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Friday Faves: Wedding Dresses Under $500

A Roundup Of Bride-Approved Gowns Under $500

…And what real DB brides love about them!

You can get a beautifully crafted gown for under $500 and we can prove it! See what real David’s Bridal brides love about some of our top gowns under $500 so you can say “I Do” to your dream wedding gown! Keep reading for a few wedding dresses under $500 to help inspire your wedding planning.

Allover Scroll Beaded Illusion Long Sleeve Gown – Style WGIN718, $499.95

If you’re looking for a 1920’s inspired gown, look no further! This ultra stunning gown is entirely beaded in intricate designs for a final look that captures a sense of Old Hollywood glam. The illusion neckline and sleeve detail provide a delicate mix of sexy and sophisticated.

Photos by @ceciliaproskauerphoto and @journalingjoss

What brides are saying…

“I only tried on 2 dresses and I knew this dress was the one for my winter Tahoe elopement. It fit me perfectly, no alterations needed. This dress is elegance and romance! I can move, sit and it will travel well! ” – Jewels

“Loved the fit and elegant look. Received so many compliments!!” – KelBel

“The embroidery is beautiful and so glamorous. It’s an in-between color so you can get away wearing gold or silver. Can’t wait to wear it to my winter wedding.” – Charlotte

Beaded Sheath V-Neck Dress with Godets – Style AP2E205240, $499.95

This sheath silhouette gracefully skims to show off your body’s natural shape. Straight lines of the silhouette help to lengthen and give you that modern bride look. You’ll be sparkling your way down the aisle with its allover beaded pattern that adds a touch of added interest.

Photos by @dessertconnoisseur and @annadelores for @greenweddingshoes 

What brides are saying…

“I went to David’s just to try on dresses and walked out with this beauty. She is lightweight, comfortable, sparkly, and stunning. I can’t wait to wear it for our wedding.” – Angie

“I wore this dress to my impromptu wedding ceremony via Zoom during the Pandemic! Was wanting something casual but pretty and luckily this fit the bill. I plan on wearing it again during our official wedding reception next year when it’s safe to have parties again! If you are looking for a comfortable/sexy dress, give this one a chance! ” – SuzaOca

“I loved this dress as soon as I tried it on. The vibe is very 1920s which matched my venue perfectly. It was exactly what I was looking for— simple silhouette, no train, and the price point was right in my budget! The beading is also gorgeous— I love the geometric lines. ” – Nicole

Beaded Keyhole Back Chiffon Wedding Dress – Style WG4003, $499.00

This gown is bound to make heads turn! Details like delicate pleating along the plunging sweetheart bodice, intricate floral embellishment on the illusion cap sleeves, and an open-back keyhole crafted with almost 16,000 beads give the classic A-line shape a modern update.

Photos by @venitaaspen

“Can’t wait to have my next fitting on this dress. It is so comfortable and knew it was “the one” straight away. Brilliant quality ” – Rhine241

“I decided to ask a consultant to try on one more dress and it was this one. When I put it on and was able to envision myself walking down the aisle in it. I absolutely adore the dress and didn’t have to break the bank.” – Jylnn

Off-the-Shoulder Buttoned Back Crepe Wedding Dress – Style WG3990, $499

Timelessly chic and a modernly romantic, this off-the-shoulder sheath is a picture of pure elegance. Flatter your figure with this sophisticated off-the-shoulder neckline and mermaid silhouette finished with curve-enhancing princess seams.

Photos uploaded by jessicag and @kanobipollard

“The dress is so beautiful yet so simple. I received MANY compliments on the dress, I wish I could wear it again. I am so happy with my selection.” – Diana

“Absolutely beautiful dress! It was exactly what I wanted.” – Nicole

Plunge Illusion Chantilly Lace Wedding Dress – Style MS251214, $499

Not just for the boho bride! This chantilly lace sheath features a floral & scalloped motif, keyhole cutout, and button trail down the back…seriously, what’s not to love!

Influencer @katie_lavieri taking a mirror selfie in style MS251214

Photo by @katie_lavieri

“I am so happy with this dress. Extremely flattering even for curvy girls! Add a belt for a little pop of bling. Cannot wait to get married in this dress in a couple months. Dress has some stretch to it and hugs all the right places. Love the lace!!!” – FutureMrsK

“I’d seen this dress online and in photos in the store but it gave off a totally different vibe when I tried it on. The lace is gorgeous and the dress as a whole is perfect for my boho outdoor wedding.” – Kaye

Inspired and ready to find the one? Book your appointment to see these gowns and more customer favorite wedding dresses in person at your local David’s Bridal! Plus, explore more wedding dresses under $500 online! Are you a past DB bride and want to share your gown story? Leave a review and upload your photos at!

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