10/30 Five for Friday: Winter Wedding Dresses Under $500

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Happy Friday, Broke-Asses! I’ve been thinking a lot about winter weddings (it’s coming, after all!) and I’m totally loving the idea of gorgeous, shimmery, non-traditional gowns set against the crisp white of winter snow. Winter weddings are also a great way to save some skrilla — it tends to be a bit of an offseason (save for the weeks around Christmas and New Years, as well as Valentine’s Day), as the vast majority of weddings take place from May through October. Gorgeous non-traditional dresses make for amazing, impactful wedding gowns, and they often run significantly less because you can buy them off-the-rack (just find a good seamstress or tailor) or rent them for incredibly cheap. And! You can def. wear them again if you buy — think New Years, black-tie weddings or just a super fancy night out. Here are five of my favorite non-traditional wedding gowns that would stun at a winter (or anytime) wedding for under $500:

Adrianna Papell Floral Beaded Gown from Dillards

Adrianna Papell Floral Beaded Gown, $300 at Dillards

Nha Khanh Silver Harmony Dress from Rent the RunwayNha Khanh Silver Harmony Gown, $125 Rental ($825 Retail) at Rent the Runway
Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman from Saks Fifth Avenue

Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Embroidered Tulle Gown, $464 (Was $1160) at Saks Fifth Avenue

Sparkle Within Dress from ModCloth

Sparkle Within Dress, $329.99 from ModClothTeri Jon by Rickie Freeman Jacquard Trumpet Gown from Saks Fifth Avenue

Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Jacquard Trumpet Gown, $384 (Was $960) at Saks Fifth Avenue

BONUS (because I couldn’t help myself):Badgley Mischka Night at the Oscars Dress from Rent the Runway

Badgley Mischka Night at the Oscars Gown, $120 Rental ($620 Retail) from Rent the Runway

Would you pick any of these for your wedding day? Which is your favorite?

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