But hear us out: Even as fashion-lovers, we can think of a million reasons not to wipe out your life's savings on a dress for your big day, the first and most obvious one being that you'll likely only wear the damn thing once.
So there are plenty of reasons to start your search near the bottom of the pricing ladder, not least of which should be because there are a ton of great-looking picks out there that live up to your dreams, but also can be worn again. With the average wedding dress in America costing $900 to $1,500, according to The Wedding Report, Inc., we're using that as our benchmark and presenting dresses that all cost less. And the best part is, with the expensive-looking picks ahead, none of your wedding guests will even be the wiser — your down-the-aisle stunner can be your own little secret.
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