Informal Wedding Dresses

The reality of informal wedding dresses is that when you choose a more simple look for your wedding outfit, you automatically become the star attraction - and not your gown!

One of the biggest bridal fashion faux pas is that brides go overboard for decking themselves out for their special occasion! If your goal is to be the most stunning and lovely creature that your groom has ever beheld, then you will certainly wish to keep your bridal gown and accessories informal and simple, drawing the focus onto yourself, and not your bridal outfit.

There are so many awesome and impressive informal wedding gowns from which you can choose, for your understated and elegant entry into your wedding ceremony.

If you wish to get married in a National Park or a lovely city park location, then you should keep the length of your informal wedding gown short, and certainly not any longer than just above ankle length. You should definitely forgo a wedding dress train when doing an outdoor wedding ceremony, as the fabric of the train can become soiled or ripped.

If you have decided upon a waterfront or beach bridal ceremony, then you may wish to leave off long sleeves from your dress, and instead choose short sleeves or beaded straps.

You also have quite a bit of choice for the materials and fabrics that are conducive to an understated wedding gown. I have seen darling crocheted or knitted lace dresses that were very pretty, and yet had that enticing informal flair to them.

These brides either made their wedding ensemble themselves, or a beloved grandmother, aunt or even their mother spent time lovingly stitching one for the beloved bride. These informal gowns end up becoming cherished family heirlooms.

As far as adding accessories and headpieces to a informal wedding dresses, I have seen some very impressive results from the traditional free form wire and bead or semi precious stone and fresh water pearl tiaras, for accenting the bride's gown.

These unique and one of a kind wedding headpieces are a very pretty option to wearing a traditional veil. You can still wear a bridal tiara while dancing, without snagging a veil. You can also accent an informal bridal gown with simple flowers or even tastefully arranged ribbons in you bridal hairdo that will still give you a fresh and pretty look.

By :Karen Lincoln