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Feel free to get creative when getting married for the second time. Read these second marriage etiquette tips and get inspired by some fantastic ideas!

An unforgettable scenery for your winter wedding.

An unforgettable scenery for your winter wedding.

Gone are the days when the second marriage is seen as a social stigma. Today, whether you want an elaborate shindig or an intimate second wedding, the choice is completely yours.

Second Marriage Wedding Etiquette: To Follow or Not To Follow?

Let’s take a look at a few rules you may want to follow when celebrating your second (or third, or fourth) nuptials. Because, truth be told, you can write your very own second marriage wedding etiquette book and never be wrong. Well, maybe with a few exceptions.

Here are two rules you will want to truly consider:

  1. If either of you have children, let them know they are of major importance in the new union. No matter their age, give them a role they’d be happy to play in the course of events. Always be sensitive to the child’s feelings and try to cater to them as much as possible. And never, ever, leave them out of the equation.
  2. Should you invite your ex and his family? Tread carefully on this one. You may be on the best of terms with your ex, their friends and family, but your second marriage is a fresh start. Trust me, you don’t need the awkwardness.
Trendy alternative bridal looks for second nuptials. How much more fun can you have?

Trendy alternative bridal looks for second nuptials. How much more fun can you have?

Escort cards and favors all-in-one for a travel-inspired second wedding.

Escort cards and favors all-in-one for a travel-inspired second wedding. Get it at Beau-Coup!

And now, a few second marriage wedding etiquette tips to follow (or not!)

1Should I still announce the wedding?

If you don’t know the difference between wedding announcements and wedding invitations, the announcements are sent out after the wedding to let people know you got married. Not too many couples follow this tradition but if you do, you can announce your second wedding like you did the first.

2Wording your invitations: What name should I use?

Second marriages come with a bit of unease when wording the invitation. Friends and colleagues may know you by your ex-spouse’s first name. A golden rule is to use the name you’re comfortable with. And if you are worried people might get confused, indicate for clarity on the invite. Or just give them a call.

Prioritize your children like Emily Maynard did at her surprise wedding.

Prioritize your children like Emily Maynard did at her surprise wedding.

Brunch weddings have the best of cakes.

Brunch weddings have the best of cakes.

Rock a black and white wedding dress for your second marriage wedding.

Rock a black and white wedding dress for your second marriage wedding.

3Bridal etiquette: Say yes to the white wedding gown

Wear what you desire when getting married for the second time. Pick that gorgeous blush gown, or go for a traditional white bridal look. Short, long, princess-cut or ball gown and even a pair of strikingly white bridal pants. Take something that flatters your figure—whatever color. Note that dinner rehearsals are really not necessary. You can even do away with the garter and bouquet tossing!

All is permitted at any wedding and even more so the second time around! Check out these fantastic ideas for modern brides.




4Giving away the bride at a second marriage ceremony

Let your imagination run wild. Nowadays, it can be anyone or no one. Your (child) children, mother, grandparents, or even your best friend may do just fine. Furthermore, you can even have your two most favorite people walk you down the aisle.

Getting married for the second time: How does an intimate destination wedding in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, sound?

Getting married for the second time: How does an intimate destination wedding in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, sound?

Stunning wedding pantsuit by Krikor Jabotian. An original idea when getting married for the second time. You can definitely use this again for any occasion.

Stunning wedding pantsuit by Krikor Jabotian. An original idea when getting married for the second time. You can definitely use this again for any occasion.

5Wedding registry etiquette

You might not want gifts (not many second marriages do), but you still need to register to give guidance to guests who want to give. You may opt for an online wedding registry or a honeymoon fund! In both cases, you get the cash! Not a bad idea, right?

Amazing peonies bridal bouquet for this Santa Barbara wedding at Villa Sevillano. Photographer: Jose Villa.

Amazing peonies bridal bouquet for this Santa Barbara wedding at Villa Sevillano. Photographer: Jose Villa.

Don't ask people to donate... ask them to join in or help out. Appeal to their emotions and not their wallets.

Don’t ask people to donate… ask them to join in or help out. Appeal to their emotions and not their wallets.

