Just because it's your big day doesn't mean you need to spend big to enjoy it. Seriously. We guarantee you can look like a fairy-tale princess, bohemian goddess, you-name-it without a designer budget — and without feeling like you're scrimping either. In fact, limiting ourselves to $1,000 or less, we were able to scout out a slew of gowns perfect to wear when reciting those everlasting vows.
And, we're not talking strictly knee-length, City Hall numbers in our 26 picks ahead. (Though we have plenty of those, too.) In addition to a selection of stunning LWDs, take in tons of floor-grazing frocks that'll leave you looking and feeling like the belle of the ball. Plus, every type of bridal staple — lace embroidery, delicate pleats, full skirts, and even a few tomboy picks — is well represented in the stellar batch ahead. Here's to putting your precious pennies to better use, like throwing the wedding reception of your dreams or planning the ultimate honeymoon getaway. Sounds like a win-win for you and your special someone.