Most brides believe the biggest part of their wedding day is the dress (with a close second being tying the knot with the love of their life, of course!) And although this is a dress that is normally only worn once, plenty of brides go to great lengths to secure the dress of their dreams. However, some brides are adamant that their wedding dress shouldn’t have to break the bank and we can’t help but agree.
Wedded Wonderland, Australia’s biggest bridal site, looked into how much cash women were happy to hand over for their dress and the results were very surprising! Out of 515 women surveyed it was revealed that brides and brides to be were happy to part with $5,180 in exchange for their dress. According to Easy Weddings’ Annual Australian Wedding Survey results the average price of a wedding dress in 2017 is $2,552. The previous year it was $2,475.
When it comes to how much brides are willing to spend to secure the garment love of their life, the price fluctuates from state to state. Queensland brides spend a modest average of $1,807 on their dress – a price we can definitely get behind (wouldn’t it be nice to be a QLD bride right about now). However, at the opposite end of the scale sits Victoria, with brides parting with an average of $2,745 for a single white dress. Brides in Tasmania, Western Australia, NT and NSW generally spend between $2,600 and $2,400 whilst South Australian brides and brides from the ACT spent around $1980 on their dresses.
With all the other stresses and costs of your big day, wouldn’t it be nice if your dream dress could also be at your dream price? Just because you choose to stick to what you can afford doesn’t mean you can’t get the glamorous look you’ve always imagined. And what if we told you that the money you save on your dress can go towards a veil or other bridal accessories
No matter what style and material you’re looking for we have you covered. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of 12 designer wedding dresses under $1000.
1. Strappy Deep V-Neck Lace Sheath Wedding Dress - $599 AUD
A sultry and eye-catching lace sheath wedding dress with a plunging illusion neckline and double spaghetti straps.
2. Scalloped Lace Split-Front Plus Size Wedding Dress - $899.00 AUD
The simple sheath silhouette of this scalloped lace plus-size wedding dress perfectly showcases unique details, such as a front-slit skirt with two different contrast lace trims.
3. Allover Lace Tank Sheath Wedding Dress - $899 AUD
Thoughtfully placed appliques at the waist, hips, and back make this linear lace sheath wedding dress ultra-flattering. Panels at the sides feature illusion lace-up panels for a subtly sexy touch.
4. Lace Sweetheart Wedding Ball Gown - $899 AUD
The strapless, sweetheart ball gown is a classic for a reason: flattering and romantic, it instantly evokes the feeling of being a bride. Add beautiful lace and a pleated bodice, and the romance factor increases exponentially.
5. Tiered Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Skirt - $499.00 AUD
Create the wedding look of your dreams with this horsehair-trimmed, tiered tulle skirt. Wear over a slim sheath gown to perform the ultimate ceremony-to-reception style switch.
6. Off-The-Shoulder Eyelash Lace Sheath Wedding Dress - $699.00 AUD
This allover lace sheath dress features an off-the-shoulder flounce and scalloped hem edged in soft and fringy eyelash lace.
7. Lace and Tulle Two-Piece Plus Size Wedding Dress - $699 AUD
A whimsical approach to a traditional wedding dress, this two-piece set features a spaghetti-strap lace top with a buttoned back and a sweeping, A-line tulle skirt.
8. Off-the-Shoulder Long Sleeve Lace Plus Size Gown - $349 AUD
Figure flattering and classic, this draped jersey plus-size sheath gown features a long sleeve sequin lace bodice that can be worn on the tips of the shoulders as a boatneck style, or pulled a little further down for a fully off-the-shoulder look.
9. Mikado High-Low Wedding Dress - $299 AUD
This lustrous mikado wedding gown is the epitome of effortless elegance. The simple bodice is even more lovely when topped with a sparkling sash, and the high-low hem shows off your dazzling heels.
10. Floral Beaded Lace and Tulle Mermaid Wedding Dress - $999 AUD
A figure-hugging mermaid wedding gown adorned with ornate floral applique. The illusion sheer bodice, allover lace, and tulle enhance this romantic look.
11. Illusion Deep V-Neck Cap Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress - $699 AUD
A plunging neckline, finished with an illusion mesh panel, creates the sleek bodice of this lace, cap-sleeve sheath wedding gown.
12. One-Shoulder Flounce Stretch Crepe Belted Sheath - $599 AUD
The asymmetrical flounced neckline of this elegant stretch crepe sheath gown is balanced with a centre slit at the skirt and cinched at the waist with a belt of crystal petals.
We believe every woman should be able to walk down the aisle in her perfect dress, regardless of budget.
Whatever your dream gown is – we’re here to help you get it at your dream price!
P.S. There’s plenty more where that came from – to shop all bridal gowns under $1000 click here