Wedding Dresses Can Be Beautiful Ready-to-Wear and Affordable

Over July 4th weekend, we celebrated the elopement of a dear family friend with a reception on the lake. Celebrating their marriage made us think of other gals eloping. Where could you get a dress quickly? (since most elopements aren't planned 6-8 months in advance - the average time to get a wedding dress) And what about a budget bride - what are her options?

So we decided to answer our own question! Check out a selection of ready-to-wear dresses below. They're budget friendly, but not pre-owned!

Locklane Weddings & Events | Inexpensive, Pink Watters Wedding Dress
Locklane Weddings & Events | Nicole Miller Strapless, Silk Faille Wedding Gown

Watters "Carina" $913 / Nicole Miller "Dakota" - Silk Faille Strapless Gown $1035 (most expensive here!)

Locklane Weddings & Events | Inexpensive, Ann Taylor Goddess V-neck Wedding Dress
Locklane Weddings & Events | Inexpensive, Teri Jon Wedding Dress

Ann Taylor, Goddess V-Neck $550 / Teri Jon, Metallic Lace Top Gown $580

Locklane Weddings & Events | Inexpensive, Badgley Mischka Wedding Dress
Locklane Weddings & Events | Badgley Mischka Wedding Dress, Satin Strapless

Badgley Mischka, Cap Sleeve Gown $244.50 (sale!) / Badgley Mischka, Satin Strapless $695

Locklane Weddings & Events | Inexpensive, Adrianna Papell Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dress
Locklane Weddings & Events | Aidan Mattox Sequin Tulle Wedding Dress

Adrianna Papell - Spaghetti Strap, Beaded Blouson Gown $299 / Aidan Mattox, Sequin Tulle $450

Locklane Weddings & Events | Inexpensive, Adrianna Papell Rosette Wedding Dress
Locklane Weddings & Events | Inexpensive, Erin Fetherston Silk Metallic Gown

Adrianna Papell - Pleat Bodice, Rosette Gown $238 / Erin Fetherston "Monique" - Silk Metallic Gown $550

Locklane Weddings & Events | Inexpensive, Theia Gown - Don O'Neill
Locklane Weddings & Events | Inexpensive, Strapless Mermaid Theia
Locklane Weddings & Events | Inexpensive, Nicole Miller Lauren Dress
Locklane Weddings & Events | Inexpensive, Kay Unger New York Lace Dress

 Nicole Miller "Lauren" - Stretch Linen $290 / Kay Unger New York - Lace Dress $136

Would you consider a ready-to-wear dress? Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!