10 Incredible Illusion Neckline Wedding Dresses Under $1,500

gorgeous illusion neckline wedding dress by Saja for $1300

One of my most favorite current wedding dress trends has to be the illusion neckline. It is a very feminine look while also being subtly sexy and alluring. Many of the illusion neckline dresses have intricate lace detailing, so it can be easy to assume that they would break the bank. Yet I am happy to tell you that I have found 10 gorgeous wedding dresses with beautiful illusion necklines all under $1,500 (many of them being under $1,000).

Pairing jewelry with an illusion neckline wedding dress can seem complicated because large long necklaces are pretty much not an option. It is possible to have fun with soft small necklaces that are short and close to the neck, though you could forgo a necklace altogether and focus on earrings. Since you wouldn’t be wearing a statement necklace you could wear large jeweled earrings that add a bit of sparkle to your look. This way you can still have fun with jewels without taking away from your gorgeous illusion neckline wedding dress!

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5 smart tips to trim your wedding budget from a real bride

Gorgeous photo of the bride and groom at the reception. And how sweet are those wooden chair signs? (Psst -- they're super easy to DIY!)

Taylor Lord Photography via Style Me Pretty

Let’s face it, regardless of how big or how small how elaborate how simple your affair will be you most likely have some sort of budget you’re working with. There are a ton of articles that talk about trimming your wedding budget by cutting the guest list, serving a limited (or no) bar, hosting a day reception etc., but beyond that there are still many ways to save money without sacrificing your vision for the big day.

Here are five ways to plan a wedding without breaking the bank.

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A classic rose-themed wedding by ANIKO Productions

Beautiful classic rose themed wedding. This photo of the bride and groom is so adorable!

Sometimes, you just have to love a classic wedding. There’s nothing more timeless and chic, right? Today’s featured couple, Nicole and Michael, had one of the most gorgeous classic weddings we’ve seen! Married at the breathtaking Reserve Vineyard & Golf Club in Oregon, these two had only eyes for each other during their classic rose-themed wedding ceremony and reception.

Speaking of roses — the blush and pink rose accents that filled their wedding day from the bouquets to the reception decor were just perfect, and brought out Nicole’s subtly blush-colored dress. Also, did we mention they have the MOST romantic matching tattoos? More on that story later…

There are SO many more beautiful photos of this special day by ANIKO Productions after the jump, so don’t miss out!

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The Unexpected Wedding Planner: 3 Ways to use Social Media to Plan your Wedding

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Stephanie Neprud via Style Me Pretty

Good news is, you have the most important mobile wedding tool already downloaded. Bad news is, you’re wondering if there are any other ways to incorporate social media into your wedding. Truth is, Wedding Party has the main features you’re looking for: a common place for guests to upload photos from your wedding, a full schedule of events, a way for the wedding party to virtually meet before the big day, articles full of inspiration and advice, all registry items available to view and purchase, and a place to keep track of all of the other weddings you’re attending over the next year. So what’s left?

A whole lot of planning, that’s what.

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