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Casual Wedding Dresses Tips For Informal Weddings


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Today, demand for casual wedding dresses is higher than ever with brides. Times are changing and the modern bride is looking for a more comfortable and affordable wedding dress, rather than sticking to rigid traditions of what a wedding dress used to look like. More brides are staying from the standard white gown and selecting dresses in soft pastels in a wide array of colors. But really, the only limits are your imagination when you look for casual wedding dresses.

With the rise in popularity of casual wedding dresses, you can now find them from many sources. It's not unusual now for bridal salons to include informal gowns in their inventory. Tons of information and outlets are available online, and sewing your own dress is also an option of course.

Remember, wherever you choose to look for casual wedding dresses, a theme wedding will require a dress of a specific type. Think about what sort of clothing you would wear to another type of event with a similar theme. An English Royalty themed wedding would lend itself to clothing and accessories that are very formal, for example. But if nature is going to be highlighted in your wedding plans, you may want to purchase a less formal dress.

For casual wedding dresses, here are a few themes you might consider:

Casual wedding dresses would certainly be expected at a ceremony with a Western theme. A formal wedding gown would be out of place at a country themed wedding, be it a small back yard party or a large outdoor barbecue celebration.

If you want to wear an informal dress, a garden wedding is a perfect alternative. If you're looking for a dress to harmonize with this kind of wedding, search for more graceful summer designs.

If your wedding theme will be focused around your love for dogs, casual wedding dresses are extremely appropriate and would add to the light atmosphere of the ceremony. You can take inspiration from anywhere, from your own beloved dogs at home to a popular Disney film. If you are a cat-lover, use your feline buddies to inspire your animal-themed event.

A beach theme is a popular choice for a casual wedding ceremony. A semi-shear strapless or halter dress would be great for an event like this.

The list of themes for a wedding that would call for a light, airy, romantic gown is endless. Hollywood films are a great source of inspiration for wedding themes, as long as you remember to incorporate your own style into it. To know what you want in the way of casual wedding dresses, first decide what you want your wedding theme to be, and then have fun as you begin shopping!

Phil Beryl is a wedding consultant based in Northern California. See more of his fabulous wedding dress ideas at


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