First comes love, then comes the ring, then comes your first thought after… the dress. The venue + setting of your wedding can affect the style of dress you may choose; however, your personal style should shine through above all. One new trend that we love seeing is a short wedding dress.
Whereas in the past, long, traditional wedding dresses were expected, more and more brides are getting creative with their dress choices and showing off their own personality + style! If you’re thinking about going short, our friend Carrie of Carrie’s Bridal Collection is here to share five reasons why you should ABSOLUTELY do that!
Photo: Kelly Anne Photography
Comfort. First and foremost, a short wedding dress is going to be an ease to wear. No heavy all-day gown, no train to carry around, no bustle to fasten. Having a short dress helps relieve the stress of making sure all these characteristics of a long dress don’t make the bride uncomfortable throughout the night. This style is for the bride who wants to enjoy the day and easily dance the night away.
Ease of Travel. Traveling with your short wedding dress after the wedding or trying to find arrangements to have someone hold onto your dress can be such a hassle. This is often an unexpected inconvenience that many brides do not prepare for prior to the honeymoon. Short dresses are easy to travel with as they can fit into normal luggage or garment bags. They are a breeze when transporting to your venue or destination wedding.
Less Expensive. Shorter gowns will be naturally less expensive than longer gowns. So, this will save money and may allow for more detail! Alterations, under garments, and detailing are small fees that can add up quickly. A less expensive dress will help ensure that there’s money in the budget to make sure that all aspects of the dress are perfect for you!
Better Shoes. With a long gown, shoes are rarely seen. Think about the stunning shoes you can pair with your short wedding dress. And with the money you save on the dress itself, your shoes can really pop. This small touch can add so much personality to your wedding + make for some adorable photos!
Versatility + wearability. Short dresses can be worn in a variety of venues. Ranging from Church to City Hall, a beach to a garden. Because short dresses are so versatile, brides can make them as dressy or casual as they want to fit their wedding vision—it’s completely up to them! Accessories from shoes to jewelry to headpieces not only add a personal touch, but also help set the tone for the wedding style. When dressed down, they are the perfect dress to wear again. We love the idea of dressing it down with a blazer for an anniversary photo shoot.
There are many decisions you will make on your wedding planning journey. Stay true to yourself and wear something you love! Your dress may be short on length, but it doesn’t have to be short on style! We traditionally think that wedding dresses should be long, but some of our style icons of today even wore short wedding dresses and they were fabulous!
Brides, did you wear a short dress for your wedding? We’d love to hear why you chose it!