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Hello, I’m looking for wedding dresses that are non-traditional. I have tattoos and want to embrace them, not hide them. I don’t want the regular white dress, I want colors maybe a design. Does anyone know of any sites or designers that focus to the alternative lifestyle culture whatever that might be? Thanks
Post # 3
@Alternativedresses: Do you have a budget in mind? A lot of designers are making shorter dresses as part of their collections? Also, you could look for a designer you like on Etsy, and they’ll work with you on a custom design with a colorful fabric 🙂
Post # 4
Have you checked out offbeat bride? It’s not a wedding dress site but may give you more ideas.
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also there are tons of dresses out ther that have a “wedding dress” feel to them but they come in different colors and styles. They are just not considered wedding dresses so you might not find them in bridal stores/websites.
Post # 7
I second overwhelmingly to check out Offbeat Bride-it’s my main wedding blog and the Offbeat Bride Tribe is a great resource and support system to those of us who ruffle the fluffy white tail-feathers of the Wedding Industrial Complex (WIC). Embrace those tats and find the dress you love!
Post # 8
From one tattooed bride to be to another: I “third” the Offbeat Bride suggestion!
Also check out IndieBride. It’s another wedding site with forums and resources and there are always great discussion threads about alternative wedding dress ideas!
I have given in somewhat on color because I really wanted something with a bridal feel, and with colored dresses I kept seeing them as too prom-like, or ballroom-dancing like, and less “bridal”, but your experience may be different, depends on what you like. I originally wanted something very bridal (lace, full skirt, better fabrics), but in a pale silvery blue, and I just got tired of trying to find it! If the darn things were cheap enough I’d just have one dyed!
It totally depends on your style though!
Post # 9
I fourth Offbeat Bride! I have no tattoos but I LOVE their site.