Last year we did a series of posts sharing our favourite bridal dresses under various price points. It was so loved by our brides we wanted to bring it back in 2019. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing a series of posts of gowns under $1,000, under $2,000, under $3,000, under $5,000 and under $7,500. If you ask anyone who knows me, I am very organised and logical, so it only made sense to start with 12 bridal gowns you can buy for under $1,000.

Within this price point, your best option is a ready to wear dress, which you can style with a veil for a more bridal look. And with most of these dresses being well under $1,000 you could have a complete wedding look with jewellery, accessories, bridal veil and shoes at a fantastic price. Oh, and I nearly forgot to mention, they can all be bought online!


Sweet Innocence Gown $349.95

This satin ballgown features a feminine off the shoulder sweetheart neckline and a wide pleated full skirt with split! Available in sizes AUS 6 - 20 the bridal collection by Showpo provides brides with a great variety of styles, and sizes with affordable prices.


Cold Shoulder Ruffled Pleated Chiffon Gown $674.96

Made from a beautiful lightweight chiffon which has been pleated and ruffled, you will no doubt glide down the aisle. The dress features a slight train and pretty ties at the cuff. Available at Net-A-Porter.


Heartbeat Wrap Dress $500

For the uber-cool and non-fussed bride, Bec and Bridge has a bridal edit of their dresses available for you to explore on their website. We think this v-neck wrap dress is perfect for a beach wedding or elopement.


Julieta Pleated Maxi Dress $580

With super casual and relaxed vibes, with a hint of fashion we couldn’t go past the Julieta pleated maxi dress by Shona Joy. We can see this dress on a beach in Bali, barefoot and loving it!


Put A Ring On It Gown $249.95

We think this bridal gown by Showpo is the best of both worlds. With quite a classic fitted silhouette, we love the asymmetrical mesh shoulder detailing and statement train. Available in sizes AUS 6 - AUS 20 & with a 14 day full refund policy what more could a bride want!


Cape-effect crepe de chine gown $690.83

Perfect for your wedding day, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner, this exclusive design with Net-A-Porter is made from airy crepe de chine in a slim line silhouette with a split in the skirt. The cape cascades down the back for a beautiful look.


Be Mine Off The Shoulder Dress $250

I am partial to an off the shoulder dress, so I couldn’t help but include the Be Mine off the shoulder dress by Bec & Bridge. Made from stretch bonded crepe this dress fits in all the right places and is the perfect midi-length. We are vibing a marriage registry office reminiscent of Sex and the City.


Forever Gown $249.95

Usually a lace wedding dress under $1,000 would not be possible. Well thanks to Showpo you can have your cake and eat it to with the Forever bridal gown. Featuring a flattering scoop neckline & floating sleeves in a mesh style lace this dress is feminine and easy to wear.


Luxe Bias Cowl Slip Dress $280

Designed and cut on the bias for a flattering fit this dress by Shona joy features a cowl neckline, adjustable spaghetti straps and a maxi length with a slight flared hem.


Mara Crepe De Chine Gown $812.15

Feel major Caroline Bessette wedding vibes in this crepe de chine gown by bridal designer Rime Arodaky. Designed for a beach wedding or intimate reception this dress features a daring lef slit and plunging back. Available at Net-A-Porter.


Let’s Get Married Gown $299.95

I love how the nude lining accentuates the unique and symmetrical lace design of this strapless sweetheart bridal gown by Showpo. Finished with a long train, this gown would suit the most romantic of brides.


Be Mine Fixed Wrap Dress $240

Simplicity and modern rolled into one with the Be Mine dress by Bec & Bridge. Made from stretch bonded crepe this dress features a straight across neckline, fine straps and an asymmetrical draped skirt.