A long, white gown may be the traditional attire for a wedding in North America, but that doesn’t mean our modern brides need to conform to those ideals. Look, the only real reason we started wearing white wedding dresses in the first place was because of the social standards Queen Victoria put in to place a long time ago. Wearing a white dress was thought of as a symbol of purity, being rich, and so on and so forth. We’re not saying that all traditions are bad. We’re just saying that when it comes to modern brides…why not have a little fun?
Last years have brought on a lot of change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Couples who planned to get married in during these years are embracing these changes and choosing to elope or have a small outdoor weddings. Since we’re already pushing the social norms on HOW we are having weddings, why not take it a step further and choose an alternative wedding dress? Your dress is one of the ways you show your style and express yourself the most. It should be exactly what you want it to be. Here are some alternative wedding gown options to consider beyond the traditional, white dress.
Play With Color
Color is one of the most powerful ways that people choose to express their own personal style. Now, we’re not saying that you need to show up to your wedding wearing a rainbow dress (though we wouldn’t be opposed). We’re just saying that even the slightest hint of color can make the biggest difference! Take Faviana style S10209 in the color Pearl for example. This gown still gives off a bridal feel, but it has the prettiest light pink sheen to it. You’re the bride and you make the rules. Remember that you can choose to be colorful if you love color!
Keep It Simple
Some brides may love a white, minimalist look, but don’t want to deal with the general extravagance that comes with most wedding gowns. You can still wear white, but keep it simple. Know that there’s nothing wrong with a princess gown, or lots of beads and lace. But if you’re eloping or getting married outside you probably don’t want to lug a heavy train around. Faviana style S10435 in Ivory keeps things elegant & dreamy without going over the top!
This one may fall in line with keeping things simple and classy. A good short dress is just as stunning as a long one. And if you’re getting married in a hot or humid climate, it just might be your saving grace. A short dress is another option to keep in mind if you’re planning on doing a beach wedding. There’s nothing like getting married by the water, but you might not want to drag the sand from the beach around with you all day. A short dress like Faviana style S10362 gives you the chance to keep things simple and practical. It can also still make you feel like a million bucks!
It Has To Feel Like YOU!
The most important thing to keep in mind on your wedding day is that you choose a wedding dress alternative that truly reflects your personality and style. Don’t be afraid to buck tradition (you haven’t been with anything else in your life so far anyways) and go for it!
We hope this helped lay out some of the non-traditional options available for our modern brides. It can feel overwhelming to begin planning your wedding, but just take it one step at a time and make decisions that are true to the two of you as a couple. Just remember, you want to wear something on your wedding day that you look back on and feel absolutely beautiful! If that means classic and traditional, that’s great! And if that means a little wild and stylish, that’s amazing too! ‘You do you’ is the only rule here.
Find more alternative wedding dress styles by checking out our bridal dresses or follow us on Instagram @Faviana for daily inspiration! Also, check out our article about how to choose bridal accessories.