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A micro wedding usually entails anywhere between twenty and fifty guests and the overall mood is much more casual. Naturally, the micro wedding outfit reflects this easy-breezy attitude and, as result, opens the doors to a wide array of styles. From puff-sleeve shoulders to sleek jumpsuits all the way to silky slip dresses—the options abound.
We researched the best outfits for micro weddings by looking for high quality materials, a range of sizes and prices, and stunning styles that will put all eyes on you during your micro wedding.
A striking off-the-shoulder silhouette is timeless; complement this neckline with a striking bow back detail. The sleek design paired with a shorter hemline feels like a match made in microwedding heaven.
Price at time of publish: $385
Size: Made to Order | Material: Mikado | Length: Above the Knee-length
If you’ve got your heart set on a lace dress, make it this one. The slightly see-through element feels alluring without going over-the-top, and the slim shape nods to a modern aesthetic.
Price at time of publish: $2,990
Size: 0-12 | Material: Cotton, Polyamide | Length: Ankle-length
This peplum top and matching trousers is a comfortable, chic take on the micro wedding wardrobe. Add in white heels and a sleek low ponytail.
Price at time of publish: Price available upon request
Size: Made to Order | Material: Jacquard | Length: Ankle-length
A low back halter dress with a midi hemline is equal parts festive and formal. For the slightly sporty bride, this option is a strong choice.
Price at time of publish: Price available upon request
Size: Made to Order | Material: Silk, organza | Length: Ankle-length
What better way to embrace a carefree attitude than with this tiered organza dress? It feels floaty and whimsical in all the right ways.
Price at time of publish: $995
Size: XS-XXL | Material: Silk organza | Length: Mid-length
You cannot go wrong with the classic elegance of a blazer dress for your small wedding. All eyes will be on you as you radiate chic, effortless beauty as the bride on your special day.
Price at time of publish: $228
Size: XS-XL | Material: Cotton | Length: Mini
Perhaps you are looking for a way to add some flair to your microwedding bridal look but do not want to invest in a full-on formal gown. V. Chapman strikes the ideal balance with this stunning corset-front-slit gown. Wrapping your curves in a floral-printed polyester satin that ends in a daring front slit, this dress exudes opulence. A smock at the back provides extra comfort, and a bow completes the look.
Price at time of publish: $435
Size: 0-14 | Material: Polyester satin | Length: Max-length
Look no further than this easy-breezy 100% silk dress from Sleeper for your backyard or beach wedding.This is ultra-feminine thanks to its smocked bodice and blouson sleeves with ribbed trim, which can be worn on or off the shoulder. It is picture-perfect for a wedding in the vineyard or on the beach.
Price at time of publish: $420
Size Range: XS-XL | Material: 100% silk | Length: Ballerina-length
This chic Cupshe x Madison Romance Bow One-Shoulder Jumpsuit is ideal for the bride on her way to the courthouse to exchange vows with the man of her dreams. You will feel like the most fashionable bride of the year in this one-of-a-kind jumpsuit with a bow neck, pleated pants, and figure-flattering design. Finish off your outfit with a pair of brightly colored heels and some statement earrings.
Price at time of publish: $43
Size Range: XS-XL | Material: Polyester | Length: Floor-length
Fun, flirty, and giving everyone wedding vibes! Grace and beauty will radiate from you as you walk down the aisle in your knee-length, voluminous tulle wedding dress. After you say “I do,” you can party the night away in this dress. You can also easily attach spaghetti straps for added support while you dance the night away.
Price at time of publish: $279
Size: 0-30, custom sizing | Materials: Tulle, mikado | Length: Knee-length
We cannot get enough of this lovely Lulus piece because it is so easy to wear and always looks put together. This tulip-patterned midi-length dress is ideal for an intimate celebration. The stunning dress can also be worn multiple times.
Price at the time of publish: $79
Size Range: XS-XL | Material: Polyester, Spandex | Length: Mid-calf length
Featuring a boat neckline, structured sleeveless bodice, and beautiful tea-length skirt, this Adrianna Papell sleeveless mikado fit & flare midi dress is perfect for a small wedding.
Price at time of publish: $160
Size Range: 0-20 | Material: Polyester | Length: Midi-length
What to Look for in a Micro Wedding Dress
Because micro weddings are less traditional in the amount of guests they host, this gives you the freedom to wear more casual outfits. However, if you’ve always dreamed of wearing a ball gown, having a small wedding doesn’t mean you can’t wear one. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how fancy of a wedding dress you want to wear.
Because micro weddings are more intimate, you can really use the opportunity to create a magical moment. Consider where you are getting married and ways you can incorporate the theme into your outfit. For instance, if you are doing a garden or backyard wedding, wearing a dress with floral motifs, like Danielle Frankel Celia Dress, can play up the nature element beautifully. Or if you are saying I do at a chateau, consider a structured dress like Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Midi Dress to mirror the stunning architecture and opulent look.
The fabric of your dress can completely change the look as well as your comfort level. Consider the formality as well as the weather when picking a fabric. If you are getting married on a balmy beach, look for soft, breathable fabrics like linen or silk like Sleeper Atlanta Dress. For winter weddings, consider velvet or rich satin like V. Chapman June Corset Front Slit Gown.
A micro wedding typically has less than 50 guests, making for a much more intimate event. They still feature time-honored traditions that make a wedding but on a much smaller scale.
While you can always wear a non-traditional wedding dress, micro weddings are the perfect occasion. A lot of brides opt for mini, colorful dress or alternative styles like jumpsuits or separates.
Yes! Again you can either follow tradition as much as you’d like by adding a veil and other accessories like gloves. Or you can forgo all those wedding accessories if you prefer.
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