I skirted a lot of traditions with my wedding, but I must admit I was a traditionalist when it came to the color of my wedding dress. But more and more I’m seeing brides who choose a really special dress to wear on their wedding day that isn’t the traditional white gown. And I’m sort of loving it. I don’t know if I would do it (you know, if I had a time machine, used it, and did a wedding do-over) but I love seeing brides who do. And there are some brides who can rock a non-traditional gown!
Like this lovely bride in her emerald green gown:Susan Dean via Green Wedding Shoes
Or these brides in their pretty yellow numbers:DiBezi Photography via Perfect Bound; Brumley & Wells via Wedding Chicks
Pale Pink is a great color for brides who want to add color but aren’t daring enough to go green or black:James Christianson via Style Me Pretty; via Chanel-Dior-Miu-Miu-Oh-My
As is pale blue (plus, it could be your something blue!):Claire Pettibone by Elizabeth Messina; Valentino via Third Coast Bride
Or grey:BHLDN; Vera Wang
And lastly, what says “today is my special day” more than a gorgeous sparkly gown?Scarlet O’Neil via The Wedding Chicks
Something you may not have thought of: if you say no to white you may have a wider and more affordable variety of dresses to choose from. As soon as it doesn’t look like a traditional wedding gown the price tag goes down (because we all know everything with the label “wedding” has quite the price mark up). So not only do you get a gorgeous and original gown, but you may get it at a much lower price.
Would or did you wear a non-traditional wedding gown? What do you think of my round up? I asked my husband what he thought and he wrinkled his nose and shook his head with a “those don’t look like wedding dresses” answer. Do you agree? Must you wear white to look like a bride?