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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, especially as the weather starts to warm up. 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 18 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.
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
A unique two in one design gives the look of a skirt and matching top, this lightweight gown lets you dance the night away in style.
SHOP IT: ASOS, $180
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
Perfect for a backyard wedding or casual affair, this easy, breezy dress is even Meghan Markle-approved.
SHOP IT: Etsy, $109
The Waldorf Dress is a minimalist's dream, with a slinky silhouette in a flattering bias cut satin.
SHOP IT: Park & Fifth, $175
Bring the sparkle to any occasion in this lace maxi dress that features a shimmering sequin overlay, and is guaranteed to have all eyes on you.
SHOP IT: Hudson's Bay, $178
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 accents with a one-shouldered design to create a show-stopping statement piece.
SHOP IT: The Outnet, $278 (originally $795)
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, $284
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, $305 (originally $615)
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
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, $434
With romantic ruffled neckline and billowing sleeves, Vanessa Cocchiaro's versatile white crepe C.J. style has “Bridgerton romance” written all over it.
SHOP IT: Net-A-Porter, $490
Dresses under $1,000
According to Runway Bridal, the average price of a wedding dress in Canada is $1,500. Come in under budget without sacrificing an ounce of style with these stunning wedding looks.
Romantic sequins and tulle demand declarations of love. Celebrate your I dos in your girly-girl dream dress, Needle & Thread's “Snowdrop” gown.
SHOP IT: Net-A-Porter, $830
Make a statement in Black Halo's unique puff-sleeve jumpsuit. With a bow detail at the neckline, go from the alter to the after-party in style.
SHOP IT: Saks Fifth Avenue, $684
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)
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, $657
Celebrate your own fairytale ending in Bronx and Banco's Cinderella-like sequinned midi dress.
SHOP IT: Revolve, $918