Best Places to Order Wedding Dresses Online [2019 Edition]

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If even the idea of spending thousands of dollars on a wedding dress has you cringing and rethinking the whole ceremony, you don’t have to fret any longer. And you can cancel your plans to elope to the nearest city hall. You can get an affordable dress by shopping online. There are plenty of places where you can get stunning dresses for a fraction of the price you’d spend in bridal boutiques.

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Along with spending a fraction of the costs, you’ll spend a fraction of the time searching for a bridal gown, too. Instead of driving to dozens of boutiques and bridal barns, you can pick a stunning dress online while getting the dress for your reception, your wedding shoes, and your bridal jewelry set, too.

You definitely don’t want to head to Google and search for wedding dresses. You’ll end up with a poorly made knock-off designer gown from a third-world country. Instead, we’ve gathered a list of some of the best places to buy a wedding dress online along with some of our reasons for choosing them.

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Most brides have heard about David’s Bridal, but not many think to shop online. You can easily get a designer gown from a well-known like Vera Wang or Oleg Cassini for under $1,000. In fact, you can take advantage of clearance sales online that will give you immediate savings of almost 60% off the ticket price for many styles.

Side Note: Another advantage of David’s Bridal is that you can easily get all of your bridesmaids dresses planned, fitted and reserved as well. Due to their many national locations, there’s typical a location near everyone (good if your bridesmaids are all over the place!).

David’s Bridal has a great search and filter system that allows you to find Wedding Dresses Under $100 or Plus Size Wedding Dresses as well as filtering for your favorite silhouette or type of material you’d like in your dress. This is actually one of our top picks. There are some stunning choices whether you choose to go with a designer gown or not.

Our Designer Dress Pick from David’s Bridal

White by Vera Wang

White by Vera Wang Hand-Draped Tulle Wedding Dress

Visit this dress on David’s Bridal for more details


While some bridal shops specialize in traditional, modern shapes and designs, others are able to appeal to a different audience. You might not want a princess ball gown because you have no desire to be Cinderella swept off her feet by a prince.

If you like a vintage, romantic Bohemian style, BHLDN has exactly what you are looking for in a wedding dress. They have lace gowns that were inspired by lace makers of the 19th century. The styles and colors lean towards vintage and lace and romance. They’re the kind of dresses you can wear for your destination beach wedding while barefoot in the sand.

The dresses range in price from approximately $200 and up, which gives you a lot of room in your budget for a beautiful wedding dress.

Our Romantic Dress Pick from BHLDN

Eira Gown

Eira Gown

Visit this Eira Gown on BHLDN


You might be surprised to see Amazon on the list, but it’s a great place to purchase a wedding gown for the big wedding day, as long as you do your research. There’s a range of prices as low as $50 for some dresses. You’ll want to make sure that you’re purchasing from a retailer who has great reviews and has dresses that are true to size. You can see plenty of pictures of people wearing the gown, which will give you a better idea of how it’ll look on you as well as the quality of the dress itself.

No bride wants to wear a dress on her big day that looks or feels cheap. An advantage to buying with this retailer is that you can take advantage of Prime Membership for shipping costs and to get faster shipping.

Our Traditional Dress Pick

Fair Lady Chapel Train Wedding Dress

Fair Lady Women's Double V-Neck Lace Applique Empire Chapel Train Wedding Dress

Visit this dress on Amazon now

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The British clothing retailer Missguided offers wedding dresses and gowns that are trendy and beautiful while being cutting edge and daring.

These looks might not be for every bride, but they are a bold alternative for those brides who absolutely do not want “traditional” for their wedding. There are sequined wrap dresses and simple bandeau white maxi dresses that aren’t thought of as traditionally bridal, but they work for the bride who wants to be casual and trendy.

Many of the dresses are less than $100, which make them an incredible bargain. Even if the bride wants to go traditional during the ceremony, she could pick a simple white on-trend dress from this store that will make her feel like a knockout during her reception.

Our Daring Pick

Bridal White Kimono

bridal white kimono sleeve twist front maxi dress

Visit this dress on Missguided now

Final Thoughts on The Best Places to Buy Wedding Dresses Online

These are a few of the best places to order the perfect wedding dress for you (and your personality!). While we love the designer dresses and styles at David’s Bridal, we enjoy the vast range of choices that Amazon offers, too.

A bride can spend hours searching and narrowing down her choices for a bridal gown while also placing her shoes, bridal jewelry, reception dress, and accessories in her shopping cart and have it all delivered at once.

This is a fantastic option for the woman who has no time to shop for everything she’ll need to wear for her big day.

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