If there’s anything covid-19 has taught us, it’s that wedding celebrations don’t have to be big to be special. After many couples dealt with cancelled and/or postponed wedding plans because of covid-19 restrictions in 2020 and 2021, we saw a large increase in courthouse weddings and smaller, more intimate celebrations.
If you’re a bride who’s been affected by covid-19 restrictions and has had to downsize their wedding or if you’re just planning a smaller wedding so you can splash out on the honeymoon, below is a comprehensive guide to our top choices for wedding dresses that won’t break the budget!
The Katie dress is the perfect style for an outdoor cocktail wedding. The style and fabric on this dress makes moving around comfortable and easy, which is perfect if you’re planning on dancing at your wedding. The subtle low back is also a modern addition to an otherwise timeless style.
The more casual fabric on the Katie dress makes this style perfect to pair with sandals, so you don’t have to worry about your heels sinking into the grass if you’re outdoors.
The Leanne dress is made from a heavy, firm lace that gives the dress hold and shape, so you feel secure through the day.
This beautifully made dress hugs in all the right places and is just the right amount of formal for a smaller wedding.
We love the Leanne dress for a courthouse wedding, especially if you’re taking pictures around the city after.
The Mesina dress is one of our most popular wedding dress picks and it’s not hard to see why. This dress pairs beautifully with a veil for a bridal look that’s a little more traditional.
The high low hem also gives this dress the illusion of a train so you can add a little bridal flair to your look without having to compromise on moving around with ease on your wedding day.
This dress is for all our beach brides out there! This beautiful, fun style wears well barefoot and doesn’t have a long hem that drags, which means you won’t have to deal with getting sand stuck in your dress.
The tassels at the bottom still give your dress movement and the nature of the tie-back straps means the dress is easily adjustable and comfortable to wear through the day. Being a style that’s a little more open and lighter, also means that you won’t feel hot and uncomfortable in this dress through the day.
We love the timeless elegance of the Brienne dress which makes it the perfect dress to wear for a courthouse wedding.
The off-shoulder style hugs comfortably without restricting movement in your arms as the fabric has a good amount of stretch. While stretchy, the Brienne is crafted from a firm fabric that will still give your dress structure and hold.
For a dress that’s a little longer and more formal, the Lola should be your go-to.
This is the perfect dress for brides who have downsized their ceremony or for those who are having a smaller celebration first and saving the big wedding dress for a later celebration.
The v-neckline on the Lola is such a flattering style on so many, while the wide straps provide support and make this style easy to wear with a bra.
The Lola is a timeless and classic style that will never date and will have you feeling every inch the bride on your (small but) big day.
If your wedding is boho themed, then you need the Reyna dress!
This beautifully detailed dress pairs perfectly with a boho floral headpiece and photographs incredibly well because of the unique combination of lace on the dress.
The Reyna is also an incredibly comfortable style to wear, so perfect to move around in if you’re eloping or taking pictures outdoors.
Our Celine set is a beloved style by brides everywhere and a Twosisters The Label icon.
This flattering two-piece set is a modern take on a bridal look that features an off-shoulder crop top paired with a fitted skirt and fishtail hem.
If you’re a petite bride under 160cm, the longer hem will give you a bit of train as you walk around, which also means that this style is easy to pair with a longer veil.
Our favourite thing about this set is that the pieces can be worn and styled separately for a different look after the ceremony. Change into a plain white crop top for dancing at your reception or pop on some white shorts if you’re having your wedding at the beach.