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Check out these awesome French wedding ideas and say ‘oui oui!’ to this 2017 wedding trend!

So, what's not to love about French weddings? Beautiful locations, all night partying and family and friends coming together over lots and lots of champagne.

So, what’s not to love about French weddings? Beautiful locations, all night partying and family and friends coming together over lots and lots of champagne.

Don’t you just love France? I mean really, who doesn’t… But having your wedding in France is a hassle and an outrageously expensive one to boot! That’s why we decided to help bring France to you! From Parisian style weddings to French country wedding theme all the way to the glamorous French Château wedding, French cuisine and a few French customs! Allons-y!

Some Typical French Wedding Traditions

Feel free to incorporate some of these French wedding usages and traditions for the extra French touch to your special day.

Switch your bridesmaids and best men for “temoins” or witnesses. This is a legal requirement for civil ceremonies which are the only way to be legally married in France. Religious ceremonies are optional.

This is a pretty cute French wedding tradition called “La noce”. Nowadays, the guests follow the couple’s car all about town making as much noise as possible.

Related: 41 Pinterest-Worthy Wedding Getaway Car Decoration Ideas

If you want to stay within budget, adopt the cocktail reception o vin d’honneur tradition. Treat all your guests with mini-foods or canapés and drinks. The true reception dinner is held later just for family and for your closest friends.

Drageés or sugary coated almonds as wedding favors. Also a custom in Italy. A traditional treat of five white almonds symbolizing five wishes for the bride and groom. includes tag with traditional wedding wish: “Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat Reminds us that life is both bitter and sweet. Five wishes for the new husband and wife: Health, wealth, happiness, children, and long life!”



French château weddings, timeless romance. Photography: magnolia rouge.

French château weddings, timeless romance. Photography: magnolia rouge.

Modern French wedding ideas. Photo wedding invitation with foil-stamped gold lettering Get it here!

Modern French wedding ideas. Photo wedding invitation with foil-stamped gold lettering. Get them here!

Onion soup or soupe a l’onion is at the core of French cuisine, no wonder that on the wedding day (wedding night is more accurate) it takes a special place. It is served in the early hours of the morning to help recover from a long night of partying, as French weddings tend to finish around 5-7am!

The Modern Romance of Parisian style weddings

To achieve a Parisian styled wedding the key is choosing romantic details. Keep it chic and simple, city-like and lovely vintage decor like distressed birdcages filled with fresh blooms for your centerpieces. To go the whole way on your Parisian-themed wedding, just any tableware won’t do. Make sure you use real silverware, as well as classic french porcelain plates! Add a touch of glam with flimsy gold fabrics and delicate chandeliers and voilá!

The elegance and simplicity of a Parisian wedding reflected on the bride's veil.

The elegance and simplicity of a Parisian wedding reflected on the bride’s veil.

Romantic Parisian styled wedding theme in rose blush and gold.

Romantic Parisian styled wedding theme in rose blush and gold.

French Wedding Ideas: French Country Wedding Theme Decor

European elegance weaved in homespun comfort give birth to the rustic French wedding decor. The French Country wedding theme is soft and simple, elegant, sweet, warm, and loving. It has gorgeous details such as wooden reception tables, freshly cut flowers, olive branches natural burlap, large hurricane candles, tea lights, and signage calligraphed in French. Of course, you score bonus points if the venue has brick walls, red tiled roofs and old-style French furniture.

Fabulously chic French wedding ideas. This backdrop is perfect for wedding photos. Ooh! lala! indeed.

Fabulously chic French wedding ideas. This backdrop is perfect for wedding photos. Ooh! lala! indeed.

A fresh green summer wedding on the French Riviera. A perfect place to enjoy your celebration with family and friends. Photography: Greg Finck | Wedding Photographer Provence, French Riviera, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, Formentera.

A fresh green summer wedding on the French Riviera. A perfect place to enjoy your celebration with family and friends. Photography: Greg Finck | Wedding Photographer Provence, French Riviera, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, Formentera.



Glamorous French Château Weddings

If you are a bride that dreams of a fairytale wedding, nothing beats French Château weddings! If you want to incorporate this look into your wedding but are missing the Château, you can still add some details to make your fairytale come true. Decorate the backs of your chairs with bows, sashes, flowers, or faux jewels. Rich reds, gold and browns will enhance the warm and rustic look of a château-themed wedding. Think candlesticks, floral tapestries on walls or as table runners to finish the look.