Adventurous couples may want to stamp mountains at their wedding!

Adventurous couples may want to stamp mountains at their wedding! Personalize yours at this Etsy store.

Alternative Wedding Ideas For A Second Marriage

If there is one thing we know, is that couples feel really free to do what their like and enjoy when getting married for the second time. That’s why we rounded up some fantastic alternative wedding ideas for a second marriage celebration. Let your imagination take hold and remember to make it memorable!

Shake things up! Brunch weddings are all the rage and perfect for after a small and intimate civil ceremony. Or ask your favorite coffee place if you can host a pop up wedding (no more than 8 people, please) at their space with no music and no need for decorations. Definitely a less casual setup that is fun for everybody. Cut the cake first. Or even welcome the guests at the entrance.

Surprise your guests. Make it yours. It’s your second marriage—a second chance to show off your unique style. However, make your dreams budget-friendly and realistic. For example, rent a beach house for a weekend and celebrate with your closest friends. A truly unforgettable experience.

Colorado is a spectacular place to get married for the second time. This lodge at Beaver Creek makes you wish it was winter now.

Colorado is a spectacular place to get married for the second time. This lodge at Beaver Creek makes you wish it was winter now.

Delicious omelette station for a wedding brunch reception. Photographer: Brian Samuels Photography.

Delicious omelette station for a wedding brunch reception. Photographer: Brian Samuels Photography.

Forget the same old catering this second time around and go for a more contemporary style.

Forget the same old catering this second time around and go for a more contemporary style.

Destination Weddings: Celebration and Honeymoon All in One

Consider getting wed at an intimate or unique destination location. The beach, a snowy mountain resort, or your mutual favorite place in the world. By hosting a destination wedding, you can add a new tone and a memorable setting to your second nuptials.

Plan an entirely different second wedding from the first, and add a fresh start to your union. Put in that unconventional flavor and have fun. Adventure-seeking couples may get married by a sherpa at the foot of the Himalayas. Wouldn’t that be cool?

Surprise your guests with a beach wedding. Perfect for South Florida couples.

Surprise your guests with a beach wedding. Perfect for South Florida couples.

Indulge in an olive bar. If it's in Tuscany even better.

Indulge in an olive bar. If it’s in Tuscany even better.

Ever dreamt of getting married in Paris? Now's your chance! Second marriage wedding ideas.

Ever dreamt of getting married in Paris? Now’s your chance! Second marriage wedding ideas.

Related: Trendy Plus Sized Wedding Guest Dresses, Curvy is the New Black

Why Getting Married for the Second Time is Much Better Than The First

Getting married for the second time is one of the boldest steps you can take in your life. But the truth is, a lot wiser, caring, trusting you is available for the taking. Of course, things do get bet better the second time around.

Life at 40 looks much different than life at 20. You can use that first-hand experience to build a stronger and more realistic relationship. You know what you want, you are older and more experienced and you know marriage is not all roses. You can own your wrongs and you are better prepared to build a loving, new and wonderful life together.

Remember that marriage is a choice and, if you decide to give it another go, be all in. But of course, have fun in the process!!! Keep in touch! Follow us on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram for more ideas on how to celebrate a second marriage or a first! 🙂

Take your wedding to Napa Valley, like this Calistoga wedding, and dine al fresco with your guests. It will be an unforgettable soirée. Photographer: Matt Edge Wedding Photography.

Take your wedding to Napa Valley, like this Calistoga wedding, and dine al fresco with your guests. It will be an unforgettable soirée. Photographer: Matt Edge Wedding Photography.

Elope in front of the Eiffel Tower in the city of lights. Four Seasons in Paris, named one of the best rooftop wedding venues in the world.

Elope in front of the Eiffel Tower in the city of lights. Four Seasons in Paris, named one of the best rooftop wedding venues in the world.

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Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses are taking the world of weddings by storm. Let’s cover her 2017 collection, who she designs for, how much do her designs cost and where to buy them.

High low wedding dress Beatrice. Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses collection.

High low wedding dress Beatrice. Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses collection.

