Alternative wedding dresses

July 22, 2013

This slideshow from Refinery29 inspired me to write a post about the endless possibilities of wedding dress shopping. Given that I look at wedding things ALL DAY EVERY DAY, it always makes me wish I had done certain things differently for my own wedding.  Without a doubt, I would’ve selected a more non traditional dress.  Here are four reasons its a good idea 1.  It’s likely to show off your personality and style  2.  It will make your photographer happy  3.  It’ll probably be cheaper  4.  You can wear it over and over again!

Here are my top three favorites from Refinery29’s picks:

From left to right:  Not Just A Label Laser-Cut Dress, $465 / With Hearts In My Eyes Ivory Leopard Bias Gown, $440 / Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Leather Strap Embroidery Dress, $355

I think all three of these dresses are positively magnificent!  And check out the price tags – all under $500 – score!!

Loving to look at lovelies till all hours of the night, I took it upon myself to find more budget friendly and “cooler than your average wedding gown” dresses for any type of bride!

1. Faith Connection Guipure Dress $573.60 /  2.  One by Contrarian Babs Bibb Maxi Dress $425  /  3.  Theia Sleeveless Petal Gown $990  /  4.  Rebecca Taylor Floral Beading Gown $447.50  /  5.  David Szeto Viola Dress $798  /  6.  BCBGMAXAZRIA Barbara One Shoulder Gown $288  /  7. Mikael Aghal Beaded Gown $608  /  8.  Joanna August Amanda Gown $895

1.  Wes Gordon Handkerchief Corset Dress $795  /  2. Donna Karan Draped Cowl Dress $688.50  /  3.  Free People Write About Love Dress $268  /  4.  Diane von Furstenberg Xandra Dress $485  /  5.  Vera Wang Soutache Dress $898.50  /  6.  Viktor & Rolf Drape Dress $591  /  7.  Lover Ivory Sara Dress $790  /  8.  Rebecca Taylor Ali Lace Dress $225

1.  Zimmerman Maxi Dress $473  /  2.  Catherine Deane Peony Gown $1600  /  3.  Alice + Olivia Brielle Kimono Dress $495  /  4.  Joanna August Newbury Dress $265  /  5.  BCBGMAXAZRIA Lace Print Maxi $648  /  6.  Notte by Marchesa Chiffon Gown $895  /  7.  Mara Hoffman Vanilla Applique Dashiki $264  /  8.  Jenni Kayne Slit Back Gown $895

Soooooooooooo my lovelies, what do you think?  What kind of dress did you wear to your wedding?  Or what kind of dress do you hope to wear to your wedding?  Would you be brave enough to wear a bold non traditional one?  Do you think I’m crazy!?  (Teehee, maybe, because the orange floral is my favorite!)



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