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Launched in 2012, Lover.ly aims to make the folder of dog-eared magazine clippings a thing of the past for brides-to-be. The digital wedding channel, which makes the planning process more simple, is bringing everything from charming real weddings to expert advice on all things bridal right to R29.
We all know weddings can cost way too much money — but only if you let them. If you're looking to save money on your wedding, the gown is a great place to start! The average amount spent on a wedding dress in 2012 was $1,211, but you can spend half that and still get a sensational frock. Our secrets for getting a great white or ivory dress on a budget? Look for white bridesmaids dresses and party dresses, and make friends with your tailor to ensure a perfect fit.
Click through to browse our favorite under-$500 options!