Plunging necklines, sensual backs, feminine and perfectly defined lines with an impeccable cut are the trademark of Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses. From the most suggestive and vaporous ones to the elegance of lace, they distill her passion for fashion, quality of design and perfect choice of fabrics.

While her designs are jaw-dropping by anyone’s standard, she perfectly balances glamour with class and “wow” factor. This is perfectly demonstrated by her backless dresses, her flawlessly-placed embellishments and use of lace and a figure-enhancing silhouette. Need we say more?

Are You an Alessandra Rinaudo Bride?

The Alessandra Rinaudo bride is classy, glamorous but above all, she is the protagonist. Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses always highlight the natural beauty of the bride with unique designs and extreme attention to detail.

An Alessandra Rinaudo bride may have a special affinity for backless dresses. Many gowns in the collection let the bride bare skin completely or through open lace patterns.

Any bride will feel chic and romantic when wearing a Rinaudo design brimming with classic Italian style and modern-day elegance.



Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017 Collection

Elegant, classic and beautiful are all words to describe the collection by Italian wedding dress designer Alessandra Rinaudo for the Nicole Spose bridal collection. Modern Wedding called Alessandra’s collection for 2017 a “masterpiece of Italian style and taste, based on elegance, research, and tradition”.

The Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017 collection features her incredibly stunning and surprising backs that have become a trademark detail in her designs as well as those perfectly balanced trains that complement brides’ figures so well.

Princess gowns, her famous mermaid silhouettes can be found adorning the designer’s groundbreaking line. Alessandra’s use of Italian silk, French lace and delicate satins, gives them a soft and romantic feel.

Italian designer Alessandra Rinaudo combines fashion, design and luxury in her dress Benedetta from the 2017 collection.

Italian designer Alessandra Rinaudo combines fashion, design and luxury in her dress Benedetta from the 2017 collection.

Personality, class and good taste on the collection of Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017. Benedetta (back)

Personality, class and good taste on the collection of Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017. Benedetta (back)




Alessandra Rinaudo Short Wedding Dresses

Short designs can sometimes feel that they are missing the extra “oomph” that long dresses have. This is far from the case with an Alessandra Rinaudo design. What these dresses lack in length they more than make up for in beauty and elegance.

One particularly memorable design from her 2017 collection is a high-low dress like we’ve never seen before. The dress ends right about the knee with a trumpet silhouette that flows into a long, full train in the back. Topped with short capped lace sleeves and bodice makes for a classic dress with a fun twist.

Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017 Photo Gallery

The Details

Of course, your next question is probably how do I get my hands on one of these gorgeous Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses? Find the closest bridal store on her website’s directory. They are all listed!

Her dresses range in price from $2600 to $4900. Not bad, huh? And her masterpieces come in U.S. sizes 2 to 22.

Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017 Second Photo Gallery

Would you like to see more dresses? Then check out this article on Timeless, Elegant and Sexy Wedding Dresses for the Modern Bride or read Will the White Wedding Dress Tradition continue? if you still haven’t decided for color on your wedding gown or not. 😉

Photography Credit: Nicole Spose

Berenice is a chic and elegant mermaid silhouette wedding dress with illusion sleeves and low back. A long train perfect for a ceremony in the South of France.

Berenice is a chic and elegant mermaid silhouette wedding dress with illusion sleeves and low back. A long train perfect for a ceremony in the South of France.

Berenice, one of the elegant mermaid silhouette typical of the Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017 collection, invites us to a wedding by the sea.

Berenice, one of the elegant mermaid silhouette typical of the Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017 collection, invites us to a wedding by the sea.

For brides who want to look impeccable and in style on their wedding day. Beryl. Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 Collection wedding dress.

For brides who want to look impeccable and in style on their wedding day. Beryl. Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 Collection wedding dress.

Passion and commitment: this is the magic of her work. Bergenia (back) gown from the 2017 Alessandra Rinaudo collection.

Passion and commitment: this is the magic of her work. Bergenia (back) gown from the 2017 Alessandra Rinaudo collection.

Adorable white wedding gown by the Italian designer with cap sleeces and embroidery all over. Bibi. Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 Collection wedding dresses.

