When Anthropologie opened its bridal-wear outpost, BHLDN, last year, shrieks of delight went up from the hipster wedding crowd. Now, all the blushing brides who'd never dream of marching down the aisle in a Disney-princess dress, can shop Anthropologie's expertly curated selection of stylish, vintage-inspired wedding wear. After all, you want to serve cupcakes at your wedding — not dress like one, right?
Among the elegant, understated gowns on offer? Anna Sui's shimmering, champagne silk number, Tracy Reese's '20s-inspired floral jacquard jaw-dropper, plus sweet, retro tea dresses and vivid satin flats for dancing the night away once the ceremony's over and the real party begins. And with so many choices under $1,500, these are a downright bargain in the crazy-expensive world of wedding dresses.