The not-so white wedding dress
Not all of us are looking for a traditional white wedding, and whilst we have branched out from the traditional church ceremony and taken the wedding nuptials into more natural settings like beaches, parks and gardens, there are other, bolder options to host a fabulous wedding whilst turning tradition on its head. The choice of alternative wedding dresses is one such example of how we can radically step away from the confines of wedding custom.
If it’s a statement you’re after in the alternative wedding dress stakes, then the gothic wedding dress could be your look. We all know the look but don’t think that gothic wedding dresses can only be black. There are a range of deep, dark colours you can choose from. The fabric you choose will also enhance your gothic look, and you’re not limited in terms of style either. There is the sexy dark red velvet gothic diva look or the black, high-neck, lace gothic glam look. In fact, alternative wedding dresses in a gothic style are as wide and diverse as the everyday gothic look is. To pull off the gothic wedding dress and maintain the glam of your day, be sure to opt for strong, bold make-up, and a killer pair of patent leather boots.
Camouflage wedding dresses are an altogether different statement, but still progress the alternative wedding dresses option. Don’t just think baggy army fatigues here, although that might be a matching option for you and your prospective life partner. Camouflage style fabric can become high couture if designed well. Lace, beading and tulle all juxtaposition strongly against camouflage fabrics, and military style design elements like pockets and collars. Team your dress with a glam pair of heels and the right accessories to show your wedding guests who’s winning the war.
Your dress is a powerful statement, and on your big day, choosing from some really special and unusual alternative wedding dresses can be your most powerful tool to stamp a theme on your wedding that guests will remember for a long time to come. If the alternative wedding dress statement is what you’ve been looking for, then keep in mind that whether it’s the gothic look or the camouflage look, to pull it off successfully you will need to consider the attire of your full wedding entourage. If you are going to go the whole hog and have the theme right across your wedding make sure all your guests are fully cognisant. You don’t want anyone feeling uncomfortable or left out.
Whilst your wedding invitation, venue and celebrant choice can hint at your radical departure from the tradition of white wedding, alternative wedding dresses cement your status as a brave free-thinking bride, pushing new boundaries and challenging the status quo. Or blaze new territory entirely, and maintain the traditional white wedding feel, until you march down the aisle in your gothic wedding dress and patent leather boots.