Adorable white wedding gown by the Italian designer with cap sleeces and embroidery all over. Bibi. Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 Collection wedding dresses.

Unique and spectacular wedding dress designs by Alessandra Rinaudo. Bridget.

Unique and spectacular wedding dress designs by Alessandra Rinaudo. Bridget.

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We are certain you will fall in love with this collection of chic and elegant cocktail dresses. The latest trends and most adorable ensembles!! 😉

Soft pink ruffled dropwaist high-low hem daytime cocktail dress with side pockets and pullover styling by Anthropologie "Camellia"

Soft pink ruffled dropwaist high-low hem daytime cocktail dress with side pockets and pullover styling by Anthropologie “Camellia”

Are you dreading that upcoming event because you have nothing to wear?  Never fear, ladies! You do not have to dust off that same old dress you wear year after year. We have your rundown of 2017 trends for chic and elegant cocktail dresses.

Related: Trendy Plus Sized Wedding Guest Dresses, Curvy is the New Black

Long and Short Cocktail Dresses: 2017 Trends

Let’s take a look at what this year has brought to the runway and – hopefully – into our closets!

Long live geometric patterns! They re-define a confident look with exaggerated lines, pleats, drapes and volume. Crop top dresses were all over the runway this year, look for this cutting edge trend in bold prints and vibrant colors.

Metallics like deep blue with iridescent tones and bright colors like pink, bubble gum pink, deep cherry and soft pastel pink!

No matter long or short, the shimmery rose gold continues to dominate the market. Perfect for a variety of skin tones rose golds and blushes can easily balance out boxy geometric patterns.

The ball gown skirt is making a comeback! Many of these full skirt styles are paired with lace or sequined crop tops. The Illusion style is growing more popular by the day. These elegant cocktail dresses feature skin-toned material peeking out of lace or mesh. The backs of these evening dresses feature sheer materials and embellishments such as buttons or jewels.

The sparkle remains prominent as a 2017 trend, so let’s shine ladies! Short evening dresses in geometric patterns have all over beading that creates a shimmer. Long and sheer is popular with sequins tucked under the lace to give the wearer a soft glow. Minis are out. Those feeling a little more daring and futuristic can opt for sheath dresses covered in sequins or satiny metallic material.



Elegant cocktail dresses by Georges Hobeika Spring 2017 Couture | Lanvin 2017 RTW | Marchesa 2017 collection.

Elegant cocktail dresses by Georges Hobeika Spring 2017 Couture | Lanvin 2017 RTW | Marchesa 2017 collection.

Beautiful flowing cocktail dress in bonded crepe from the Peter Langner evening spring summer 2017 collection,

Beautiful flowing cocktail dress in bonded crepe from the Peter Langner evening spring summer 2017 collection.

For a very formal affair consider a geometrically shaped pink dress with a black sash belt like this evening gown by Peter Langner, Spring/Summer 2017 Collection.

For a very formal affair consider a geometrically shaped pink dress with a black sash belt like this evening gown by Peter Langner, Spring/Summer 2017 Collection.

Dreamy! Sleeveless scoop neck and sheer sheath evening dress by Berta 2017 RTW.

Dreamy! Sleeveless scoop neck and sheer sheath evening dress by Berta 2017 RTW.

Plus Sized Cocktail Dresses for Weddings: Les Chic Evening Gowns

Designers are getting it right for the plus sized cocktail dress in 2017. Full skirts are knee length or shorter and have waistlines that flatter your curves. Many evening dresses feature belts or draping in the “right” places.

We absolutely adore geometric patterns as they help draw attention to them and disguise a few problem areas. The illusion lace and mesh styles meet flowy features such as ruffles, bustiers, and empire waists allowing you to play with lines where you need them most.

Remember to leverage the little black dress. It will never go out of fashion and every woman must own at least one LBD dress. Ideally you should have several of these elegant cocktail dresses with different cuts and details. This season, the little black dress is recommended to us by many designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Marchesa, and Osman.

This black illusion neckline evening dress has sheer beaded sleeves. The skirt on this plus size formal gown is flowing and elegant. Darius Couture USA. Photo by Daniele Venturelli/amfAR15.

