10 Alternative Dress Ideas

May 19, 2022

When you’re planning your elopement, one of the things that you still need: is a dress, or jumpsuit. 😉

You’re already leaning towards an alternative style of wedding- so you may not want a cut and dry wedding dress, and may be on a budget too! I’ve compiled a list of shops to find a wedding dress/jumpsuit from!

I’ve linked all the sites in their title, and image, and ranked the average price of dresses into 3 categories! $- $500 or less. $$- $1000. $$$-$1500 or more!

Dame and Maiden has the most UNIQUE dresses! You select the style of gown and she makes it custom to you and your body! You just need to have it ordered 8+ weeks before your date otherwise it’s a rush order.


Lulu’s– known for their wedding and formal attire, they also have an impressive wedding and jumpsuit collection! Ranging from bridal shower/courthouse wedding to beach and boho vibes, and elegant formal!


Azazie– with an extensive selection of bridesmaids and Mother of the bride gowns, they also have a stunning collection of wedding dresses! A few of my brides wore Azazie gowns on their wedding day!


JJ’s House– similar to Azazie- but most known for their bridesmaid dresses, has a wide variety of bridal gowns! You’ll be sure to find the perfect dress for your elopement!


Etsy!!! With THOUSANDS of shops to choose from, you can find a curated one-of-a-kind wedding dress that’s PERFECT for you and your style! Many fashion students and new designers launch and Etsy store for their unique designs!


Ivy City Cohttps://ivycityco.com/collections/wedding– their gowns are much more city elopement vibes of dresses than others! They’re more casual and comfortable style of dress over the traditional wedding gown. AND would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner or bridal shower dress too!


BHLDN– the brand with the most unique wedding attire in my humble opinion. Jumpsuits, tea-length dresses, full-on princess-esque gowns- they are the best in their field.


Baltin Born– amazing for any wedding or formal event- these dresses are one’s you’ll be able to wear on multiple occasions! With amazing textures, patterns, and gorgeous designs, they have an excellent selection!


If you’re wanting a more green-friendly, second-hand approach, or wondering what to do with your dress: Still White lets you resell your wedding attire! Rehearsal dresses, and wedding! I’ve had a few brides go this route and their gowns were still gorgeous and special! $-$$$

Something I wish I would have done differently about my wedding- designing my own dress. How you may wonder? Anomalie. A wedding dress company that walks with you in designing your DREAM dress!! After I bought my wedding dress I reached out with my inspiration dresses out of curiosity on the cost- and it only would have been $200 more than my dress after alterations. Like, why isn’t this a more common thing?!? $-$$$