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Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses

I’ve been on the hunt for a non-traditional wedding dress for our summer wedding. I’ve always been drawn to their beautiful details and love how they speak to the person’s individuality. I’ve never been one for traditional wedding formalities and have a hard time wrapping my mind around the logic of spending an astronomical amount of money on a wedding gown only to wear it once. I know I’m in the minority here but I guess thriftiness runs deep in my blood. I also know that there’s sentimental value that comes along with a wedding dress but I feel as though I can achieve that by wearing something that speaks true to my own personal style. The response I get when I share that I’d love to thrift a vintage wedding dress has been split; half of the people gasp and think I’m a total weirdo and the other half highly encourage it and think it’s a brilliant idea.

In light of Solange’s “aesthetically superior” wedding festivities, I was inspired to put together a few of my favorite non-traditional wedding get ups.

Carrie in Sex and the City
 SJP started it all for nontraditional girls everywhere with her thrifted suit in the SATC movie.

This breathtakingly beautiful dress on Pinterest
I couldn’t find the original source of this dress and I’m not even sure if it’s meant to be a bridal gown but it’s a dream come true.
Short and Playful
Who said all wedding dresses have to be long and full? I love love love short wedding dresses. They are practical yet playful. Came across this beauty which I think came from this website.
Olivia Palermo’s skirt
A simple Google search of Olivia Palermo’s wedding will make your heart start beating fast. Everything about it was magical and her two piece ensemble is perfection.

A boho wedding
It will come as no surprise to those who follow Dina’s Days regularly that a cropped top wedding ensemble would totally make my short list. The Reformation has a stunning collection of non-traditional wedding and bridal party dresses.

And of course, the wedding that broke the Internet: Solange 


  • I bought my wedding dress at a consignment shop in Columbus for next to nothing! Fun Fact: It wasn't even a wedding dress, just a beautifully simple gown that I was lucky enough to find. All brides are different, so wear what makes you happy and reflects your personality. It may only be one day, but it's your day!


  • Abby, love that you got your dress at a consignment shop! I've seen a photo of your dress and it's beautiful; totally suits your style. There's no rule that says you can't turn a regular dress into a wedding dress.

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