Insanely gorgeous [and affordable!] wedding dresses

If you had to guess, how much would you say this wedding dress cost?

$2,000? $1,500? Try less than $300.

(Image courtesy of Nordstrom)

By the way … if you recently got engaged over the holidays, CONGRATULATIONS!  

And if you’re worried about finding the perfect wedding dress on a budget, fear not. There really is no need to go broke or give up on finding the dress of your dreams. There are so many beautiful dresses out there that cost less than $1,000. And many that even cost less than $500, like the one above from Nordstrom, which only costs $278. You can even order it online (they’ll even ship it for free) and try it on in the privacy of your own home. If it doesn’t fit, just return it (they offer free returns, too).

In true NYC Recessionista style, I’ve assembled an entire Pinterest board of affordable wedding dresses in every silhouette, color and style. Each and every one of them costs well under $1,000.