While there really are no standard rules for bridal fashion, one consideration in choosing which style you’ll walk down the aisle in is your wedding venue. Having your bridal attire complement your venue will not only help you settle on a shortlist of options, but it will also contribute in making your whole wedding aesthetic cohesive. We’ve seen numerous outstanding wedding looks–from gowns to pantsuits–and we’re very excited to share some of the most striking ones right here with you. Based on different venues, here are some styles suggestions you can choose from.
For Church weddings, you can be more formal and extra dramatic with your dress. Floor-length gowns are a popular choice for Church weddings, because they’re classic and traditional. If you’ve always dreamt of making a statement when those doors open, then a lengthy, flowing train will get the job done just like this dress with cape sleeves.
Another classic ensemble would be one with long sleeves. To add a modern twist, you can also consider something more form fitting and minimalist. A detail we love about this particular dress is the mesh on the wrist area. Subtle but pretty!
Outdoor weddings are a great excuse to wear a dress that is fun, flirty, and fresh! Consider lightweight fabrics that are easy to move around in, so you’ll feel comfortable all-day and night. Here we have two gorgeous examples. First is this floor-length dress with a sweeping train and an open back. We love sultry back designs plus the fabric and style look so light and breezy.
The second is a vintage-inspired midi dress with a sweetheart neckline and a blush belt as accent. It certainly complements the garden venue with its hint of color and the fabric’s texture that reminds us of petals!
If you’re having a wedding at home, does that mean you need to wear a much simpler dress? Not necessarily! You can still go all out formal and elegant with your bridal fashion. Take a look at what Patricia Santos and Bianca Guidotti wore to their intimate weddings at home. Patricia designed a dainty off-shoulder number with embellishments all-over the bodice. If you’ll be making use of your own garden, Patricia’s bridal dress is a beautiful peg.
Bianca Guidotti opted for a vintage style complete with opera sleeves and a neck scarf. If you have classic interiors with heirlooms and antiques, you can get inspiration from a look like Bianca’s.
Restaurants and cafés are becoming increasingly popular especially for intimate events. We understand why especially when you are foodies! When choosing your dress, think of the restaurant’s interiors and offerings. Is it a fine dining place? You could consider this type of gown that is fully embellished and in nude. Elegant and eye-catching, perfect for a fancy sit-down dinner.
Another option is a cocktail dress. Here we have a chic frock featuring a boatneck and bow details on the arms. It’s still elegant but a bit more relaxed. You can easily jazz up your look with hairpieces and statement shoes. This style would also look great if your venue is a café.
Beach weddings give you the chance to be more carefree and playful with your look. Of course lightweight fabrics are a popular choice so that you can easily run across the sand and take romantic photos with the sea as your backdrop. Movement and a flattering silhouette are all accomplished by this lace dress with fluted sleeves and a slit that reaches above the knee. Fun fact: this bride found her dress online at a discounted price!
Mica Javier, on the other hand, was a stunner in a dress with cap sleeves and a plunging neckline. It was a beautiful choice for a Boracay wedding. Tastefully showing-off some skin when you’re under the sun is both classy and sexy!
With the metropolis, sunsets, and the colors of the sky as your surroundings, you’ll have even more reasons to wear a show stopping dress. A lovely option would be a dress like this with off-shoulder puff-sleeves. The soft fabric gives it movement, and allows you to dance the night away!
Another idea is a more formal gown with a bodice covered in lace and cinched at the waist. This is a beautiful silhouette and it certainly looks romantic especially for a wedding that overlooks the city.
City Hall Venue
Suits and shorter dresses are a favorite when it comes to city hall ceremonies, and we’re all for it! One of the most memorable bridal fashion choices we’ve seen is this bold red suit, platform stilettos, and birdcage veil. It’s always exciting to see modern, unconventional wedding attire. This bride is inspiration for being expressive and adventurous with your fashion.
Here’s another interesting style. Since shorter dresses are more popular in civil weddings, here’s a tea-length dress with bishop sleeves studded with buttons. It’s reminiscent of vintage fashion and will surely be a head turner for a city hall wedding.