Fairytales are made of this..wedding in a château in France.

Fairytales are made of this..wedding in a château in France.

Dreamy destination wedding at Château de Varennes. Photo credit: Amy Faith Photography.

Dreamy destination wedding at Château de Varennes. Photo credit: Amy Faith Photography.

French wedding delicacies: Madeleines, Macarons, and More!

I’m biased on this one, I must admit… I love madeleines, and if I could eat them every day you’d never see me out of the nearest bakery again! These delicious baked goods are absolutely essential to any French-themed wedding and they scream sophistication! And while you’re at it, make sure you serve macarons as well – this increasingly popular and delicious little treats are a staple for anything French-inspired!

Decorative and yummylicious tower of madeleines. Photography: monikahibbs.

Decorative and yummylicious tower of madeleines. Photography: monikahibbs.

Macaron wedding cake at a French Château wedding. France is a popular wedding destination with beautiful wedding venue, lovely weather, romantic location, and delicious food.

Macaron wedding cake at a French Château wedding. France is a popular wedding destination with beautiful wedding venue, lovely weather, romantic location, and delicious food.

Check out these 30+ Ways to Serve French Macarons To Dazzle Your Guests

A French Wedding Tradition: Champagne Fountains

Ohhh yes! No French wedding can officially hold that title without a champagne fountain. The champagne is poured into the top glass and from there fills all the glasses below. Avoid the flutes… Aside from being a logistical nightmare, they’re a relatively recent addition to the table. Opt instead for the classic, elegant and always reliable coupe glasses!

La fontaine à champagne or champagne tower. Whether planning a wedding in France or looking for French wedding ideas, our guide to top French wedding traditions will help you add you favorite French wedding touch.

La fontaine à champagne or champagne tower. Whether planning a wedding in France or looking for French wedding ideas, our guide to top French wedding traditions will help you add you favorite French wedding touch.

French Wedding Ideas That Will Get You Hooked: Profiteroles o Croquembouche

Yes, yes, this could fit in the French baked goods recommendation above, but we felt this merited it’s very own honorable mention. If you’ve ever had a profiterole you’d know why! Those delicious little pastries are comparable to eclairs: drizzled in chocolate, these sweet dough balls are filled with either cheese or cream and are totally edible in one bite or less! You can even make a cake by piling them up on top of one another in a circular pyramid and then drizzling melted chocolate onto the entire thing. It’s the traditional French wedding cake and it’s guaranteed to get your guests hooked – so use with care!

Croquembouche or tower of profiteroles with pink and white flowers for a shabby chic vintage style wedding.

Croquembouche or tower of profiteroles with pink and white flowers for a shabby chic vintage style wedding.

Don’t miss out on these 19 original wedding ideas (and how to make them happen)

Cheese and Charcuterie

Last but not least, this wouldn’t be a French event without an abundant variety of cheeses and meats. Instead of finger-foods and hors-d’oeuvres, go for a large platter of charcuterie. For some extra brownie points, try to pair the platter with corresponding wines – something even the snobbiest of Parisians will applaud you for!

Last but not least, this wouldn’t be a French event without an abundant variety of cheeses and meats Wine, cheese and everything French!

Last but not least, this wouldn’t be a French event without an abundant variety of cheeses and meats Wine, cheese and everything French!

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  • French themed weddings.

    French themed weddings
  • A few French wedding ideas with elegant sophistication.

    A few French wedding ideas with elegant sophistication. Copper lanterns, simple greenery and white table top and chairs. Rustic French wedding at Belle Vie de Chateau captured by Chris+Lynn Photographers.
  • Classic and elegant French wedding ideas. Photography: Paul Francis Photography.

    Classic and elegant French wedding ideas. Photography: Paul Francis Photography.
  • French-themed New England wedding in white gold and filled with greenery.

    French-themed New England wedding in white gold and filled with greenery.
  • French vintage wedding inspiration.

    French vintage wedding inspiration
  • Chic modern wedding reception table setting in dusty blue and lavender.

    Chic modern wedding reception table setting in dusty blue and lavender on this French wedding inspired theme dripping with romantic details. Photo: Best Photography.
  • Cut glass drinks dispensers for the reception.

    French Provincial wedding inspiration. Cut glass drinks dispensers for the reception. Photo: Agent 86 Photography.
  • French wedding ideas trending and fabulously chic.

    French wedding ideas trending and fabulously chic
  • French weddings trends 2017.

