(Closed) Where can I buy a cheaper wedding dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

definitely check in the classified’s section here, check bravo bride and once wed.  also craigslist in your city may have great bargains on once worn dresses.  good luck!!


eta welcome to the hive!!

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Hello Amy.

Bravobride.com and preownedweddingdresses.com have gowns that may be less expensive for you.




Post # 5
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Definitely check here. Oncewed.com is really good. Also, ebay can have some good deals too! Good luck!

Post # 6
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I guess it depends on your definition of “cheaper”.  I can recommend Netbride.com, which is an online seller of designer dresses (real ones, not copies).  I ordered my Watters dress from them and saved a lot of money.  If you find a dress you like at a bridal store, you could probably order it from Netbride rather than paying the more expensive price at the bridal store.

Post # 7
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I also think it depends on what your definition of cheaper is? I was looking for around $300-$500 or less for mine. That was cheaper to me. But for some Cheaper is $100 or even up to $1,000.

 ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW; bridal salons have lots of sales. I live in a small town with two bridal shops. They are both having either 70% off sales or they are cleaning house & have lots of dresses on sale for $99. I’d try all the websites that ladies have listed above & also try looking on craigslist like another said. It is definatly possible to find GREAT dresses for sale for cheap. I found lots for around $50 – $100 on craigslist & ebay. You just have to dig in and find them! Good Luck!!

Post # 8
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

David’s Bridal offers pretty cheap dresses

Post # 9
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Group USA doesn’t have an awesome selection but the prices are great.

Post # 10
147 posts
Blushing bee

I got lucky and got a sample I loved for $199- definitely check out Etsy & look at bridesmaids dresses that come in white or ivory. There are a ton of things you could add to jazz it up, a sash, jewels, accessories, a belt etc.

Post # 11
1205 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve decided to go with Aria.

My dress will be under 300….

Post # 12
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

oncewed.com and preownedweddingdresses.com!

Post # 13
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

More generally, you might look at consignment stores.  They typically have less expensive dresses.  Plus, you can try on the actual dress you will be getting, and walk out with it the same day.

Post # 14
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Group USA!! I got mine there for $179!!!!!!

Post # 15
4023 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

oncewed, preowenedweddingdresses, bravobride.

i just bought mine from pre owned wedding dresses for $400 (retails about 1000)!!!

Post # 16
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with all the previous posters, these are the good sites. Also, believe it or not, Ebay and Craigslist have had some really nice wedding dresses. I have also heard of girls ordering from China, but I would be sure to do all my research if you went this route. Millie Bridal seems to get good reviews, but others like Peridress I have heard AWFUL things about.

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