I know that people are getting started or are in the middle of starting plans for their wedding.

I am going to start a series of posts on planning the perfect frugal wedding.

We all know that once the wedding date is set, the search for the perfect wedding dress gets underway.

Today, I want to show some of the truly gorgeous, inexpensive options for you.  The perfect dress is not about the cost. It’s about finding the right dress for you, great tailoring so that it fits you like a glove, and the perfect accessories.

Here are a couple of examples of inexpensive gowns that are so beautiful:

This dresss is from David’s and is only $199.00.

I love the one shouldered look and the draping of this gown.

This comes in sizes 2-16.

Here’s the description:

  • Delicate silver and clear beaded floral embroidery adorn the single shoulder bodice and empirewaist.
  • Full length skirt is accented with a stunning side drape.
  • Chiffon fabric cascades to create a slim silhouette.
  • Fully lined. Invisible size zipper. Imported polyester. Dry clean only.
  • Available in white or ivory.

Here is another one from David’s Bridal that is plus-sized:

This dress sells for $149.99 and comes in sizes 14W to 26W.  I think it looks as good as many designer dresses I’ve seen.

Here’s the description:

This item is available online only. *

This luxuriously soft satin dress is simple, yet elegant and full of flattering details. The romantic off-the-shoulder neckline is detailed with soft pleats for an added feminine feel. A-line silhouette featuring side drape is slimming on all body types. Fully lined. Back zip. Imported Polyester; made in China. Dry clean only.

At, you can save up to 80% on wedding gowns, mother of the bride dresses and on other special discounted items.

This is called a ‘beach wedding dress’ and I absolutely love everything about this dress.

This gorgeous dress sells for $83.09, at a special sale right now.  Here’s the description (sorry for the spelling errors, I took it right from the site):

A line sexy beching wedding dress, the unique neck design makes this dress a stunning look. The strapess are go throuth the wrap of the front top and fix ed on the back top hem. The inner layer dress has sweetheart neck. The dress is very elegant and casual, you can take it into your consideration if you are looking for a wedding dress.

This dress is floor length, you also can wear it in friends wedding party or a from party.

  • train:floor length
  • embellishment:beads
  • Main materials :Chiffon
  • color:white

plus size dress is soooo pretty! It sells right now for $183.19, down from the original $420.00.

I’m sorry, but there wasn’t much of a description of this dress other than

Material:   Matte Satin

  • Color:   Ivory

I would have so much fun accessorizing this dress.

A few things to keep in mind when you’re ordering online:

Always read the reviews to see if the dress runs big or small or true to size.

Give yourself plenty of time to send it back if you’re not satisfied (Make certain there is a good return policy on the dress).

Give yourself plenty of time for alterations.

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