April 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM ET
The bridal gown you have always hoped for doesn't have to come with sticker shock. Before you pull out the credit card, check out these wedding visions in tulle, lace, organza and satin. Each is beautiful, romantic and less than $350.
Sprinkled with sparkle
This chiffon gown blends the romance of an empire waist with the dazzle of crystal beading. Play up the glitz with killer jewelry, or pair with a braided updo and natural makeup (Long Chiffon Gown with Beaded Bust, $279, davidsbridal.com).
A sweep of tulle
No fabric sets the scene for a fairy tale quite like tulle. Wear this ethereal dress with a ribbon sash, beaded belt or on its own (Jenny Yoo Annabelle Dress, $260, bhldn.com).
Looking for a comfortable wedding gown that still stands out? Take a look at this showstopper. It is as light as a feather without sacrificing a hint of big-day dazzle (Long One-Shoulder Mesh Dress with Open Back Detail, $249 at davidsbridal.com).
With a subtle trumpet silhouette and delicate hue, this dress is the perfect blend of glamour and romance (Ruche Bridal Collection Angelique gown, $128.99, shopruche.com).
Channel Daisy Buchanan in your own Gatsby-esque gown. The stunning geometric beading is incredibly glam — perfect if your big day features chandeliers and custom cocktails (Adrianna Papell Cap Sleeve Beaded Gown, $290, dillards.com).
Lady Mary from "Downton Abbey" would approve of this pleated chiffon dress inspired by the flapper era. The simple shape is ideal for a stunning headpiece or statement jewelry (Ruche Bridal Collection Eliana gown, $138.99 at shopruche.com).
Pure romance: A chantilly lace bodice flows into a dreamy tulle skirt for the ultimate wedding day confection (Strapless Tulle Wedding Gown with Lace Embroidery , $349, davidsbridal.com).
This lace-and-jersey dress is all about figure flattery. The seamed empire waistline and draped skirt create a sleek hourglass silhouette, while a touch of texture on the gown's cap sleeves spotlights your décolleté and collarbones (Xscape Chemical Lace & Jersey Gown, $180, dillards.com).
Streamlined, sexy and sophisticated, this knotted gown is ideal for brides who don’t respond to fuss. Just picture it in an urban loft or artsy venue (Lauren Ralph Lauren Ruffled Gown, $220, dillards.com).
Delicate cap sleeves and rivulets of beading make this dress fit for a modern-day princess (Adrianna Papell Beaded Cap Sleeve Gown, $318 at nordstrom.com).
Short and sweet
Opulent brocade turns this flirty frock into a contender for City Hall nuptials and dance-filled receptions (Ann Taylor Embroidered Lace Strapless Dress, $325, anntaylor.com).
We can imagine this bohemian dress—trimmed in tonal crochet and tulle—looking perfect almost anywhere, from a rustic barn wedding to a seaside ceremony (Ruche Bridal Collection Darcy gown, $114.99, shopruche.com).