21 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses (From $100 to $1,000!)

Attention, brides-to-be: We know you have a zillion and one things on your wedding to-do list—plus a life outside all the bridal madness (right?). That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to save you time and relieve a wee bit of your stress by finding some of the prettiest new under-$1,000 wedding dresses out there. We’ve even tracked down the $100 bridal gown, plus gowns for people who hate bridal gowns…and did we mention they’re all under $1,000? Read on!

If you…want something classic

Hey, it’s OK if your wedding day fantasy involves you, a big ol’ veil and a bridal gown fit for a Disney princess. We found some jaw-dropping wedding dresses that fit the bill, including this gorgeous gown. The ruched bodice will look good in photos and in person while the chapel train looks dreamy from every single angle. David’s Bridal Style T9669, $699-$749. For ordering info, see davidsbridal.com.

A fairytale princess wedding dress

This embellished gown features a sweetheart neckline, a mermaid skirt and rosettes galore. What’s not to love? Claudine for Alyce Cara Gown, $750. For ordering info, see alycedesigns.com.

A classic sleeveless wedding dress

Strapless isn’t your only option when it comes to traditional bridal gowns. A sleeveless tank with the works (pleats, beads, an I’m-making-an-entrance-here train) feels equally major and affords you way more bra options—never a bad thing. David’s Bridal Style 9V9570, $399-$449. For ordering info, see davidsbridal.com.

If you…like the goddess look

Hollywood starlets have been working this sexy look on the red carpet forevs. It can work for your big day, too, and you don’t need a celeb bank account to make it happen. Want proof? Just check out this dramatic gathered-bust sheath. So pretty in antique-y off-white chiffon! Thread Breck, $420. For ordering info, see threaddesign.com.

Goddess wedding gown

Grecian draping on one long swoosh of silky fabric elongates the body and shows off the new erogenous zone: the shoulders. Thread Shiloh, $460. For ordering info, see threaddesign.com.

A pre-accessorized goddess gown

Built-in jewelry like on this dazzling halter-strap style draws attention to a bride’s beaming face and eliminates the need for a necklace—genius! David’s Bridal Galina Signature Chiffon Slim Gown, $650. For ordering info, see davidsbridal.com.

An easy, breezy goddess gown

Planning to get married on a beach—or just want to bring that easy, breezy vibe to your wedding day? Slip into a flowy, spaghetti-strap bridal gown with a knotted front to look and feel gorgeously stress-free! Nicole Miller Georgette Bridal Dress, $575. For ordering info, see edressme.com.

A sexy, goddess gown

This body-hugging draped dress lets you show off your sex appeal without looking like you’re about to do a wild, quickie Vegas wedding. Nicole Miller Antique White Satin Bridal Gown, $730 at eDressme.com

Chic and fuss-free wedding gown

There’s tons to worry about on your big day, so why not knock one or two things off the list? The gorgeous crinkled silk is perfect for brides who don’t want to stress about having perfectly steamed gown while the subtle beaded embellishment means there’s no necklace required. Nicole Miller Bridal Gown EK0033 twist front gown with beading details $990, nicolemiller.com

If you…have your heart set on lace

Looking totally girly your thing? You’re in luck: This lace-covered trumpet-shaped dress with beaded belt shows off your waist and will wow guests. David’s Bridal Style VW9768, $599. For ordering information, see davidsbridal.com.

A train-accented lace wedding gown

What do you get when you combine six-plus tiers of ivory ruffles, dainty capped sleeves and a sweet train? We say a confectionary creation, but you might just call it a-ma-zing! Claudine for Alyce Abby 7221 Gown, $989. For ordering info, see alycedesigns.com.

A halter-cut lace wedding gown

Whether you want to show off a bit of pretty cleavage—or you’re just looking to enhance your A-cup—you can’t go wrong with something plunging and lacy. Claudine for Alyce Chaya Gown, $750. For ordering info, see alycedesigns.com.

An accessorized lace wedding gown

Keep from OD’ing on frills by adding a little jolt of color—think a pretty sash belt or modern accessories—or just keep the top fitted and sexily streamlined. Jessica McClintock Rebecca Dress, $405. For ordering information, see jessicamcclintock.com.

If you…want something fuss-free

There’s no rule that says your walk-down-the-aisle dress has to have lots of going on. Simple can be “wow” too, and as a bonus, you can save some money when you’re not shelling out for extra trimmings. One no-fail way to pull off this unfussy-chic look is with elegant black and white (or black and ivory) in an A-line shape. BCBGMAXAZRIA Strapless Floral Chiffon Wedding Gown, $498 at Nordstrom.com

A strapless, fuss-free wedding gown

What keeps a sweetheart neckline from looking too cutesy? A slim skirt and a sleek belt—just the thing for a cosmopolitan wedding! Jenny Yoo Mackenzie Dress in Eastern Silk Shantung, $625. For ordering info, see jennyyoo.com.

A modest, fuss-free wedding gown

Brides-to-be seeking a more covered-up look should pay special attention to the neckline. Sheer, cap-sleeve details create a romantic yet but modest look—walking that oh-so-important line of being dramatic but not revealing. Romantic Tulle Bridal Gown by Love, Yu, $900 AT eDressMe.com

A designer, fuss-free wedding gown

Your picky Aunt Martha and other style-savvy will never be able to guess that you spent under $500 for your designer-name dress. Calvin Klein Sequin Trim Chiffon Wedding Gown, $198 at Nordstrom.com

A budget babe’s “wow!” wedding gown

If you’ve got Hollywood tastes but more of a waitress-paying-her-way-through-film-school budget, this mega-dramatic gown is for you. Your guests will gasp (in a good way) when they see this gorgeous bridal dress—you will too when you see the price tag! Eliza J Floral Strapless Bridal Gown, $398 at Nordstrom.com

If you…aren’t into the whole long wedding gown thing

Don’t see yourself in a big fluffy gown? Totally fine. Shorter dresses are way low-key. Plus, ankle- or knee-length dresses like this one will show off your legs and let you bust some serious moves on the dance floor. Ouma Alice and Wonderland Dress, $680. For ordering info, see www.ouma.etsy.com.

A sweet and flirty wedding dress

If you’re a fan of princess-y touches but don’t want to be swallowed up by too much fabric, try a frilly frock that hits just below the knee. Love the tulle-accented Empire waist that balances out a larger bust while still looking dainty. David’s Bridal Style 9BR1004, $159. For ordering info, see davidsbridal.com.

A short wedding dress

A stylish short dress says, “I am not a bridezilla, thank you very much,” while the one-shoulder look taps into one of the year’s biggest fashion trends. Jenny Yoo Dylan Dress in Eastern Silk Shantung, $450. For ordering info, see jennyyoo.com or call 646-723-6826.