Casual Wedding Dresses

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Non-traditional wedding dresses

Find exactly the vibe you're looking for with beautiful casual wedding dresses from David's Bridal. From classic long gowns in minimalist styles to playful short wedding dresses, our casual wedding dress collection has a wide range of fresh designs to fit any venue. Whether you're hosting a more relaxed ceremony or shopping for a sophisticated look to renew your vows, a casual wedding dress is a flattering alternative to formal wedding styles.

Casual wedding dresses for classic and traditional brides

Timeless and classic or bold and new, we've got hundreds of casual wedding dresses and vow renewal dresses to suit every style. Browse by silhouette to find elegant cuts that flatter your figure, with traditional fits like A-line, sheath, ballgown, and mermaid styles. If you're not sure where to start, a David's Bridal personal stylist can always help you narrow down your favorites. Book a free appointment at one of nearly 300 stores near you to try on beautiful casual wedding dresses for every ceremony.

Informal wedding dresses for modern brides

Give your look a fresh, modern feel with casual wedding dresses in short and chic fits. Tea-length dresses strike an easy balance between classic and contemporary, falling just below the knee for a breezy summer look. Short wedding dresses, chic white wedding suits, and contemporary bridal jumpsuits are perfect for adding modern flair with a streamlined silhouetted, so you can dance the night away or stroll down the beach in style.

What is casual dress for a wedding? Casual attire is one of the more relaxed dress codes for a wedding, but it should still feel special. Think of casual dress as something you might wear on a special date -- dress pants and a nice jacket for men, and a day dress, jumpsuit, or stylish separates for women. Casual weddings are often held in outdoor venues, so think about outfits that will feel comfortable and polished when you're picking out your ensemble.
How to dress for a casual wedding The easiest place to start with wedding attire is your invitation -- if the couple has included any details about the dress code, that may help guide your search. If the style is more open, consider the venue and weather when picking your outfit. Beach ceremonies and outdoor weddings often start warm but get chilly by evening, so look for outfits like jumpsuits and short dresses that can easily be layered with a pretty jacket.
How to word 'casual dress' on wedding invitations Simple is best! Including 'informal dress' or 'casual dress' in your invitations is a helpful way to guide guests in their attire. If you have specific styles you prefer, feel free to elaborate with a brief sentence suggesting that guests wear a day dress, a nice jumpsuit, or a dress shirt and slacks.
What to wear to your vow renewal Like your wedding, the style of your vow renewal is entirely up to you. Many brides choose a slightly more informal style for their vow renewal dress, with short styles, separates, or bridal jumpsuits as popular options. Whether you feel like keeping it simple or embracing a full black-tie occasion, David's Bridal has beautiful vow renewal dresses for every ceremony!