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Alternative Wedding Dress Ideas for the Non Traditional Bride


Be YOU & Get Married in an Alternative Wedding Dress

It’s the year of brides rockin’ non-diamond moissanite gems on their ring fingers and floating down the aisle in capes and kimonos instead of classic veils. Maybe you’ve been to a thousand weddings and all of the dresses look the same, or you’ve explored a bridal fair and weren’t impressed with any of the white dress options. Create a wedding that is uniquely yours and switch up your bridal look with fashion-forward attire that truly dares to be different. Pair the wedding dress (or non-dress!) with bridal accessories and boom…you have your unique bridal look! Rethink the traditional bridal look with a few of our favorite alternative wedding dress ideas.

Alternative Wedding Dress #1: The Non-White Dress

Sure, Megan Markle was the picture-perfect bride in white, but that doesn’t mean you have to be! Gone are the days of shock and awe if a bride wore anything but white down the aisle. Today’s brides are rethinking classic white and it’s no longer seen as a “brave” or “bold” style choice. While modern brides are still incorporating traditional elements into their wedding day, they’re also not afraid of non-white wedding dress alternatives like soft and sweet pastels, champagne, or ivory. Or, perhaps you want to really add a pop of color to your special day with a bright blue (you’ll have your something blue covered!), dramatic red or gothic-inspired black bridal vibes.

The Wedding Tuxedo

Perfect for the girl who doesn’t want a dress! Besides, whoever said the bride has to wear a dress, anyway? Maybe you’ve never felt comfortable in a dress. Deep down you really just want to be you. And if that involves rockin’ a pantsuit or wedding tux down the aisle, so be it. It’s your moment to shine and you should feel comfortable in an alternative wedding dress that reflects your unique style and personality.

The Two-Piece

Bridal separates are another great option for alternative wedding dresses. Fashion-forward, trendy brides will appreciate breaking the bridal mold with a crop-top or skirt-top combo. Again, there’s no wedding rule book that says the bride must wear a dress. This fun, youthful style is a great alternative for a boho bride or ladies that like to switch it up while still looking elegant. The best part — you get to mix and match until you find a totally unique look! You are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests with this alternative wedding dress idea.

The Bridal Jumpsuit

I don’t know about you, but I love a jumpsuit. Not only are they super comfortable and trendy, but they’re practical (hello, potential pockets!) and the ideal option for the fuss-free bride… because, honestly, you really can’t be bothered with never-ending layers of tulle and all that dress. You’re a minimalistic bride that really just wants something simple that’ll allow you to let loose and break it down on the dancefloor. Or, better yet, why not have the best of both worlds? Say your ‘I do’ in a dress, then slide into a jumpsuit for your wedding reception.

Alternative Wedding Dress #5: The Patterned Dress

Who told you that you could only carry flowers? Why not wear them! Floral wedding dresses are seriously romantic and feminine and are the perfect choice for a spring or summer wedding. There are plenty of pattered style choices out there for the unconventional bride. Planning a beach wedding? A blue tie-dye or ombre dress could look really pretty against a coastal backdrop.

Don’t restrict your style choice when it comes to shopping for your ultimate bridal look. There are so many fun and fabulous alternatives to the traditional white wedding dress! Regardless of what you wear, you’ll be sure to glow on your wedding day when you pick a style that’s a true representation of you!

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