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Bridal Outfit Guide for an Intimate Wedding | Austin, TX Wedding Planners

Where to host your wedding is something that is always evolving; from elopements, intimate ceremonies, and last minute backyard nuptials are happening NOW more than ever before. Pivoting from your original plans leaves a lot of lingering questions, and the number one question we are getting is - now what do I wear? The good news is that there are no rules - wear the same wedding dress for your small ceremony and wear it again in a year for your big reception! If that isn't your style and you're looking to save the glamor and surprise, we have compiled a curated list of ready to wear pieces that can arrive in a tighter time frame.

This structured dress with sequin embellishments is a standout look for any size ceremony. We recommend pairing with colored pumps and a birdcage veil for a vintage twist on this look.

SHORT AND SOPHISTICATED Don't you love a traditional lace bodice with a modern twist? Make way on the dance floor because you’ll be dancing ALL night in this short flirty dress. We recommend opting for a low wavy ponytail and delicate hoop earrings to blend the classic and fun elements of this dress.

CLASSIC SILHOUETTE ​If you’re going for a timeless look, this dress is it! It can be styled so many ways and fits everything from a church ceremony to a backyard bash. We recommend pairing with dainty jewelry and literally ANY hairstyle - seriously this dress is versatile and looks great with an updo or a big Hollywood waves.

Imagine this.. you could take Meghan Markle’s reception look and make it entirely your own.! The high neck halter and cut out back are incredible details that make this dress anything BUT simple. Be sure to choose a hairstyle that lets the back of the dress really shine and we also recommend to keep it simple + top it off with stud earrings.

This slip dress is a showstopper! What makes it SUCH a sophisticated look? It's the unique neckline, back draping, and side slit! Try styling this with relaxed waves and natural dewy makeup to finish off this sleek look.

This beautiful asymmetric jumpsuit screams classic, yet comfortable. You are able to dress a jumpsuit up or down, as much as you want! This outfit also doubles as a rehearsal dinner look! Make it your own with a belt and a slicked back bun and/or take advantage of the hem of the pants to show off a beautiful strappy heel.

This stunning dress can be used in so many different settings. One thing we can promise is that you will get MORE than one use out of it + you have the opportunity to make it look unique every time! Style it with sandals and a loose messy braid for a beachy elopement – or mix it up with a chunky heel and gold bangle bracelets for a more eclectic look.

SLEEK STRAPLESS ​This fitted strapless gown exudes Hollywood glamour. The best part about it is the prominent neckline. Not only would this make a good ceremony dress, but it is perfect for date nights, your rehearsal dinner, and even a fancy night out during your bachelorette party! You can skip a statement necklace and focus on a pair of drop earrings instead and top off the whole look with a bold sexy lip color.

It’s all about the details on this bohemian inspired dress; the high neck, cut out back, and delicate floral trim are just a few things that make it look so romantic and dreamy. Enhance the vibe of this dress by styling it with colorful dangling earrings or a wide brimmed hat – the length is also perfect for showing off a cool pair of white leather ankle boots.

Can you say effortless elegance! This gown is super flattering, romantic, and gives off ultimate bridal vibes. You will feel sexy, but comfortable. This maxi can double as your bridal shower ensemble or even a perfect fit to wear to a waterside bachelorette dinner! Lean into the ethereal style with romantic waves and a floral headband.TIERED MAXI


​Now that you’ve picked your perfect dress, don’t forget to customize the look with beautiful accessories. Here’s a few items that are SURE to make you really stand out on the big day!


We wanted to remind you that you can still dress up your plan B, look and feel just as sexy and shower yourself with the attention that you deserve. Show us your look for your intimate ceremony or elopement and let us know where you got it! Tag us on insta, @ashleynicoleaffair!