Buying your wedding dress on a budget can seem limiting, but when you start looking at small-owned businesses rather than large retail stores, your options become endless. One great spot for discovering these affordable dresses is Etsy, which is filled with small businesses and dress designers. Take a look at these 10 Etsy wedding dresses and bridal outfits that you can buy for $500 or less.
Live your fairytale dreams
You’ll look like you’ve come out of a storybook when you walk down the aisle in this billowy tulle gown. Its puffy sleeves and lace bodice are playful while still completely romantic with its fitted style. You can also have peace of mind when making this purchase, as past customers rate this store 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Boho Wedding Dress by BlissGown, $490
This gorgeous bridal pantsuit has an open back, floral-embroidered tulle and a gorgeous statement-making train. Perfect for the fashion-forward soonlywed.
Bridal Pantsuit by Daddysboss, $450
Design your dream dress
Why wear something off the rack when you can design the dress of your dreams? This Etsy seller, ieie, creates custom gowns, which you can see very happy customers wearing in their reviews. Depending on your vision, the cost of this custom dress could go over $500, but prices start at only $175.99
Custom Wedding Dress by ieie, $175.99+
Perfect for the countryside
This stunning wedding dress could be described as farmhouse chic. While the dress’s silhouette is simple, the elegant lace dress is anything but. The intricate lace brings this dress to life and would look picture perfect for any outdoor or boho-themed wedding.
Bohemian Ivory Lace Wedding Dress by BLUSHFASHION, $463+
Go for vintage charm
Are you a lover of all things antique? Celebrate your style on your wedding day in this vintage wedding dress straight out of the 1930s. If your reception involves a dance floor, its flowy sleeves and skirt will twirl and jive with your every move.
Bespoke vintage style dress by NancyMacDresses, $191.47+
Black tie on a budget
No need for a dress when you can wear a ballgown draped in lace with stylish off-the-shoulder sleeves on your wedding day. The elegant lace is highlighted by the full train that will follow you down the aisle. If you were planning on splurging on a dress, now you can put that money elsewhere.
Off-the-shoulder lace wedding gown by JaaiiStudio, $499.99
Shine like a diamond
It’s sheer but stylish, and you can feel covered with the built-in body suit under this sparkly sequin dress. It makes a statement, is extremely stylish, yet isn’t too out there. If you’re unsure about the deep v-neck, or v-back, this seller also provides customizations to all gowns upon request.
Sparkly sequin wedding dress by PourLui, $459.86
The best of both worlds
Classic in the front but daring in the back, this wedding dress has a completely chic, backless style. The lace blends perfectly with the tulle skirt, and the long sleeves will look great for fall weddings. It also has a slight train making it even more elegant.
White boho wedding dress by BlissGown, $469
Look lovely in lace
Short sleeves, a v-back, and a high slit make this lace dress unique. It’s also made of cotton, so you won’t be feeling stuffy mid-day. The traditional lace makes this style work in both casual and more formal weddings alike.
Short sleeve cotton wedding dress by ReveCouture, $322.50
Time to suit up
Skip the dress with this sleek white suit that is just as glamorous as any dress. The fitted bodice, long blazer, and wide flared pants all come together to make an effortlessly cool look. These suits are also custom-made, so you won’t have to worry about getting them tailored after purchasing.
Women white premium custom suit by ADDICTEDbespoke, $383.39
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Written by Rebecca Rovenstine