This black illusion neckline evening dress has sheer beaded sleeves. The skirt on this plus size formal gown is flowing and elegant. Darius Couture USA. Photo by Daniele Venturelli/amfAR15.

Adorable plus size two piece satin ball gown dress by David's Bridal. Great for both daytime or evening functions.

Adorable plus size two piece satin ball gown dress by David’s Bridal. Great for both daytime or evening functions.

Floral patterns are so in for spring! What we love most about this little black dress is how it is dressy, yet casual enough for almost any occasion! A Night To Remember Dress by Perfectly Priscilla Boutique.

Floral patterns are so in for spring! What we love most about this little black dress is how it is dressy, yet casual enough for almost any occasion! A Night To Remember Dress by Perfectly Priscilla Boutique.




Stunningly chic plus size cocktail dress with a crochet trim cold-shoulder by global fashion.

Stunningly chic plus size cocktail dress with a crochet trim cold-shoulder by global fashion.

Elegant Cocktail Dresses with Sleeves: Our Favorites!

This year’s statement sleeves and oversized shoulders definitely stole our hearts. Look ultra chic in elegant cocktail dresses with sleeves. This year’s trends are showing long sleeves for both long and short cocktail dresses and crop top dresses with sleeves are all over the runway.

Other popular options for dresses with sleeves are peasant style sleeves, shoulder cut-outs or three-quarter length sleeves. Choose yours from the many dresses with illusion designs have sheer lace or mesh sleeves.

Love the neck and sleeves on this simple yet elegant cocktail dress! La Petite Robe by Chiara Boni Spring 2017 Ready To Wear.

Love the neck and sleeves on this simple yet elegant cocktail dress! La Petite Robe by Chiara Boni Spring 2017 Ready To Wear.

Relaxed fit matte sequin dress with three quarter sleeves and a low back by Luna B.

Relaxed fit matte sequin dress with three quarter sleeves and a low back by Luna B.

The little black dress will never go out of fashion. Check out these embellished and elegant cocktail dresses by Berta Ready To Wear Fall 2017 collection!

The little black dress will never go out of fashion. Check out these embellished and elegant cocktail dresses by Berta Ready To Wear Fall 2017 collection!

Chic and Elegant Cocktail Dresses for Wedding Inspiration Photo Gallery

  • Absolutely breathtaking and elegant black dress by Romona Keveza.

    Absolutely breathtaking and elegant black dress by Romona Keveza.
  • Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Romona Keveza.

    There's beauty in the simplicity of the lines of this little black dress that leaves us breathless Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Romona Keveza.
  • Out of the 2017 Ready-to-Wear Cushnie et Ochs runway!

    Out of the 2017 Ready-to-Wear Cushnie et Ochs runway a little black dress that will definitely leave a lasting impression.
  • Embellished evening gown from the fall 2017 RTW Badgley Mischka collection,

    Embellished evening gown from the fall 2017 RTW Badgley Mischka collection,
  • Georges Hobeika 2017 collection.

    Delicate and elegant embroidered dress with ball gown skirt by Georges Hobeika 2017 collection.
  • Stunning evening gown from the pre-fall 2017 Marchesa collection.

    Raspberry pink and 3-D embroidered roses on this stunning evening gown from the pre-fall 2017 Marchesa collection.
  • Fall 2017 RTW collection by Pamella Roland.

    Shimmer sheer and shimply fabulous from the fall 2017 RTW collection by Pamella Roland.

Navy blue sheath dress by Carolina Herrera | Bright yeallow and pink Edward Arsouni | Balmain Pre-fall 2017.

Navy blue sheath dress by Carolina Herrera | Bright yeallow and pink Edward Arsouni | Balmain Pre-fall 2017.

We hope you enjoyed our picks of chic and elegant cocktail dresses for weddings and that this adorable collection has helped you choose your next evening dress!

Geometry is art in this Romona Keveža Spring Summer 2017 mullet-style little black dress.

Geometry is art in this Romona Keveža Spring Summer 2017 mullet-style little black dress.

