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The Relaxed Wedding Dress: Under $1200

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Shakuhachi Paneled Silk Cream $320.00

It’s not as common to see the full fairy tale ball gowns as wedding dresses anymore. As some brides have become practical and relaxed, so have wedding dresses. Some bridal boutiques may make you feel like you need at least a few grand to spend on your dress, which simply isn’t just possible or necessary for some brides. If you plan on having an outdoor wedding, your chances of finding a dress that is appropriate for your venue and within your budget is pretty good. Outdoor venues, such as, beaches, parks, meadows, backyards and forests can lend themselves to a much more casual vibe as opposed to an indoor church wedding with a ballroom  or clubhouse reception. However, having a more relaxed and budget tight wedding does not mean you get to skip out on quality materials and intricate details. I have scavenged the internet for some beautiful dresses that have beautiful detailing, gorgeous fabrics and would make fabulous wedding dresses.

Imitation Molly Maxi Crème Dress $292.00

Rachel Pally MidsummerDress $114.50

Rachel Zoe One Shoulder Ruffled Maxi Dress  $595.00

Rory Beca Mike Cami Dress $220.00

LOVER the Muse Lace Dress $1089.00

Zimmermann Trivial Embroidered Maxi Dress $420.00

Thread Caitlin Tiered Gown $890.00

Shakuhachi Drop Waist Nude $340.00

Shopping Tip: You may find some of the best selection of dresses not at a bridal store. Try looking at stores that you typically shop at- chances are you will be more likely to find something in your taste and style there. You may be surprised at what you find!

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  1. John

    8/9/11

    Very stylish – I can see this style catching on

    John
    JMF Disco
    Wedding DJ and Mobile Disco