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!