45 Glitzy, Glam, and Flat-Out Hot Wedding Dresses Under $1000

Because you deserve a hot dress on any budget


Lake Gown via BHLDN ($850)

My husband and I tend to make our major decisions spontaneously, and we follow through decisively. For example, consider the day we got married: a Friday in 2007, two days after Valentine’s Day, on which we woke up and both said, “Oh hey: this would be a good day to get married.” I had purchased a black dress from a big box outlet a few days prior, my husband had a patterned sweater and button up to wear, so we took our “fancy” clothes with us to our university and waited for the right moment to present itself. Lo and behold, a class of mine was cancelled and he was free, so off to the courthouse we went. I’ve never regretted the way we got married… but sometimes, oh sometimes, I would love to have a reason to don something like the McKenna Day Dress pictured first below. Long sleeves, tiny belt, lots of lace for $350? SIGH: it’s my dream wedding dress.

When I got married, there weren’t a million wedding blogs out there, busy compiling lists like this one—forty-plus incredible wedding dresses for under $1000. If there had been, I might have realized sooner that weddings don’t have to break your budget. Luckily for you, it’s 2017 and making these lists is kind of our favorite thing (ahem: here’s one with gowns under 0… and plenty of them are still available and even cheaper).

This particular list has a little something for us all: there are dresses with plenty of sparkle, deep v-necks, and up-to-there thigh slits. You’ll also see long sleeves and soft patterns, and holy moly there are a handful of pink dresses on here that make me want to turn cartwheels (down an aisle). If you’re looking for even more affordable and fabulous gowns (including plenty of plus size options), we have a whole bunch right here.

Long-sleeved white lace wedding dress from BHLDN. | A Practical Wedding

McKenna Day Dress via BHLDN ($350)


Illusion Sleeve Chiffon Plus Size Wedding Dress via David’s Bridal ($649, on sale for $499)

Winslow Dress via Reformation ($268)

Brianna Gown via J.Crew ($450)


Penelope Dress via BHLDN ($97o)

Sleeveless rose colored wedding dress | A Practical Wedding

30’s Deep Plunge Rose Sequin Maxi Dress via ASOS ($188.11)

Gilded Grace Dress in Champagne from Modcloth. | A Practical Wedding

Gilded Grace Dress in Champagne via Modcloth ($159.99)


Lorraine Dress via BHLDN ($995)

Halter high-low wedding gown from Neiman Marcus | A Practical Wedding

Theia Halter High-Low Gown via Neiman Marcus ($995)

Floor-length patterned wedding gown with long veil. | A Practical Wedding

August Gown via BHLDN ($700)

Sequined Kimono Midi Dress | A Practical Wedding

Sequin Grid Kimono Midi Dress via ASOS ($269)

Beaded A-Line Plus Size Wedding Gown | A Practical Wedding

Beaded A-Line Gown via Nordstrom ($395)


Center of Splendor Dress via Modcloth ($269.99)


Jewel Scalloped Mermaid Plus Size Wedding Dress via David’s Bridal ($900, on sale for $800)

Long sleeved maxi wedding dress from ASOS | A Practical Wedding

Fully Embellished Leaf Placement Maxi Dress via ASOS ($323)


Adrianna Papell Tulle Rosette Chiffon Gown via Nordstrom ($280)

Short sleeved lace jumpsuit from Nasty Gal | A Practical Wedding

One and Only Lace Jumpsuit via Nasty Gal ($61.60)

Neiman Marcus slit front wedding dress with cape | A Practical Wedding

Slit-Front Gown with Cape via Neiman Marcus ($525)

1920s inspired wedding dress from Modcloth | A Practical Wedding

Roaring Reception Dress via Modcloth ($149.99)

Yvonne wedding dress from BHLDN | A Practical Wedding

Yvonne Dress via BHLDN ($498)


Jenny Yoo Annabelle Convertible Tulle Column Dress via Nordstrom ($260)

Beaded sleeve wedding gown | A Practical Wedding

Beaded-Sleeve Shirred Gown via Neiman Marcus ($990)

Courtney wedding dress from BHLDN | A Practical Wedding

Courtney Dress via BHLDN ($290)


Perfected Prestige Dress via Modcloth ($199.99)

Estella Gown from J Crew | A Practical Wedding

Estella Gown via J.Crew ($950)


Jay Godfrey Sequin Cutout Mermaid Gown via Nordstrom ($648)

Taffeta corset and skirt wedding ensemble | A Practical Wedding

Salene Taffeta Corset & Salena Taffeta Skirt via BHLDN ($150-175)


Sparkling Celebration Dress via Modcloth ($169.99)

T shirt maxi wedding gown with open back | A Practical Wedding

Crystal T Shirt Maxi with Open Back via ASOS ($152.28)

Cara Gown via J.Crew ($595)

Neiman Marcus off the shoulder sequined gown | A Practical Wedding

Off The Shoulder Sequined Gown via Neiman Marcus ($695)

Pamela Gown via J.Crew ($650)

Sleeveless floral wedding dress from BHLDN | A Practical Wedding

Gardenia Dress via BHLDN ($320)

Maxi maternity wedding dress | A Practical Wedding

Maya Maternity Embellished Crop Overlay Maxi via ASOS ($152.28)


Cream Smart Embellished Culotte Jumpsuit via River Island ($110)

Draped evening ballgown wedding dress | A Practical Wedding

Magdalena Draped Jersey Evening Gown via BCBGMAXAZRIA ($174)

Hadley Dress from BHLDN | A Practical Wedding

Hadley Dress via BHLDN ($440)

Embellished maxi wedding gown | A Practical Wedding

Amelia Rose All Over Embellished Maxi Dress with Fishtail via ASOS ($295.60)

Iva maxi wedding gown from BHLDN | A Practical Wedding

Iva Crepe Maxi via BHLDN ($298)


Jill Stuart Cape Sleeve Crepe Gown via Nordstrom ($328)

Agnes Mira Rose wedding gown from ASOS | A Practical Wedding

Agnes Mira Rose Dress via ASOS Marketplace ($657.16)

Glittery floor length wedding gown | A Practical Wedding

A Star Is Born dress via ASOS ($438.92)

Maxi wedding dress | A Practical Wedding

Embellished Shoulder 70s Maxi Dress via ASOS ($152.28)

Sequin maxi wedding dress | A Practical Wedding

Forever Unique Tempest Sequin Maxi Dress via ASOS Marketplace ($376.50)

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