    French weddings trends 2017: if you're getting married in France or are a wedding guest these are some elements you can expect. Discover them here!

So what’s not to love about French weddings? Beautiful locations, all night partying and family and friends coming together over lots and lots of champagne. We hope these French wedding ideas have will help you throw the French wedding of your dreams!

Channeling old world charm right in the heart of Hollywood, this elegant and romantic wedding features luscious ivory blooms, gold cutlery and pastel tones.

Channeling old world charm right in the heart of Hollywood, this elegant and romantic wedding features luscious ivory blooms, gold cutlery and pastel tones.

Marco Maria bridal gown Spring 2017.

Marco Maria bridal gown Spring 2017.

Simply gorgeous by swisschicboutique.

Simply gorgeous by swisschicboutique.

Sophia Tolli Bridal Spring 2017.

Sophia Tolli Bridal Spring 2017.

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We have found some fabulous Texas wedding venues sure to please even the most unique brides! Check out these gems!

Timeless, traditional and purely Texan - an elegant affair captured by Archetype Studio at the San Fernando Cathedral. Texas wedding venues.

Timeless, traditional and purely Texan – an elegant affair captured by Archetype Studio at the San Fernando Cathedral. Texas wedding venues.

If you live in or are planning to get married in Texas, you may be considering several wedding venues. But if you are looking for a very unusual place that will knock the socks off your guests, then check out our pick of these 7 gorgeous and original Texas wedding venues.

Austin, Texas Wedding Venues: The Barr Mansion

The Barr Mansion is the perfect blend of ornamental and edible landscape design, space and luxury.  The venue features “farm to table” menus supported by a production kitchen and farm.  This Texas Wedding Venue’s star feature is the graciously appointed, Artisan Ballroom standing tall an opulent against the garden backdrop.

The Barr Mansion and Artisan Ballroom Austin

Address: 10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78754

Telephone: (512) 926-6907

Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom at night in Austin, TX. Photography by Bloom Photography.

Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom at night in Austin, TX. Photography by Bloom Photography.



Austin, Texas wedding venues: The Barr Mansion. A wedding under the pecan tree. Photo credit: Katherine O'Brien Photography & Bloom Photography.

Austin, Texas wedding venues: The Barr Mansion. A wedding under the pecan tree. Photo credit: Katherine O’Brien Photography & Bloom Photography.

Blue ombre wedding cake by the Barr Mansion.

Blue ombre wedding cake by the Barr Mansion.

Dallas, Texas Wedding Venues: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum offers brides flexibility on their special day.  Brides choosing this Texas Wedding Venue can opt for the wedding ceremony only or both the ceremony and reception to be held among the colors of the season.  Between the Rosine Hall, the Alex Camp House and the ever popular DeGolyer Estate there is no shortage of flowering beds, water features, or stunning views.

Dallas Arboretum

Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Telephone: (214) 515-6513

Let the Dallas Arboretum create the perfect wedding atmosphere and memories to last a lifetime. Photo Benfield Photography.

Let the Dallas Arboretum create the perfect wedding atmosphere and memories to last a lifetime. Photo Benfield Photography.

Arboretum Dallas, Texas wedding venues. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Engagement Featuring Gorgeous Foxglove Groves. Photograph by blue elephant photography. | So romantic! Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography.

Arboretum Dallas, Texas wedding venues. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Engagement Featuring Gorgeous Foxglove Groves. Photograph by blue elephant photography. | So romantic! Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography.

Blush toned Dallas Arboretum wedding by Tracy Enoch, one of the most unique Texas wedding venues.

Blush toned Dallas Arboretum wedding by Tracy Enoch, one of the most unique Texas wedding venues.

Choose the Texas wedding venue that fits you most. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Dallas, TX.

Choose the Texas wedding venue that fits you most. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Dallas, TX.

Dreamy and romantic Dallas garden wedding in shades of pink at the Dallas Arboretum. Photography: Apryl Ann.

Dreamy and romantic Dallas garden wedding in shades of pink at the Dallas Arboretum. Photography: Apryl Ann.



Dripping Springs, Texas Wedding Venues: Vista West Ranch and The Creek Haus

If you are looking for a wedding venue where bohemian chic meets industrial flair, look no further than the offerings at Vista West Ranch.  Though both sites offer a country wedding retreat, each reverberates with its own personality. Vista West Ranch’s aged tin is a lovely juxtaposition to the romantic florals while the Creek Haus’s industrial vibe provides the perfect open air shelter among the stars.