From the Spring 2017 collections by Marchesa, Tony Ward and Zac Posen, a trio of elegant cocktail dresses for wedding to shine through the night.

From the Spring 2017 collections by Marchesa, Tony Ward and Zac Posen, a trio of elegant cocktail dresses for wedding to shine through the night.

Formal plus-size floor-length evening dress with embellished v-neck, bodice and three-quarter length sleeves by Simply Dresses.

Formal plus-size floor-length evening dress with embellished v-neck, bodice and three-quarter length sleeves by Simply Dresses.

Chic and sexy Elisabetta Franchi Spring 2017 RTW evening gown.

Chic and sexy Elisabetta Franchi Spring 2017 RTW evening gown.

Show off your wispy figure with a short black chiffon Halter evening gown. Created by Luulia.

Show off your wispy figure with a short black chiffon Halter evening gown. Created by Luulia.

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Sexy wedding dresses are a synonym of beauty, elegance plus a touch of dare. Look stunningly attractive by baring just a little bit of skin with one of these gorgeous sexy wedding gowns!

What’s more sexy and romantic than a long sleeved vintage lace wedding dress? By Sortra.

What’s more sexy and romantic than a long sleeved vintage lace wedding dress? By Sortra.

Picking the right amount of sexy on a wedding dress can be tricky. You want to feel attractive and confident. But you also want to be able to look at your grandparents in the eye without immediately running for the nearest closet.

We’ve rounded up a collection of sexy wedding dresses by some of the top bridal gown designers by body area that bare a little or a lot! There are many styles of sexy wedding dresses to choose from that will help you achieve that perfect mix of elegant and alluring, but it will always boil down to what feels right for you. We hope these glorious gowns will help you nail your perfect (and scintillating) bridal look.

Elegant & Backless Sexy Wedding Dresses

Nothing makes a statement like a wedding dress with an open back. While having a gown with a plunging neckline may be a little too bold for some brides, a backless dress will offer the perfect balance between sexy and sophisticated. And backless sexy dresses paired up with a trumpet skirts are perfect for the bride who is willing to flaunt what her momma gave her. For a more casual, romantic and wistful look, backless gowns can be accompanied with a fuller skirt. Whichever way they choose to go, brides are sure to leave a lasting impression on their grooms with one of these elegant and seductive backless wedding dresses.



Galia Lahav "Gala" 2017 bridal. Sleeveless deep plunging V-neck fully embellished with elegant, sexy backless lace fit and flare sheath wedding dress with chapel train.

Galia Lahav “Gala” 2017 bridal. Sleeveless deep plunging V-neck fully embellished with elegant, sexy backless lace fit and flare sheath wedding dress with chapel train.

Bows, bows, and more bows!

Bows, bows, and more bows!

From the Berta Bridal fall 2017 collection let's admire this sexy and elegant long sleeved illusion jewel neckline embellished lace fit and flare wedding dress with a low back chapel train.

From the Berta Bridal fall 2017 collection let’s admire this sexy and elegant long sleeved illusion jewel neckline embellished lace fit and flare wedding dress with a low back chapel train.

Sexy backless lace bridal gown.

Sexy backless lace bridal gown.

Sexy wedding dresses by Galia Lahav Spring 2017 Collection: Le Secret Royal.

Sexy wedding dresses by Galia Lahav Spring 2017 Collection: Le Secret Royal.

Vintage Lace Wedding Gowns: Ethereal and Alluring

Who ever said lace couldn’t be sexy? These vintage-inspired creations are nothing like those lace dresses your grandma used to wear back in the day. Lace can be used to strategically cover (or to show) parts of your body. June brides that would rather not show off their arms, could consider a long sleeved lace wedding dress, light and airy. If you are shy about showing off some bare skin, allow lace to barely cover it and still tap into your inner sexy bride. If you are not, use and abuse lace to highlight your figure while surrounded in one of the most romantic and alluring of fabrics. 😉

Pair up a sheer lace top with a ball gown skirt for a sexy and, at the same time, demure bridal look. Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017.

Pair up a sheer lace top with a ball gown skirt for a sexy and, at the same time, demure bridal look. Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017.




