Affordable Lace Wedding Dresses That You’ll Love

January 20th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

Affordable Lace Wedding Dresses

There’s no doubt that planning a wedding can be expensive. From the flowers and venue to the food and drinks, it all starts to add up quickly. The upside to things — your wedding dress doesn’t have to break the bank for you to look and feel beautiful.

Lace is often thought of as an elegant material, and depending on the type used in a dress design, it can be costly. However, there are also cheaper options available that can be just as stylish. Our Simply Val Stefani collection includes many affordable lace wedding gowns to choose from in a wide range of silhouettes and styles. 

Below we go over what to consider when looking for the perfect lace dress along with examples to browse through. 

What to Look For

When it comes to dress shopping, you should never settle. There are plenty of budget-friendly wedding dress options that can fit any bride’s personal style. 

A dress with lace fits into many different style categories including vintage, rustic, boho, and the current trend, Cottagecore. There are different types of lace that are used in dress designs, and the type used can increase or lower the price. Cotton lace and embroidered lace appliques are two ways to use this fabric that are typically less costly, whereas chantilly and Alençon are more expensive. Appliques offer a great way to add lace detail to a dress, while pairing it with a different, less expensive material like chiffon. 

When looking for an inexpensive gown, consider those that are light-weight and include a smaller train because less material is used. Longer trains, like a chapel train, and hand beaded ornate details typically drive the price up.

Lace Wedding Gowns under $1,300

Our Simply Val Stefani collection is individually crafted with the same care and attention to detail as our Couture collection. We highlight some of our favorite affordable lace wedding dresses from our Simply Val Stefani collection below. For specific pricing information on a certain style be sure to contact an authorized retailer.

Style Lorelai

Make a sexy statement in Style Lorelai, a lace mermaid wedding dress that’s perfect for a beach ceremony. This design is crafted from a soft, vintage cotton lace and includes a beautiful sweetheart neckline. With eye catching pleat details on the back, this gown features a tulle tie bow that transitions to an open back and a sweep train.

Style Aliso

If you’re looking for something a little more glamorous, Simply Val Stefani Style Aliso is decorated with shimmery embroidered wildflower lace appliques throughout the soft mermaid silhouette. This light-weight gown features trendy garden inspired lace, sequin detail, and a short sweep train that's great for an outdoor or beach wedding. 

Style Laguna

Dreamy and elegant, Style Laguna is a bridal gown straight out of a romantic movie. The universally flattering A-line silhouette paired with shimmering metallic corded lace appliques creates a carefree, airy design. This dress has mesmerizing details including sparkly crystals along the bodice and a low illusion keyhole back.

Style Alora

If you’re a boho bride that wants to really embrace rustic details, consider Style Alora, a long sleeve lace wedding dress. This A-line bridal dress is crafted from soft leaf patterned lace that’s paired with illusion bishop sleeves. The lightweight, flowing design features a deep v-neck, v-back and buttons that lead down the zipper. 

Other Inexpensive Ideas to Consider

Even if you’ve found your dream dress, planning the other parts of your wedding day can still seem stressful, especially when it comes to finances. Here are some additional ideas to consider to make your big day that much more affordable.


Where you choose to tie the knot and host the reception can really make or break your budget. According to Brides, 40 percent of a wedding budget is set aside just for a venue. Not only does the location serve as the backdrop, but it can also help determine extra factors like food, drinks, and theme. Intimate settings like courthouses, backyards, and restaurants can sometimes be less costly.

  • Downtown City Courthouse: Having a city hall wedding doesn’t necessarily mean needing to elope, you can still tie the knot with close friends and family beside you. Getting wed here typically includes a small fee for the ceremony and an additional cost for your marriage license. Depending on which state you plan to get married in, costs can vary. 

  • Backyard: Utilize your surroundings and plan a backyard wedding if possible. You won’t need to book a venue months in advance and you’ll save money, leaving you more freedom to put your funds in other details. 

  • Restaurants and bars: Go for something a little more casual and rent out a private dining room or possibly the whole facility at your favorite restaurant, bar, or eatery. This means a location with services including food, tables, chairs, utensils, and possibly even entertainment bundled into one. 

Wedding Details

Little details can really add up and make your budget increase. Our Pinterest board of DIY wedding ideas is filled with countless options that will make your big day unforgettable, yet cost-friendly.

  • Online Invitations: Instead of sending out costly save the dates and invites, let your guests rsvp online by creating a wedding website. Include time, date, locations, and any other important details you need your wedding guests to know. 

  • DIY Wedding Decor: Create eye-catching DIY centerpieces that are perfect for your special day. By making your own pieces, you won’t need to go through the hassle of hiring outside vendors that are high-cost and require non-refundable deposits. And instead of having a florist, learn how to make a DIY bouquet yourself! 

  • Budget-friendly Favors: Gift your guests with items like homemade baked goods, soaps, or even something sentimental like a thank you note. 

As your planning, schedule fun events with your bridesmaids to have them help with things like decor and favors! 

You don’t need a big budget to have a stunning dress and a beautiful ceremony — just a little creativity and a whole lot of love! Take the next steps to finding your lace wedding gown by browsing our collections online. There are also affordable wedding dresses available in many other materials. If you’re ready to try on the dresses, make an appointment at your nearest Simply Val Stefani authorized retailer.

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