Vista West Ranch Dripping Springs

Address: 4505 McGregor Ln, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Telephone: (512) 894.3500

Charming and original Vista West Ranch in Texas.

Charming and original Vista West Ranch in Texas.

The Vista West Ranch was built from the ground up to provide couples with a unique experience you could only find in Texas. Picturesque outdoor aisle at Vista West Ranch.

The Vista West Ranch was built from the ground up to provide couples with a unique experience you could only find in Texas. Picturesque outdoor aisle at Vista West Ranch.

Vista West Ranch, one of the most original Texas wedding venues located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Photo Austin Wedding Photographer Jennifer Weems Photography.

Vista West Ranch, one of the most original Texas wedding venues located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Photo Austin Wedding Photographer Jennifer Weems Photography.

El Paso, Texas Wedding Venues: 150 Sunset

Touted as El Paso’s top venue, it is easy to see why when you step into the spacious Main Room with its dramatic ceilings or stroll out to steal a kiss from your sweetie in a more cozy area known as The Pergola. The Event Center, Kitchen, and Nursery offer a creative venue with beautiful water features and great food options.

150 Sunset Event Center El Paso

Address: 150 E Sunset Rd, El Paso, TX 79922

Telephone: (915) 585-0801

150 Sunset provides wedding ceremony & reception venue, wedding rehearsal dinner location in El Paso, Texas. Wedding Photo by Stephane Lemaire Photography.

150 Sunset provides wedding ceremony & reception venue, wedding rehearsal dinner location in El Paso, Texas. Wedding Photo by Stephane Lemaire Photography.

Hanging photo frame for an elegant photobooth at 150 Sunset. Photography by Fabio Lopez Photography.

Hanging photo frame for an elegant photobooth at 150 Sunset. Photography by Fabio Lopez Photography.

First Original Houston, Texas Original Wedding Venues: The Houston Zoo

Though the Houston Zoo may seem like an odd choice for a Texas Wedding Venue, many of the zoo’s pavilions and habitats can be transformed into an exotic and unforgettable event. Brides can choose from a number of ways to create the ceremony and reception of their dreams among jaguars, sea lions, and reflection pools to name a few.

Houston Zoo

Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

Telephone: (713) 533-6833

A pink and grey-themed wedding at the Houston Zoo with a gray table runner trimmed with lace and pretty white flowers. Photo: Brides.

A pink and grey-themed wedding at the Houston Zoo with a gray table runner trimmed with lace and pretty white flowers. Photo: Brides.

Pastel, bright and whimsical Houston Zoo wedding. Photography: Awake Photography.

Pastel, bright and whimsical Houston Zoo wedding. Photography: Awake Photography.

Houston Zoo wedding venue: Romantic wedding reception at the naturally wild Houston Zoo wedding venue. Photo: 100layercake.

Houston Zoo wedding venue: Romantic wedding reception at the naturally wild Houston Zoo wedding venue. Photo: 100layercake.

Wedding at St Joseph's Chapel Houston Zoo.

Wedding at St Joseph’s Chapel Houston Zoo.

Second Original Houston, Texas Original Wedding Venues: The Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

A dusty old library might not seem like the wedding venue of your dreams, however, with a 7 million dollar renovation, this library proves to be anything but! The historic Clayton Library covers two city blocks and stands tall and proud in the heart of the Houston Museum District.

The Clayton House (Library) Houston

Address: 5300 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

Telephone: (832) 393-2600

DIY handcrafted Texas wedding at the Clayton Library in Houston.

DIY handcrafted Texas wedding at the Clayton Library in Houston.

San Antonio, Texas Wedding Venues: San Fernando Cathedral

The San Fernando Cathedral is a historic Roman Catholic Church located downtown in San Antonio Texas.  The Church was originally built in the 1700s and has undergone renovations to maintain its structure and magnificent beauty. Visitors flock from far and wide to see the unique architecture and laser light shows. Brides can choose between the San Fernando Hall’s Mediterranean feel and the Cathedral Centre Cafe’s bright and cheery windows for reception sites.

San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio

Address: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Telephone: (210) 227-1297

A stunning wedding ceremony at the San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest church in Texas, in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: benthelight & Billy Calzada /San Antonio Express-News.

A stunning wedding ceremony at the San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest church in Texas, in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: benthelight & Billy Calzada /San Antonio Express-News.

