Health & Beauty

Where to Buy Cheap Wedding Dresses in 2023: 16 Best Places to Shop

Bridal Aesthetics: City hall brides, intimate venues, simple ceremonies

Sizes: 00 to 4X

Price range: Starts at $80

Black Halo Kacie 2 Piece Maxi Dress model wearing a two piece white maxi dress in a light blue room with white borders

Black Halo Kacie 2 Piece Maxi Dress

Aje Claudia Tiered Mini Dress model wearing tiered white mini dress on gray background

Aje Claudia Tiered Mini Dress

Amanda Uprichard Gibson Blazer Dress with Satin model wearing a white blazer jacket on gray background

Amanda Uprichard Gibson Blazer Dress with Satin

Maygel Coronel Alejandra Dress model wearing a white spaghetti strap dress on  a light gray background

Maygel Coronel Alejandra Dress

Why We Love It: Shopbop is chockfull of designer goodies (clothing, shoes, accessories — you name it), but little might you know that the e-tailer has a small wedding boutique filled with minimalist yet chic gowns like the Black Halo Kacie two-piece maxi set ($415). Perfect for a beach wedding, the trendy boned bodice, waist cutouts, and puff sleeve details will make you feel like a goddess on your special day.

Bridal Aesthetics: City hall brides, short wedding dresses, intimate ceremonies

Sizes: 00 to 3XL

Price range: Starts at $32

Rixo Jordyn Halter Gown model wearing a white halter maxi dress on beige background
Peter Som Collective White Satin Mini Dress model wearing an off the shoulder ivory mini dress with puff sleeves on neutral background

Peter Som Collective White Satin Mini Dress

Katie May Call Me Slim Gown model wearing a minimal spaghetti strap white maxi dress with large slit on white background

Katie May Call Me Slim Gown

Reformtion White Butterfly Dress model wearing an off the shoulder white midi dress standing in a plain room

Reformation White Butterfly Dress

Why We Love It: Rent the Runway earned success as the best place to get a gown as a wedding guest, but the company now has a slew of dresses designated specifically for the bride to find the perfect dress to rent for the big day. You can find floor-length gowns, mini dresses, and everything in between that are suitable for a rehearsal, ceremony, or reception.

Bridal Aesthetics: Garden weddings, whimsical brides, traditional ceremonies, city hall brides, beach and destination weddings

Sizes: 0 to 22

Price range: Starts at $30 for one-time rentals or starts at $69/month for multi-item memberships

Mac Duggal Women's Ieena Tiered V-Neck Plunging Maxi Dress model wearing a white wedding dress on white background

Mac Duggal Women’s Ieena Tiered V-Neck Plunging Maxi Dress

Calvin Klein High-Low A-Line Gown model wearing a white high low hem dress on white background

Calvin Klein High-Low A-Line Gown

Mac Duggal Women's Pleated Criss Cross Cut Out Halter Neck Gown model wearing a white gown on white background

Mac Duggal Women’s Pleated Criss Cross Cut Out Halter Neck Gown

Mac Duggal Women's Ieena High Neck Gown model wearing a white gown with a bejeweled neckline on white background

Mac Duggal Women’s Ieena High Neck Gown

Why We Love It: Remember shopping for your prom dresses at Macy’s? Well, the department store has range, so you might want to consider browsing their wedding dress selection. Calvin Klein’s High-Low A-Line Gown ($299) is the epitome of classic style and the high-low hem makes busting it out on the dance floor that much easier and more comfortable. After all, if you only wear one dress for the ceremony and reception, that’s big bucks saved.

Bridal Aesthetics: Classic brides, minimalist brides, destination weddings, intimate ceremonies

Sizes: 0 to 5X

Price range: Starts at $139

Norma Kamali One-Shoulder Bias-Cut Gown model wearing a one shoulder white down on white backgroud

Norma Kamali One-Shoulder Bias-Cut Gown

A.L.C. Nora Gathered Off-the-Shoulder Gown model wearing a white off the shoulder gown on white background

A.L.C. Nora Gathered Off-the-Shoulder Gown

The Sei Halter Cowlneck Silk Gown

Alexia María Convertible Bow-Embellished Silk Faille Jumpsuit on white background

Alexia María Convertible Bow-Embellished Silk Faille Jumpsuit

Why We Love It: On the more luxe scale of the list is Saks Fifth Avenue’s array of oh-so-chic, high-quality bridal gowns for your wedding day (or your bridal shower). Choose from vintage-inspired minidresses that’ll wow the crowd at city hall, or sleeveless, draped wrap gowns for your beach ceremony. From lace overlays to bow appliques, there’s something here for everyone—and most of it is well under $2,000.

www.allure.com