From statement two-pieces to short, vintage styles, we’ve curated an edit of the best wedding dresses for a micro-wedding as the new trend continues to be popular into 2022.
It’s no secret the wedding industry and couples planning to tie the knot were hard by the restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. From lockdown rules to tier systems, social distancing to travel bans, brides-to-be had to get creative when it comes to their big day. Restrictions on weddings have now eased – though, after becoming somewhat of a buzzword over the past year, micro-weddings show no signs of disappearing any time soon going into 2022.
Wedding Dresses for a Micro-Wedding
With less than 50 people on the guest list and chic, intimate city venues being a popular choice for smaller-scale ceremonies, there’s plenty of opportunity to break away from tradition when it comes your micro-wedding wedding dress. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite ready-to-wear bridal pieces for your minimony.
Short Wedding Dresses
Candice Silk Shift Dress, RIXO
Keep the micro-theme running through to your wedding dress with this über chic mini-dress from RIXO’s inaugural bridal collection. The vintage look of this silk shift dress with feather trim will also score you some serious style points and look picture perfect against the backdrop of a seriously cool boutique hotel venue.
Self-Portrait Bridal Lace Mini Dress, Harrods
Up your style credentials with this super-cute mini dress, perfect for a micro wedding – or perhaps your second dress on the big day?! Self-Portrait proves its prowess for lace once again with this gorgeous lace bridal mini dress. Its tiered layers, embroidered fabric and cinched waistline ensure an ultra-flattering fit.
Pre-Loved Wedding Dresses
The Loop by Grace & Gadsby
Wanting to bridge the gap between ready-to-wear and bridal wear, The Loop features sleek, versatile and elegant preloved styles for the modern 2021 bride. Launching with a small selection of carefully chosen pre-loved designer pieces from a variety of global brands like Cult Gaia, Azzaro, Valentino and Jenny Packham.
Wedding Dresses to Rent from By Rotation
While the allure of a sparkling brand-new dress is certainly appealing, there’s something quite romantic about wearing a dress with a bit of history. And the wedding dress rental trend is proving popular among brides wanting to incorporate a vintage theme to their wedding. Molly Whitehall’s stunning 1930s dress is available to rent on By Rotation.
Statement Bridal Separates
Bridal Suit, Ghost
Emanating sartorial prowess with a nod to androgyny, Ghost’s beautifully cut Viola jacket can be styled with the matching Senna trousers to create a contemporary wedding suit.
Kinsale Set, Reformation
Style powerhouse Reformation have, unsurprisingly, hit the nail on the head with their affordable, chic bridalwear options. We can just a cool, laid-back bride at a city wedding in this two-piece pant suit with its super-stylish oversized blazer and wide leg trousers.
Read More: The Bridal Two-Piece Wedding Trend
Alara Wedding Dress, Rowley Hesselballe
Micro-weddings may be something of a blessing for minimalist brides wanting to keep things pared down on their wedding day. A sleek and simple silk dress is a minimalist bride’s uniform, but with delicate fabrics and modern cuts, there’s something bold and alluring about Rowley Hesselballe’s ready-to-wear silhouettes.
Starlet Bridal Midaxi Dress, ASOS
A micro wedding doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the glam. We’re obsessed with this off-white ASOS number with its sequin embellishment and cowl neck for the laid-back bride who wants something stand-out but less traditional.
Frankie Jumpsuit, RIXO
Picture the scene: you’re stepping out of Chelsea Town Hall, exuding style and sophistication in a perfectly-tailored jumpsuit, hand-in-hand with your dashing new husband and a vintage Roller pulls up to take you on to your exclusive-hire townhouse for an oh-so intimate private dinner with a handful of your closest friends and family. Sounds pretty perfect, doesn’t it?
Olive Jumpsuit, Ghost
Ghost’s Olive bridal jumpsuit hits the sweet-spot for prettiness and practicality, and the wide-leg silhouette flows flawlessly for all our dancing queens.
Extreme Organza Sun Sleeves, Halfpenny London
While the guest list and budget may be smaller, there’s still a lot to be said for going big with your wedding dress at a micro-wedding. Add volume with organza sleeves or a statement bow from Halfpenny’s Out Of This World and we guarantee all eyes will stay firmly fixed on you.
Rebecca Vallance Rosette Strapless Gown, £1,250, Farfetch
OK, we’re obsessed. Be right on trend with this oversized bow dress from Rebecca Vallance, with its bustier-style neckline, straight hem and slimline skirt ensuring a flattering fit that’s just perfect for a city wedding.