin wedding dresses in our latest collections.
Ardelle by Rebecca Ingram
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Regal charm without the regal price tag? That’s entirely within the realm of magical possibility with Ardelle by Rebecca Ingram. This classic, voluminous A-line is all about lace details, a swishy skirt, and the unique halter neckline. Here are two reviews from real brides to inspire:
- “I loved the beautiful bodice and sparkle tulle. I felt like a sophisticated princess.” — Carly V.
- “The utterly amazing lace bodice and the sparkle in the skirt were my favorite features. I loved my Ardelle from the second I put her on in Wedding Belles of Four Oaks. I felt like a ‘bride’ and felt so comfortable all day long. Truly beautiful.” — Haley B.
Ardelle is also another Quick Delivery wedding dress, meaning you can order with an Authorized Retailer and receive it sooner than other styles. Magic all around!
Clover by Rebecca Ingram
If you’re looking for something luxurious and enchanting yet simple and chic, we have the perfect affordable wedding dress from our Rebecca Ingram line. Lucky-charm Clover features a curve-hugging silhouette with ruched satin. The asymmetrical bodice and lace-up corset help to define and highlight your figure, and the stunning illusion accessory adds detail and flourish. Here’s how to personalize:
- Add the soft tulle jacket with 3D florals and bishop sleeves for extra shimmer (sold separately).
- Add a bridal veil of any length.
- Opt for a covered button closure instead of a corset.
Raelynn by Rebecca Ingram
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Our next pick for inexpensive wedding dresses is Raelynn by Rebecca Ingram, a sweet silhouette with a hint of sexy. This lace style is all about the silhouette — a classic A-line with a V-back, plunging neckline, and gorgeous bodice details.
Here are a few reviews from our real brides who wore Raelynn for their wedding day:
- “I felt like a princess!” — Melissa
- “The whole dress was beautiful and fit my personality perfectly! I loved the flower details, train length, and the waistline.” — Madison H.
- “I felt like the best version of myself! This dress is an absolute showstopper, but I felt like I was wearing the dress rather than the dress wearing me.” — Rebecca M.
Tatum by Rebecca Ingram
Think affordable wedding gowns are limited to classic and simple? Indulge in Tatum by Rebecca Ingram for dreamy, ethereal flourish and shimmer — sans the crazy price tag. Our favorite details on this unique and lush design:
- Illusion bodice and sleeve fabric.
- Boho-chic bell sleeves.
- Soft, shimmery lace motifs.
- Delicate eyelet and geometric details in the waistline.
- A long, graceful crepe skirt.
If you love the look but want more coverage, you can also order with a lined bodice in the front. Speak with your Authorized Retailer for details!
Alexandria by Rebecca Ingram
For a bold and unique, yet super affordable wedding dress, look to the modern color and silhouette in Alexandria by Rebecca Ingram. This Victorian-inspired silhouette is all about the drama and detail, from the illusion bell sleeves to the lace bodice and lushly layered train.
And the options don’t stop there. Alexandria also features a matching bridal veil to personalize your look.
Love this nontraditional bridal look? You can find more black wedding dresses in our curated gallery.
Maggie Sottero Affordable Wedding Gowns
Though Rebecca Ingram features our most inexpensive wedding dresses, you can also find chic and magical styles at exceptional price points from our Maggie Sottero collections. To help you narrow your shopping, we’ve collected a few of our most popular styles below.
Foster by Maggie Sottero
In keeping with our “covetable minimalism” trends, Foster by Maggie Sottero is all about the elegant silhouette and figure-enhancing construction. This red-carpet-inspired fit-and-flare silhouette is designed to show off your curves, show off your natural beauty, and complement a range of accessories. Here’s how to make it your own:
- Add the detachable overskirt for extra volume and dimension, sold separately.
- Add the statement bow detail in the back, sold separately.
- Add a bridal cape, veil, or gloves.
- Accessorize with statement jewelry and heels, or keep it simple with natural hair and makeup and delicate shimmer.
Chantal by Maggie Sottero
If you’ve booked an enchanted forest or rustic garden for your wedding, we have the perfect “barely there” wedding dress for your soft and sensual aesthetic. Chantal by Maggie Sottero features a delicate lace bodice, off-the-shoulder sleeves (sold separately), and a soft chiffon skirt. This dreamy wedding dress also features several options to personalize:
- Remove the train for a more casual look, through special request.
- Add covered buttons down the back for a vintage vibe.
- Also available as a strapless lined bodice with an inner elastic closure.
- Add or remove the lace and sequin cap sleeves, sold separately.
- Also available as a sleeved sister style, Chantal Lynette.
Love this chiffon fabric? If you’re shopping for gowns in this range, you’ll definitely want to review how to get wrinkles out of chiffon in preparation for your wedding day.
Primrose by Maggie Sottero
As its name suggests, Primrose by Maggie Sottero is all about bright, lush, and blooming details. Delicate beaded lace motifs cascade over the illusion bodice, while a lush, embellished train gives us “walking through wildflowers” vibes. We’re smitten!
To personalize Primrose, consider:
- Adding the gorgeous flutter sleeves, sold separately.
- Order with a fully lined bodice.
- Order as the modest sister style, Primrose Leigh.
- Add a bridal veil of any length.
Greenley Lane by Maggie Sottero
Illusion lace is effortlessly cool in Greenley Lane by Maggie Sottero, a relaxed A-line style with oodles of boho charm. Getting married outdoors? Greenley Lane is sure to make a chic and timeless statement for summer.
Customization-wise, Greenley Lane is also available to order with a lined bodice in the front. You can also order as sister-style Greenley, a soft and sexy sheath silhouette.
Sahar Marie by Rebecca Ingram
Effortless meets couture in Sahar Marie by Maggie Sottero, a minimalist bridal dress with lovely pearl detailing. This style manages to look both simple and exquisite, a sophisticated choice for a variety of celebration aesthetics.
This unique and affordable wedding dress is also available as a modest variation, Sahar. It’s a gorgeous choice for full coverage and cool-season wedding dates.
Excited to rock the pearl trend for your bridal look? Dive into this gorgeous vintage-inspired embellishment in our style report.
Kyrie by Maggie Sottero
Ballroom-inspired glamor takes center stage in Kyrie by Maggie Sottero, a classic princess silhouette with unique accessories and versatile styling. And the best part, this style has pockets!
Want options to personalize? This gown is also available without the skirt pleats, and the clean and classic silhouette is perfect for a range of accessories. Add the matching satin neckline wrap, several of our beaded spaghetti strap options, a bridal veil, cape, or jacket to make it totally yours.
Mitchell Marie by Maggie Sottero
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And finally, a stunning mermaid wedding dress in allover satin and a dramatic silhouette, Mitchell Marie by Maggie Sottero. This affordable wedding dress is the perfect blend of style, glamor, sophistication, and tailoring.
Mitchell Marie is spotlight-stealing as is, but if you really want to indulge, the Mitchell variation may be your meant-to-be wedding gown. This sister style features an oversized bow in the back for an irresistible statement.
That’s our latest selection of affordable wedding gowns! To find the perfect design for your budget, head to an Authorized Retailer near you by clicking the button below to discuss styles, pricing, personalizations, delivery, and alterations.
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Have the BEST time shopping for your romantic, stylish, and affordable wedding dress! We can’t wait to be part of your happily-ever-after.