Weddings are no longer a cookie-cutter style that every woman simply repeats. These days, the type of wedding you pick…
Weddings are no longer a cookie-cutter style that every woman simply repeats. These days, the type of wedding you pick is completely adaptable to your personality, lifestyle, taste, budget, etc. There is no wrong or right way to say ‘I Do’, only what fits you best!
One of the biggest bridal trends in recent years is a move away from the full-on formal wedding. These are typically expensive, over-fussy and can even lack intimacy. More brides want to design a customized wedding that is more personal, original and memorable.
This means crafting a unique experience for the wedding guest which can extend to the location or destination, type of food, and facilities available. The wedding itself may be scheduled differently to suit the couple or without the traditional timetable.
As well as a change in how weddings are happening, the whole world of bridal fashion is evolving to better cater to these modern brides who want to stand out. Not every woman wants a big puffy white wedding dress and sometimes an alternative non-traditional dress makes much more sense.
For example, if you plan to tie the knot at your local town hall, wearing a formal gown doesn’t quite fit. If you personally never wear dresses, why would you suddenly wear one now? Cater to your dream wedding and your personality, with a look that matches your own plans and ideas surrounding getting married.
To help you figure out how to make that all-important choice, and to open your mind to the possibility of many beautiful alternative options, we’re sharing our tips for selecting alternative wedding dresses. If you do go down this route, you can celebrate the many advantages. It is often cheaper to buy a dress that isn’t specifically designed for a wedding. It also offers you a broad range of choices, colors, and styles to pick from.
One of the reasons alternative weddings are growing in popularity is because they allow both the bride and groom to express themselves more. Once you’ve found your perfect alternative wedding outfit, you should make sure to consider how to complete the look in a similar fashion.
One good option is to buy unique wedding jewelry to complete the outfit. If your dress isn’t very bridal, you could opt to juxtapose the vision with delicate chandelier or pearl earrings. If you want to continue the modern vibe, opt for trendy or minimal jewels.
Match up your makeup. If your whole wedding is a gothic vision with a black dress and dark theme, complete the look with the right makeup. Research ideas on Instagram and Pinterest, and enlist a professional if you’re not confident enough to do your own makeup on the big day.
You may even decide not to wear makeup if you usually don’t wear any and don’t feel comfortable wearing it. Make sure your skin looks polished and natural by beginning a good skincare regime at least a month before the big day.
Finally, your accessories! From your shoes, bag and any type of headwear, make sure you’ve completed your alternative wedding outfit with just the right finishing touches. Remember not to over-do it, less is more!
Follow your own fashion instincts and be proud of your original wedding look that is sure to make an unforgettable impression.
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