Milla Nova Bridal 2017 Wedding Dresses "Dina".

Milla Nova Bridal 2017 Wedding Dresses “Dina”.

Glamorous and sexy wedding dresses by Idan Cohen 2017 bridal collection.

Glamorous and sexy wedding dresses by Idan Cohen 2017 bridal collection.

Vintage dress with an illusion buttoned up back by Jasmine Bridal Couture Spring 2017.

Vintage dress with an illusion buttoned up back by Jasmine Bridal Couture Spring 2017.

Luxury, lace, and sexiness on Berta Bridal wedding dresses.

Luxury, lace, and sexiness on Berta Bridal wedding dresses.

Limor rosen 2017 bridal. Off the shoulder, sweetheart neckline, heavily embellished lace bodice with a sexy side split A-line wedding dress.

Limor rosen 2017 bridal. Off the shoulder, sweetheart neckline, heavily embellished lace bodice with a sexy side split A-line wedding dress.

For the Center-Stage Brides: Sexy Wedding Dresses with Lots of Bling

A little bling never hurt anyone. Strategically placed bling can allow brides to emphasize their best, ahem, assets. It’s your wedding day, after all. All eyes should be on you when you walk down that aisle and later as you dance the night away. Even if you’ve always considered yourself to be reserved in the fashion department, a sexy wedding dress with a some Swarovski crystals or a beaded bodice can make you feel like the sexy princess you are. Check out David Tutera’s 2017 collection and you’ll see what we mean. You are free to go overboard and daring as well if you like. Like we said earlier. It’s your day after all!

Sexy wedding dresses with bling. A creation by Berta Bridal worn perfectly by model and jewelry designer Magdalena Frackowiak.

Sexy wedding dresses with bling. A creation by Berta Bridal worn perfectly by model and jewelry designer Magdalena Frackowiak.

Make a statement with your back on your big day as you walk down the aisle by Jenny Packham.

Make a statement with your back on your big day as you walk down the aisle by Jenny Packham.

A delicate trumpet wedding gown with a little bling is a sexy choice for a bride looking to show off her figure on her wedding day.

A delicate trumpet wedding gown with a little bling is a sexy choice for a bride looking to show off her figure on her wedding day.

Low back with embellished criss-crossed straps.

Low back with embellished criss-crossed straps.

Sexy and demure creation by Paolo Sebastian couture.

Sexy and demure creation by Paolo Sebastian couture.

Check out this amazing article about the white wedding dress tradition!!

Romantic and Sexy Wedding Dresses

For the understated sexy bride, classically romantic wedding dresses may be the perfect look for your perfect day. Sweetheart necklines are perfect for brides that want to show a little cleavage. A strapless wedding dress showing off your arms and shoulders is a sexy way to show skin. There is no need to overemphasize your curves. Even showing a little skin can make you feel sexy and confident on your big day. Two of our favorites wedding gown designers, Maggie Sottero and Morilee by Madeline Gardner have mastered the art of the romantic and sexy wedding dresses for their 2017 gown collections.

Amelia Sposa, has taken the wedding world by storm with its bridal fashion filled with romantic lace and bits of vintage loveliness.

Amelia Sposa, has taken the wedding world by storm with its bridal fashion filled with romantic lace and bits of vintage loveliness.

Romantic and sexy bridal strapless a line wedding dress with an embroidered bodice, tulle skirt and chapel train by Galia Lahav 2017.

Romantic and sexy bridal strapless a line wedding dress with an embroidered bodice, tulle skirt and chapel train by Galia Lahav 2017.

Romantic and sexy wedding dresses for gorgeous garden weddings.

Romantic and sexy wedding dresses for gorgeous garden weddings.

Wedding dress by Sophia Tolli Spring 2017 Bridal Collection.

Wedding dress by Sophia Tolli Spring 2017 Bridal Collection.

Stunningly beautiful backless dress with a cathedral train by Italian designer Alessandra Rinaudo from her 2017 bridal collection.

Stunningly beautiful backless dress with a cathedral train by Italian designer Alessandra Rinaudo from her 2017 bridal collection.

