Last year I made a list of 10 vintage inspired wedding dresses for under $500 and I couldn’t help but look around to see what I could find this year, and surprise – the post is humongous!

“Prioritize” seems to be the it verb for weddings on a small budget lately, and for some brides, dresses may not be on the top of their list. Or maybe it is, but you just can’t justify dropping 8k on a dress you will wear for a few hours. More and more engaged couples are becoming more conscious about their wedding spending, and down to earth as far as what really matters to them. Some may want to get that wedding photographer whose work they swoon over, while others prefer having a seated dinner and an open bar all night. Whatever the case may be, I started compiling a list of 10 wedding dresses for under $500 but I found a few extra that caught my eye so I decided to extend it to 15.

There is a wedding dress for virtually any bride…

Classic:
Stunning Wedding Dresses for under $500
The back of this dress! The bodice of this A line wedding dress has a beaded detail around the waist and the open back has a sweet bow. Simple and so chic! This halter neckline made me change my mind about halter dresses. Mon Cheri wedding dress style 29127, $378

City Chic:
City Chic Wedding Dresses for under $500
ABS by Allen Schwartz “Kate” strapless gown with black velvet sash, $245

Modern sophistication:
Handmade Short Wedding Dresses for under $500
White as Snow Dress by Sarah Seven, $455

Short and sweet, 50’s inspired:
1950's Vintage Inspired  Wedding Dresses for under $500
The Darling Dress, $140. Handmade by Cherry Pie Vintage.

Bohemian:
Handmade Vintage Inspired Indie Wedding Dresses for under $500
This is my personal favorite. Photos certainly do not do justice to this dress! 3 Tiered Lace wedding dress ($275) by Julia Lovan Dresses. This dress with a braided do and a hair flower would look so ethereal!

Romantic wedding dresses.
Lace Wedding Dresses for under $500
Left: English netting skirt wish sweep train, by Rohm ($325). The top is sold separately, but hey, you can wear it again with a black skirt! Center: empire waist wedding dress in silk shantung. The bodice has a hand beaded detail on the bodice. By Dessy style 1022, $399. Right: Lace mermaid dress and bolero by Jessica McClintock Style 54229 Katherine. $336

Whimsical short wedding dress. The layers of tulle on these dresses are so delicious!
Tulle Skirt Short Wedding Dresses for under $500
Fancy Formal ($460) and A Whimsical Spring ($230), both by Ouma.

Vintage Glam wedding dresses, for Old Hollywood Inspired brides:
Old Hollywood Glamour Vintage Glam Wedding Dresses for under $500
Left, silk shantung wedding dress with trumpet skirt by Dessy style 1023, $429. Center: 1930’s style satin wedding dress “Queen of Hearts” by Unique Vintage, $160. Right: one shoulder wedding dress Bari Jay style 2007, $190

Beach Keen:
Beachy Tropical Wedding Dresses for under $500
Left: the good ol’ J Crew. Gracie gown, $450. Right: white cotton wedding gown by Amanda Archer, $500

Coming soon, vintage wedding dress roundup!

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