Want to make your wedding memorable? The 18th-century San Fernando Cathedral is the first church built in San Antonio, the oldest standing church in Texas, and one of the oldest cathedrals in the US Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Want to make your wedding memorable? The 18th-century San Fernando Cathedral is the first church built in San Antonio, the oldest standing church in Texas, and one of the oldest cathedrals in the US Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bride and groom wedding day photos at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio. Wedding Photographer: Vanja D Photography.

Bride and groom wedding day photos at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio. Wedding Photographer: Vanja D Photography.

Imagine your wedding at the historic San Fernando Cathedral, a dream come true! Photo credit: nomadic pursuits

Imagine your wedding at the historic San Fernando Cathedral, a dream come true! Photo credit: nomadic pursuits

A bride with a gorgeous ombre veil at her Catholic wedding at the San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas.

A bride with a gorgeous ombre veil at her Catholic wedding at the San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas.

Texas wedding venues: Cathedral of San Fernando, San Antonio a historic 1738 church once occupied by General Santa Ana. Photo by wmcaldera on Flickr.

Texas wedding venues: Cathedral of San Fernando, San Antonio a historic 1738 church once occupied by General Santa Ana. Photo by wmcaldera on Flickr.

San Antonio Cathedral light show by French artist Xavier De Richemont, in which lights projected onto the Cathedral tell the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today.

San Antonio Cathedral light show by French artist Xavier De Richemont, in which lights projected onto the Cathedral tell the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today.

With so many gorgeous Texas wedding venues available, today’s bride can easily find the perfect place to begin her happily ever after!

7 Gorgeous & Original Texas Wedding Venues You Must Check Out!

7 Gorgeous & Original Texas Wedding Venues You Must Check Out!

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Browsing through Etsy wedding dress stores can be pretty overwhelming. So, here’s our selection to help you choose the gown of your dreams. At the end of the article, there are some good tips for shopping for your dress online.

Our favorite Etsy wedding dress stores! Knee-length bateau neck ball gown dress in satin and tulle.

Our favorite Etsy wedding dress stores!
Knee-length bateau neck ball gown dress in satin and tulle by Lace Wedding Bridal.

Many brides are looking to buy their wedding dress online. Some are looking to save on the dress, some are tired of trying out dresses at bridal stores and prefer to shop from the comfort of their own homes and some just fell in love with a dress that is only offered online!

That’s why we put together a list of 13 Etsy wedding dress stores whose dresses have stolen our hearts. We hope they will do the same for you!

Vintage, Romantic and Unforgettable Etsy Wedding Dress Stores

If you are seeking the warmth of the past, nothing better than these Etsy wedding dress stores. Their gown selection is definitely romantic, vintage and retro but never old. Here you will find a variety of styles, from long sheath gowns to dresses with embroidery that will take your breath away. You can also find very fresh and romantic wedding dresses. Visit their stores for more dresses and pricing!

 



 

French Knot Couture

These designers from Seattle, WA have one of the most heart-stealing and affordable collections of wedding dresses we have found on Etsy. Colleen and Dorothy’s gowns range from the ultra classy to the airy, fresh and romantic princess dresses. That is why they are also featured on our Vendor List.

Romantic floral wedding dress in silk and cotton. Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography.

Romantic floral wedding dress in silk and cotton by Etsy store French Knot Couture. Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography.

Vintage inspired backless wedding dress in ivory or white. Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography.

Vintage inspired backless wedding dress in ivory or white. Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography.

Elegant vintage art deco inspired bias crepe dress for a Gatsby wedding.

Elegant vintage art deco inspired bias crepe dress for a Gatsby wedding.

 



 

La Chic Femme

This store at Oceanside, California has shabby chic and vintage dresses at really affordable prices. This is not vintage-inspired. It’s the real thing. Their creations are made from original vintage pieces or the original dress and therefore you may not find the same pieces all the time. Let’s hope you get lucky and find what you dream of! Check out their store!

Love the detail on the back of this vintage satin wedding dress with veil. Gorgeous!

Love the detail on the back of this vintage satin wedding dress with veil by LaChicFemme.

Marie Design MD

Handmade, adapted, re-purposed, original and unique wedding dresses for the ecological and shabby chic bride. Marie Bonner is extremely creative and from her store in Shell Knob, Missouri, she tries to reduce waste by making these absolutely stunning pieces for unique brides.

