We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: Stick to your budget, especially when it comes to your dress! Nothing will send a bride over the edge more than realizing, while twirling through a bridal salon in the dress of her dreams, that it is so over budget it’s not even a possibility—and that the dress she does end up with is going to have to compete with the memory of this one. Whatever you do, just don’t let that happen to you.
And while we know that your wedding dress isn't exactly the first place you look to cut costs when it comes to your Big-Day budget, maybe it's just because you don't even realize how many awesome dresses with equally awesome price tags are out there!
Because the thing is, buying the gown of your dreams doesn't have to mean sacrificing your favorite venue, or, you know, taking out a second mortgage. And this roundup we just saw on Refinery29 of fabulous dresses under $1,000 (some are actual wedding gowns and some are just pretty white dresses that would could fly as a wedding gown) will delightfully prove to you that just because the price is cheap doesn't mean the look of the dress will be! So take a look—we love this and this—and bask in the joy of sticking to that budget.