Wedding Dresses That Drop Jaws & Don't Break The Bank

Some brides have dreamed about their wedding their entire life. Some brides quite frankly haven't given it much thought and may have questioned whether they would even have a wedding if they one day chose to get married. The thing is, whether you're eloping or having a massive wedding, you all have one thing in common -- you want to look damn good! Wedding dress shopping today can be quite overwhelming and sticker shock just comes with the territory. Looking stunning on your wedding day should NOT mean that you have to go over budget and spend an obscene amount of money on a dress you are going to wear for one day! We promise you can find the perfect dress and skip the buyers remorse!

Here are five places to find a wedding dress that will make jaws drop but won't break the bank:

1. Show Me Your Mumu

They have a selection of bridesmaids and wedding dresses with a focus on a simple, care-free, bohemian style. There is a wide range of floral patterns for each style of dress and an array of bridal accessories. Prices range from under $100 USD to approximately $300 USD.


For all of those Anthropologie shoppers out there! BHLDN is Anthropologies bridal line and with a combination of lace, modern and bohemian dresses, they have a wedding look for every bride. You can find wedding dresses ranging from $300 USD to $4000 USD and a selection of over 60 dresses under the $1000 USD mark. Oh and they have a wide range of bridesmaid dresses to choose from as well! Want to turn dress shopping with your girlfriends into a weekend away? BHLDN is based in the US and has stores in Chicago and New York! You always have the option of ordering online!

3. The Brides Project - Fighting cancer. One dress at a time.

This one is for all of our Toronto brides. The Brides Project is not only a budget friendly option but you can buy your wedding dress knowing you are doing some social good! The Brides’ Project has been in operation since 2004, and has two very important purposes: to provide every bride with the things she needs for a beautiful wedding within her budget, and to support cancer charities by donating all our profits. The Brides’ Project accepts donated wedding dresses from brides, salons and designers. The dress prices range from $100 CND to $1500 CND with the average price of a dress being $600 CND.

4. Still White

Still White is Canada's largest wedding dress marketplace. Brides can list their previously worn wedding dress for sale on Still White and new brides can search the designer and style they love and find it for a fraction of the cost! Prices range from $100 CND to $5100 CND with over 15,000 dresses under $1000 CND.

5. Once Wed

Similar to Still White, Once Wed is an online marketplace for brides to list their wedding dresses for sale! They have over 700 dresses under the $1,000 mark and make it easy for you to search by designer, price point and style. Each dress has a detailed description of it's fit and alterations that were made as well as the story behind the dress.