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Top 5 Dresses for a Mini Wedding

Casual dresses for your small scale ‘I Dos’

Thinking of planning a smaller wedding? We’ve got you covered! So far we’ve walked you through the ins and outs of minimonies and elopements, and now it’s time to talk about the mini wedding! Keep reading to learn more about this modern wedding option and our recs for dresses for a mini wedding!

What is a mini wedding?

A mini wedding (or sometimes referred to as a micro wedding) has all the workings of a traditional wedding, just on a smaller scale! A mini wedding features a quick ceremony followed by a casual dinner and reception (complete with traditional dances and speeches if you’d like). The guest list exceeds no more than 50 of your closest friends and family, allowing you to see those that mean the most while still feeling intimate. This ceremony style offers a more affordable and casual option for couples.

Mini Wedding Dresses

Since a mini wedding is the marriage of traditional and low-key, there are really no rules when it comes to dresses for your mini wedding. Our number 1 tip? Be true to you! Whether you opt for something more casual or more detailed, the options are endless when it comes to your day-of look. Keep reading for some of our favorite mini wedding dresses that will “wow” your loved ones!

Stylish Sheath

Choose a stylish sheath style for your micro wedding! The comfortable and easy-to-move-in silhouette makes mingling with your family and friends a breeze. For that added bridal touch, look for a dress with lace, beading or added appliques to elevate your look!

Classic Ball Gown

Looking for that traditional bridal style while walking down the aisle? Opt for a classic ball gown! This timeless silhouette will make you look like a princess as you float down the aisle in front of your loved ones. Plus an unembellished gown, such as this all over satin style, makes for the perfect blank canvas to accessorize and make your own.

Modern Mermaid

For the bride who wants something a little more modern-traditional, try a mermaid silhouette with trendy details! On this style, the fit-and-flare shape flatters every figure and offers a quintessential bridal look while an off-the-shoulder sleeve is a contemporary touch. Opt for beading, lace, or both to make heads turn as you walk down the aisle.

Romantic A-line

bride wearing white lace a-line dress
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Be the epitome of romance with a dreamy A-line dress! The fitted bodice and flared skirt makes this style easy to mingle and dance in. Plus the addition of 3D floral appliques and lace will give you that whimsical and dream-like look.

2 Looks in One

Just because you’re having a mini wedding, doesn’t mean you can’t switch up your reception look! Get two looks in one by pairing a chic slip with a unique overdress! Get creative with your style by mixing and matching options to create your own custom bridal look. Our favorite part? You can get two looks in one! Wear both slip and overdress for the ceremony, then remove the top layer for your reception look!

Ready to find the perfect dress for your mini wedding? Shop these looks and more mini wedding approved styles at your local David’s Bridal or shop with us online at!

Featured photo by @lanabaughmanphotography

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