It's been a while since I answered a reader question and this is a great one to jump back in. A bride on a very tight budget asked me to recommend bridal gowns under $750. This is definitely a challenge if you're looking to traditional bridal shops. I you're not in the market for a crystal-incrusted ball gown, or a Chantilly lace mermaid silhouette, you can find lots of beautiful gowns at that price point. Knowing where to look is key. Many online shops including J.Crew, Free People and ShopBop now have wedding shops. BHLDN has a few beautiful options at this price. I also included a few pretty gowns from super affordable shops like ASOS. But $750 is a good chunk of change and can buy you some gorgeous designers gowns from department stores. They make it easy to search by color, length and price. I love number 4, the beautiful Rachel Zoe dress in the Lace category below, and numbers 7 and 8 in the modern category, Badgley Mischka and 3.1 Philip Lim respectively. Many of these online shops offer free shipping and free returns, so while you don't get the traditional bridal experience, you get to try them on in the comfort of your own home and take as many photos as you like. One tip, be aware of alterations. Fitted and complicated silhouettes can increase the price of the gown by $100+ for alterations.
One final note, if you are in the market for a ball gown or something grander than the above, check out the wedding gown resale shop, Nearly Newlywed.