(Closed) Bride looking for a "less-than–bridal" look?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
24 posts
  • Wedding: February 2015

I have similar wants in a dress (also having a headache of a time finding what I want) and I quite like your choice!  Very clean and elegant.  I’d think the modifications you want would be very easy, too.  I’ve been looking at white dresses on non-bridal sites (ModCloth, Etsy, etc) because that immediately puts them in a lower price bracket, though they tend to be shorter and more casual.

Post # 4
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

sounds fab! I like the idea of a casual relaxed wedding day 🙂 I wanted a brekky/brunch reception too but couldn’t do it unfortunately.

The dress you linked is gorgeous, very elegant and timeless. Definitely look on etsy.com because they have some fantastic alternative wedding dress styles. I got my ’50s-style wedding dress custom-made off etsy and it turned out great!

btw cute shoes and pretty necklace! let us know how you go

Post # 5
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@EllyG:  I was looking at that same dress for a while!!! Definitely look at non bridal sites as well! Any dress can become a wedding dress, truthfully. Even places like JCPenny, Nordstrom, Macy’s, etc. can have dresses that would totally work! I think he alterations you’re looking for could probably be done too. 

I originally was looking at bridesmaid dresses, but ended up with an actual bridal gown…I am choosing accessories and a hairstyle that will make it more relaxed. I am also going to have the train hemmed off because I don’t want a bustle at all. I would like my groom to be in jeans so I don’t want to be super crazy fancy. We are doing a super laid back ceremony in a campsite.


Post # 6
15 posts

BHLDN has some nice and reasonably priced (150 – 300 dollars, roughly converted) Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in ivory or blush colours; they used to have one with cap sleeves, but I can’t seem to find it on their website so it must be discontinued. Right now all they have are strapless gowns, sadly 🙁

Post # 7
39 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m wearing an infinity dress which is more commonly used as a bridesmaids dress. I don’t think there is any problem wearing a bm dress as a wedding dress, some Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses can be fancy enough to look like bridal dresses anyway, and no one is going to know. Plus it won’t cost as ,uch as it wont have the “bridal” tag. Lol

Post # 8
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

It looks like you’ve hit upon this idea from the photo you showed, but I think you’re on the right path with a bridesmaid dress! Most can be ordered in white, ivory, blush, etc… Watters has some really lovely styles! And yes, you could definitely add lace to the Alfred Sung dress you’ve asked about. Make sure you see it in person though, because they use stiffer fabrics, some of their long styles don’t have much movement.

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