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While this year's brides-to-be have experienced their fair share of wedding planning dramas (rest in peace, transatlantic honeymoons), deciding to postpone (or do away completely with) traditional celebrations can be a blessing in disguise for creatively-inclined couples.
For those eager to break the bridal ballgown mold, non-traditional ceremonies have cleared the way for equally as unique outfits. Today's brides have their choice of sleek silken mini dresses, daring midriff-baring ensembles, and colourful, actually re-wearable, outfits.
To celebrate your one-of-a-kind style, we've rounded up 20 non-traditional bridal looks for your big day.
Dresses under $200
Priced at less than $200, these dreamy dresses prove you don't need a lofty budget for your wedding day to be luxurious.
Fame and Partners's champagne-coloured “Lake” dress features a plunging neckline and self-tie belt and is cut in an elegant non-stretch charmeuse for a sleek bridal look.
SHOP IT: Shopbop, $90 (originally $300)
With ruffles as far as the eye can see, Sister Jane's “Small Talk” midi dress is a romantic light-pink pick for brides who want to steer away from classic white.
SHOP IT: Shopbop, $151
With a Victorian-inspired silhouette and delicate lace overlay, WAYF's “Emma” puff sleeve dress is as romantic as it is cool.
SHOP IT: Shopbop, $99
Dresses under $500
While your wedding dress is undoubtedly a defining detail of your big day, it needn't be a costly one. For less than $500, rest assured these are wedding outfits you can (actually) wear again.
Marchesa Notte's delicate feminine gown combines dreamy floral-embroidered tulle with velvet trimmings to create a show-stopping statement piece.
SHOP IT: The Outnet, $268 (originally $895)
Designed with a one tie shoulder strap, Reformation's ivory silk mini dress is a sleek substitute for a traditional floor-length bridal gown.
SHOP IT: Reformation, $488
Part of the ASOS Edition Bridal Collection, this off-the-shoulder jumpsuit features a feminine bandeau neck and flowy wide-leg pants. Best of all: it has pockets.
SHOP IT: ASOS, $237
A flowy, feminine style, GOEN.J's knee-length dress features oversized tiered ruffles and a sheer lace midriff panel for a peek-a-boo style.
SHOP IT: Shopbop, $246 (originally $615)
A dreamy alternative to traditional bridal wear, Dream Sister Jane's maxi dress with sequinned floral embroidery is the perfect balance between boho and romantic.
SHOP IT: ASOS, $237 (originally $395)
Simple and romantic, Reformation's silk slip dress is designed with a relaxed skirt and dramatic puff sleeve for a vintage-inspired look.
SHOP IT: Reformation, $418
Celebrate your union with the panache it deserves in Saylor NYC's shimmering sequin midi dress. Because, really, nothing says “I'll love you forever” quite like gold sequins.
SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $297
Dresses under $1,000
According to Runway Bridal, the average price of a wedding dress in Canada is $,1500. Come in under budget without sacrificing an ounce of style with these stunning wedding looks.
Floral print tulle demands declarations of love. Celebrate your I dos in your girly-girl dream dress, Needle & Thread's “Genevieve Rose” gown.
SHOP IT: Net-A-Porter, $670
Make a statement in Jay Godfrey's unique two-in-one asymmetrical jumpsuit. With a detachable draped skirt, go from the alter to the after-party in style.
SHOP IT: Saks Fifth Avenue, $495
A modernized version of the traditional bridal gown, Willowby by Watters's lacey bridal top is designed with fluttered sleeves and a scalloped hem and, when paired with the allover lace skirt, reveals a hint of your midriff.
SHOP IT: BHLDN, $550 (top) and $850 (skirt)
Designed exclusively for Net-A-Porter, Self-Portrait's lace midi dress is partially lined along the bodice to show off a hint of skin, perfect for a summer bride.
SHOP IT: Net-A-Porter, $530
Something new, something blue. Celebrate your own fairytale ending in Bronx and Banco's Cinderella-like blue sequined midi dress.
SHOP IT: Revolve, $604 (originally $805)
With romantic ruffled shoulders and an empire waist, Vanessa Cocchiaro's versatile white crepe “Charlotte” style has “Bridgerton romance” written all over it.
SHOP IT: Net-A-Porter, $415
Catherine Deane's Gatsby-inspired fringe skirt and sequinned bodice is the perfect party look to dance the night away in.
SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $950
Business meet bride. Self-Portrait's ivory crepe mini dress has a double-breasted front and lightly padded shoulders for a polished I do look.
SHOP IT: Net-A-Porter, $530