Plus Sized Sexy Wedding Dresses for the Modern & Curvy Bride

Most plus size brides’ initial thoughts are to cover up any areas of their body they do not feel comfortable with. It’s important for modern curvy brides to remember that their bodies are beautiful and enticing. Elegant sexiness can be achieved by picking the part of your body you are most proud of and highlighting it in a classy way. If you have great cleavage, try out a high waistline and low neckline dress. If your bum is your pride and joy, consider a mermaid or trumpet skirt. Check out these deliciously sexy wedding dresses we handpicked for plus-sized brides! It’s your day after all, and the more confident you feel, the sexier your light will shine.

Love the Julietta collection by Mori Lee for the plus size bride!

Love the Julietta collection by Mori Lee for the plus size bride!

A classy and sexy lace creation for the plus size bride. By David Tutera for David's Bridal Spring Collection.

A classy and sexy lace creation for the plus size bride. By David Tutera for David’s Bridal Spring Collection.

Gorgeous classy and sexy plus sized bride goes to show you how you can show off your curves and look radiant on your wedding day

Gorgeous classy and sexy plus sized bride goes to show you how you can show off your curves and look radiant on your wedding day.

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  • Delicate lace bodice dress by Julie Vino.

    Delicate lace bodice dress by Julie Vino.
  • Sexy lace ball gown.

    Dramatic and sexy sweetheart lace with embellished crystals ball gown.
  • Dreamy and romantic wedding dress from Riki Dalal

    Dreamy and romantic wedding dress from Riki Dalal's 'Mayfair Collection' for fall and winter 2017.
  • 2017 Milla Nova Bridal Collection

    Elegant and sexy wedding dresses from the 2017 Milla Nova Bridal Collection.
  • Eddy K Couture 2017 sexy wedding dress

    Feel free to cover yourself in bling with this Eddy K Couture 2017 sexy wedding dress.
  • 2017 bridal collection by Julie Vino

    From the Napoli fall 2017 bridal collection by Julie Vino. An elegant and sexy long sleeve deep plunging back sheath wedding dress with low back chapel train. Wow! That's a mouthful!
  • A-line ruched lace up sexy wedding gown.

    Ivory sweetheart plus size satin A-line ruched lace up sexy wedding gown.
  • Sexy V-neck from Morilee by Madeline Gardner

    Modern sheath wedding dress that hugs your curves with a sexy V-neck from Morilee by Madeline Gardner.
  • Perfect for a beach wedding.

    Sexy wedding dresses: backless with criss cross straps, pleated trumpet skirt by Gardeniadh. Perfect for a beach wedding.
  • Sheer illusion lace sleeves were spotted on the Reem Acra runway

    Sheer illusion lace sleeves were spotted on the Reem Acra runway. Photography: MCV photo.
This sexy Boho gown has an illusion crew neck with sexy, lace, deep V-neck that meets at a natural waist with satin tie. The back is also illusion framed in lace.

This sexy Boho gown has an illusion crew neck with sexy, lace, deep V-neck that meets at a natural waist with satin tie. The back is also illusion framed in lace.

The epithome of sexy wedding dresses come from the sposa group australia. Lace backless heart shaped bodice and trumpet figure.

The epithome of sexy wedding dresses come from the sposa group australia. Lace backless heart shaped bodice and trumpet figure.

We hope you enjoyed our round-up of sexy wedding dresses. Most of the photos are designer gowns and you can visit their sites directly to inquire about their prices and availability. And don’t forget to visit our new Shop! We will be adding more products and Vendors soon!! 🙂

Grace your vintage wedding with elegant and sexy wedding dresses in lace chiffon and long sleeves.

Grace your vintage wedding with elegant and sexy wedding dresses in lace chiffon and long sleeves.

Sexy wedding dresses with illusion sleeves and pluging necklines.

Sexy wedding dresses with illusion sleeves and pluging necklines.

Tony Chaaya bridal.

Tony Chaaya bridal.

For the most daring brides an Elie Saab Spring 2017 dress.

For the most daring brides an Elie Saab Spring 2017 dress.

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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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