Ivory, brown and white romantic victorian, woodland, rustic bridal gown.

Ivory, brown and white romantic victorian, woodland, rustic bridal gown by Marie Design MD.

Dusky pink and ivory shabby chic, woodland wedding dress. Handmade, adapted, re-purposed, original and unique wedding dresses for the ecological and shabby chic bride.

Dusky pink and ivory shabby chic, woodland wedding dress.

Etsy Wedding Dress Stores Filled with Boho Love

Grace Loves Lace

All the way from down under (yes, Queensland, Australia) this bridal atelier makes us dream of forests, nature and scenic beaches. Their dresses are effortless, comfortable and gorgeous.

Etsy wedding dress stores filled with boho love: Waited lace wedding dress.

Waited lace wedding dress.

Boho & romantic lace wedding gown.

Boho & romantic lace wedding gown.

Mila Mira Bridal

Imagine you in a dress born in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s cultural center, looking at the Baltic Sea and close to Kandinsky masterpiece paintings. These gorgeous boho wedding dresses speak of ballet and rustic surroundings. An unbeatable combination that stole our hearts. Visit their store! Ksenia Milushkina Photography.

Elegant and modern boho wedding dress. Swoon!

Elegant and modern boho wedding dress. Swoon!

Beach wedding dress in chiffon by Mila Mira Bridal.

Beach wedding dress in chiffon by Mila Mira Bridal.

Romantic long chiffon wedding gown with lace and train. I'm in love!

Romantic long chiffon wedding gown with lace and train.

Likhomanova Couture

Barcelona in Spain is the home of some of the most important wedding gown designers in the world. After all, Pronovias, Rosa Clará, Yola Cris, Aire Barcelona, and our dear Jesus Peiró (check out their exclusive interview with us). We adored Likhomanova Couture because they are constantly inspired by their surroundings and their prices are worth checking out, twice!!! 😉

Mermaid lace wedding dress with short sleeves.

Mermaid lace wedding dress with short sleeves.

Backless mermaid lace wedding dress with short sleeves.

Backless mermaid lace wedding dress with short sleeves.

Dreamy, isn't it? Custom made beach bridal gown by Likhomanova Couture.

Dreamy, isn’t it? Custom made beach bridal gown by Likhomanova Couture.

Etsy Wedding Stores for the Classic Bride: Timeless Elegance!

Melissa’s Bridal

Absolutely unforgettable classic and modern wedding gown designs for the sophisticated bride. Melissa and her husband’ atelier is located in León, Mexico where they create these magnificent and timeless pieces at quite an affordable price. Visit their Etsy bridal gowns’ store! (Unfortunately they closed their store but we will find one to replace it soon!) 🙂

Simple boho lace wedding dress. Etsy wedding stores for the classic bride: timeless elegance!

Simple boho lace wedding dress.

Romantic chiffon wedding dress, Bohemian style. Adorable!

Romantic chiffon wedding dress, Bohemian style. Adorable!

Casual short lace wedding dress with sleeves.

Casual short lace wedding dress with sleeves.

 

Saint Isabel

You have to see the lovely silk and lace wedding dresses embellished with beading and romantic touches. Perfect for timeless bohemian brides that long for wedding dresses that radiate elegant simplicity. Saint Isabel started in 2012 with mostly silk wedding dress but has since moved to include a variety of fabrics to fit their vision of the perfect, uncomplicated bridal dress. Even though they are located in Austin, Texas, they sell exclusively online.

Classic and timeless venice lace & silk wedding gown.

Classic and timeless venice lace & silk wedding gown.

The back of this dress is absolutely stunning! Venice lace & silk wedding dress.

The back of this dress is absolutely stunning! Venice lace & silk wedding dress.

Etsy Wedding Dress Stores to Glam it up!

Lioness & Lioness

This Etsy wedding dress store will make your glam vision come true. We have only seen positive reviews and the atelier owners are extremely careful about getting your measurements right as they even send you to your nearby taylor to have you measured! We picked a couple of them but if you are going glam and sexy, you have to check Lioness & Lioness up!

Sexy lace backless wedding dress. Love the details!

Sexy lace backless wedding dress. Love the details!

You would never guess this is a 2 in 1 detachable wedding gown! A glam dream come true. Mermaid and short wedding dress.

You would never guess this is a 2 in 1 detachable wedding gown! A glam dream come true. Mermaid and short wedding dress.

