09/05/2014 09:12 EDT | Updated 09/05/2014 09:59 EDT

Cheap Wedding Dresses: Gorgeous Gowns Under $500 (PHOTOS)

With the cake, the flowers, the decor, the DJ, the food and the venue, weddings can get pretty expensive – and that’s not even including your dress! But while budgeting your wedding can be stressful, finding the perfect gown for cheap doesn’t have to be.

While you might be thinking that we’re joking (we’re not joking), the proof is in the slideshow below. Here are 25 gorgeous cheap wedding dresses that cost $500 or less! From long silk dresses to short lace skirts, these beautiful wedding gowns are perfect for a bride on a budget.

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