These prom dresses can be the affordable alternative wedding dresses of your dreams

Prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, ballgowns, formal dresses… all of these terms can totally mean WEDDING DRESSES. Plus, they're almost all sub-$500 which means they're alternative wedding dresses on a budget. I went a-scouring the prom and bridesmaids sections to see what steals and deals I could find in pinks, metallics, whites, creams, florals, and so many more. Y'all know you can wear white, but don't discount the rest of the rainbow. Those blush sequins need someone to wear 'em, right? I guess I'll just have to take one for the team and wear them all. It'll be hard, but I'll try to manage.

Go beat me to them and find that prom dress turned wedding dress right now…


21 print dresses so stunning that you may never go solid again

Our print dress archive is full of some of the most breathtaking gowns we've seen. We love us some white and colored dresses, but floral dresses, striped dresses, polka-dots, and tartan are often the unexpected choice that makes all of your guests squirm with happy squees. Trust us, nobody will be wondering who the bride is just because you're straying from white. OR some of these could make for epic bridesmaids gear. Either way, we want SOMEONE to be rocking one of these print dresses right nao. Will it be you? Let me know if you'll be going with a print wedding dress for your wedding!


25 chic-as-hell and inexpensive wedding dresses under $500

While you can totally spend thousands of buckeroos on a fabulous and chic wedding dress, you don't HAVE to. In fact, you can find a cheap and cheerful inexpensive wedding dress at one of our favorite stores, ASOS. They're rocking our world with their wedding dresses, bridesmaid gowns, mothers-of-the-couple dress, and tons of outfits for wedding guests (and stuff I just want to buy for mahself!). We've rounded up a few of our favorite inexpensive wedding dresses from ASOS to get your dress shopping started — and they're all $500 and under.

Let's go shopping for chic and lovely yet totally inexpensive wedding dresses…