You don't have to be a celebrity to have a non-traditional wedding, sure, Yoko Ono and Gwen Stefani did it, but you can do it too. If you have a destination, beach or mountain wedding, you should have a different type of dress that breaks the traditions of wedding gowns and make your own style in the most special day of your life, the beginning of your new married life.
From jean shorts, to mini skirts, to bright colors, pantsuits and costumes, non-traditional wedding gowns can range from the top of the fashion scale to the bottom, the most important thing is for it to be a reflection of your true self.
Some ideas can be a solid white pantsuit, with white pumps, or a shirt and skirt solid ensemble. For a beach wedding, you can wear some jeans, or a mini skirt, or a flowing beach dress and flowers in your hair. If you prefer to stay with the "dress" tradition, a simple white slip dress can do the trick, just try to add your own personality to it. The best thing about it is that this is your day, use the colors you want, the accessories you want, whatever you feel comfortable in will translate to your mood, your personality and your true self.
Dare to wear a blue or pink dress, you can even wear a rainbow of colors if you wish, the choice can only be yours. Your look should only be defined by you, make the best of it.
Finding a non-traditional gown is easy once you decide the idea you want.
Also, your budget is an important factor, you can find a gown at a specialty store, the internet, even catalogues, also, if you have a higher budget, you can work with a custom dress; this is a little more complicated since it requites you meet with the designer, choose the fabrics, model, accessories, etc... but you will be certain that it will be a unique design, inspired by your own ideas.
You can also wear a second hand dress, it might be a rental, or maybe it was your mother's, grandmother's, sister's or friend's old dress, but you can re-design it with your own look to make it a unique piece of art that you can hand down to another member of your family.
Other non-traditional elements to add to your wedding can be to not wear shoes, or not have a veil on your head. Some women prefer to go barefoot, or even on comfortable tennis shoes. Instead of a veil that makes them feel old, try some flowers or family jewels for your hair.
Your bridesmaids are also a foundation for your non-traditional wedding, they are seen before you at the ceremony and they reflect the mood you want for your wedding. Remember they wish to be able to wear their dress for other occasions, so try to choose a nice color and fabric that can be wearable.
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