I Do Couture Bridal

Are you looking for a designer gown but do not have the budget? This Etsy wedding dress store from Dallas, TX, will custom make it for you! Check out this copy of a Berta Bridal dress. Swoon!! (Visit them here!)

Berta Bridal inspired custom made bridal gown.

Berta Bridal inspired custom made bridal gown.

Unique hi-low rose organza wedding dress with lace back and plunging neckline.

Unique hi-low rose organza wedding dress with lace back and plunging neckline.

Etsy Wedding Dress Stores for Modern Brides or Civil Ceremonies

Iselle Bridal Studio

An adorable collection of short wedding dresses from this San Diego, CA bridal atelier. Flirty, enchanting and plain romantic in bridal satin, lace and tulle. Check them out!

Enchanting detachable long tulle skirt 2-piece wedding dresses.

Enchanting detachable long tulle skirt 2-piece wedding dresses.

An adorable collection of short wedding dresses: 2 in 1 bridal gowns!

An adorable collection of short wedding dresses: 2 in 1 bridal gowns!

Fun and fitted lace mini ivory wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline.

Fun and fitted lace mini ivory wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline.

Modern and chic short wedding dress with straps for the reception or a garden wedding.

Modern and chic short wedding dress with straps for the reception or a garden wedding.

Wardrobe By Dulcinea

A collection of romantic separates in satin, cotton netting, tulle, lace and embroidery for your special day. Extremely affordable and they don’t have to stay in your closet forever! Hope you love them as much as we do. Visit their Etsy store here.

Dreamy tulle and lace rustic and romantic long sleeved wedding dress.

Dreamy tulle and lace rustic and romantic long sleeved wedding dress.

A collection of romantic separates in satin, cotton netting, tulle, lace and embroidery for your special day.

A collection of romantic separates in satin, cotton netting, tulle, lace and embroidery for your special day.

Bohemian lace and tulle flyaway bridal skirt.

Bohemian lace and tulle flyaway bridal skirt.

Lace Wedding Bridal

For the budget conscious brides, we found this Etsy wedding dress store located in China with really great reviews and simple wedding gowns. See all their dresses!

Sheath column sweep brush train chiffon lace wedding dress.

Sheath column sweep brush train chiffon lace wedding dress.

Short A-Line detachable train custom made bridal gown.

Short A-Line detachable train custom made bridal gown.

Side-draped fit and flare sheath wedding dress with beaded applique.

Side-draped fit and flare sheath wedding dress with beaded appliqué.

A Few Tips on Buying from Etsy Wedding Dress Stores

These tips apply to mostly any purchase you make online, not just Etsy wedding dress stores.

When it comes down to wedding gowns, both online AND offline, you should expect to have alterations done in order to get the perfect fit for you. It is extremely rare that a dress fits perfectly right off the rack or that you do not lose or gain any weight before your wedding.

Check the seller’s feedback carefully. Spend some time reading their comments section and doing some digging. Are there good reviews? How did the vendor handle bad reviews? Was money refunded when appropriate? Contact the seller so you can be sure that this is the right shop for you.

Unique hi low organza wedding dress with lace back and plunging neckline.

Unique hi low organza wedding dress with lace back and plunging neckline by I do Couture Bridal.

Does it sound too good to be true? It probably is. The average cost of a wedding gown in the U.S. on this day and age ranges from $1,314 to $2,095. Of course, the price highly depends on where you live and what you are looking for. Take all that into consideration and make a judgement call. You can go for the $99 dress, but don’t be disappointed if you were expecting much more than that. Check the reviews. Find out what others say about these Etsy wedding dress stores.

Before ordering, double, triple check the size chart & measurements. Not all manufacturers follow the same pattern. This is great advice: visit a nearby seamstress or taylor and pay them to take your measurements (both in inches and centimeters as you never know from whom you will but your dress.) 😉

Affordable two piece silk taffeta wedding dress.

Affordable two piece silk taffeta wedding dress by French Knot Couture.

Consider the shipping fees and plan ahead for those long shipping times.

Look for shops that show you the gowns for what they really are — look for multiple camera angles, and photos that don’t look like they came out of a catalog.

Time to shop around! Look for the dress you fall in love with, the one that will make you feel unique while fitting your budget. Enjoy!

Two piece silk taffeta wedding dress. Corset with skirt for the alternative bride.

Two piece silk taffeta wedding dress. Corset with skirt for the alternative bride by French Knot Couture.

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