After you’ve chosen your venue and nailed down your photographer, it’s time to grab your wedding mood board and start wedding dress shopping. Finding beautiful and affordable wedding dress options online can quickly get overwhelming. Meanwhile, you also have to find outfits for all of your pre-wedding events, too.
Not sure where to begin? Let’s start with the wedding event outfits you’ll need.
Engagement Party Outfits
Whether you’re planning your engagement party by yourself or you’ve got the help of a few friends, your outfit is going to be as important as your decorations. When you’re considering the vibe of your engagement party, keep in mind that you’ll want your outfit to match.
Since many of these events are more upscale and give you the chance to invite a small number of people to celebrate your engagement, opt for an outfit that balances comfort, style, and a little bit of romance, like The Kitty Dress from Afarose.
This stunning gown is the perfect combination of lace and chiffon with a full court train. The delicate lace detail on the back is balanced by the v-neckline to make this perfect for romantic occasions. Because it’s sleeveless and lightweight, this is perfect for outdoor weddings and engagement parties.
Engagement Photo Shoot Outfits
After you’ve properly celebrated your engagement with friends and family, it’s time to book your engagement photographer and capture this moment in time. Since there aren’t many opportunities in life to dress up and take glamorous photos, take advantage of this one!
You can use this time to give your wedding guests a sneek peak at the wedding color palette you’ve chosen by wearing a colorful dress (like this Marta Allure dress) or opt for an intricately beaded white gown that will shine in your photos—it’s up to you.
This v-neck sheath dress has intricate sequins beaded in a symmetrical pattern fit for a queen. The simple spaghetti straps and open back also give this dress an easy-going yet elegant feel that will shine in engagement photos. There’s a bit of weight to it which makes it perfect for engagement shoots because you won’t have to worry about the wind.
Bridal showers are typically less formal than engagement parties so when you’re putting together your bridal shower outfit, opt for dresses with shorter hemlines. Shorter hemlines will also give you a chance to show off your shoes while looking incredibly chic.
This stunning tulle skirt will make dressing for your bridal shower easy while keeping you looking and feeling cool.
Rehearsal Dinner Outfits
The rehearsal dinner is one of the last chances you’ll have to go all out with a white bridal gown. Typically brides will wear a white dress to rehearsal dinner but—just like every aspect of the wedding—there aren’t any rules that say you have to. Your rehearsal dinner dress can be a nod to the gown you’ll wear during the ceremony or reception. It can also be a completely different look or one that doesn’t quite fit with your wedding theme but that you still want to rock. Whatever the case, your rehearsal dinner gown should be comfortable like this Lucine dress.
This simple sheath column dress features white beading to add texture and elevate it to create an elegantly breathtaking look. And don’t get us started on the keyhole cutouts in the low back. The high slit in the skirt also keeps this gown classy yet modern enough for any rehearsal dinner location.
Wedding Ceremony Dress
Now you’ve made it to your wedding day—congratulations! It’s time to don your wedding ceremony dress and walk down the aisle to exchange vows with your partner. There are many different wedding dress styles to choose from so it’s important to pay attention to what your dress looks like in your head when you picture that moment. Whether it’s a full ball gown or a sleek sheath dress, your wedding ceremony dress is an image that will live in your mind long after the party has ended so make sure you’re in a dress that makes you feel as beautiful as that moment.
Wedding Reception Dress
One of our favorite wedding trends at Junebug is couples making the most of their wedding fashion with outfit changes. After the wedding ceremony is over and it’s time to dance the night away, it makes sense to change into a dress that’s easier to maneuver. This is another chance to opt for a shorter hemline or more daring fashion choices than a typical romantic ball gown offers. Reception dresses can be short and sassy, actually a jumpsuit, or even a two piece gown.
This modern two-piece wedding dress features a fitted sweetheart bodice with a corset back and a puffy ball gown skirt. This dress is a more rock n’ roll take on a classic bridal look which is perfect for wedding receptions.
The wedding day came and went, so it’s time to pack your honeymoon bags. This is truly your last chance to rock an all white bridal inspired gown. If your honeymoon is taking you to somewhere chilly, pack a warm long sleeved bridal gown that you can rock with a coat to and from dinner. If you’re headed somewhere warm and tropical, look no further than a dreamy boho dress you can easily pair with your favorite beach sandals.
This dress is beautifully flowy, light, and easy to pack which makes it perfect for tropical honeymoon adventures. On top of that, its lace embellishments on the bodice and sleeves make it clean and simple but sophisticated. Throw this dress in your suitcase to extend your wedding celebration.
Afarose’s Affordable Wedding Dresses
From prewedding events to your walk down the aisle, Afarose has every affordable wedding dress you need. Afarose wants every person to feel amazing on their wedding day so their incredible team offers virtual appointments to have a one-on-one consultation with a wedding gown expert to help you find the perfect dress for you, too. Once you’ve found your dream dress you can use their free alteration service. It’s a 14-point measurement system that will instantly save money on alteration costs while creating a flawless fit for sizes 2 through 28.
If you’d rather try on dresses at home, they can help with that too. They’ll mail you a sample gown for you to have an exclusive try-on experience at home. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your bridal party and have a mini-celebration while you’re trying on the affordable wedding dress of your dreams.
Check out even more affordable wedding dress options (and bridesmaid dresses, too!) during your free consultation appointment with their virtual stylists today. In the meantime, you can also follow them on Instagram to get wedding dress inspiration.