Brunch Wedding Dress Ideas

Brunch has become some what of a thing, and not just in everyday social circles. Brunch weddings are a popular alternative to the traditional ceremony and reception for several reasons. First, they're more casual and laid-back and perfect for the couple who would rather celebrate in the a.m. than down cocktails and dance late into the evening. 

Second, a brunch wedding can be quite cost effective; if a couple plays their budget cards rights, they can save on food (traditional brunch fare vs. a multi-course dinner), decor, drinks (mimosa bar vs. open bar), and attire (keep it casual and fun). 

Today we're talking about the fashion side of brunch weddings, specifically for the bride. A brunch wedding dress should be laid-back, but elegant, fun, but festive. Think of what you would wear to a garden party or bridal shower. 

Below, we have some of our favorite dresses that we think would be perfect for a brunch wedding.

Destination Brunch 

Simple Lace Wedding Dress with Straps and Open Back

 

This simple lace wedding dress features thin straps and an open back and is easily packed away, making it the perfect getaway gown. But even if your brunch wedding is held in your hometown, this dress will fit right in. You'll look seriously elegant in the most comfortable and cool way.

Bombshell Brunch 

Simple Sleek Lace Wedding Dress with Open Back

 

Who says sequins aren't for the a.m.? This sleek and slim dress perfectly combines simplicity with glamour, making it a brunch-worthy pick. The embroidered lace and clear sequins give it an elegant touch, but not so much that it overwhelms a casual ceremony. 

Short and Chic Brunch 

Short Lace Reception Wedding Dress

 

A wedding dress doesn't have to be floor-length to be glam, as this short lace wedding dress shows. The lace bodice and gathered tulle skirt are as cute as the cupcakes you'll serve at brunch, but are equally as elegant as the gold-rimmed champagne glasses you'll clink after the speeches. Pair this dress with colorful pumps for a fun and festive look or go for gold/silver strappy heels to keep the look more luxe.

Vintage Brunch 

Vintage Short Champagne Lace Wedding Dress

 

If it's vintage you're vying for, this vintage-inspired short lace wedding dress should be hanging in your bridal suite. The three quarter sleeves and floral lace details make it a perfect pick for an outdoor brunch, especially if it's during a transitional season like spring or fall. The champagne color is a beautiful alternative to traditional white and will look stunning amidst the vintage decor you'll have carefully placed.

Pretty in Pink Brunch 

Pink Strapless Lace Chiffon Dress

 

One of the most popular alternative wedding dress colors for brides is pink, and this strapless lace and chiffon dress gives you an idea why. The cherry blossom shade is a sure winner for a spring brunch wedding and would be divine when paired with a signature cocktail of the same color. Imagine those photos!

Now over to you! What do you think about brunch weddings? What kind of dress do you dream of wearing to this kind of event?

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Size Chart (inches)

 

Size 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 16W 18W 20W 22W 24W 26W 28W 30W
Bust 32 33 34 35 36 37 38.5 40 41.5 43.5 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57
Waist 25 26 27 28 29 30 31.5 33 34.5 36.5 37 39 41 43.5 46 48.5 51 53.5
Hip 35.5 36.5 37.5 38.5 39.5 40.5 42 43.5 45 47 48 50 52 54.5 57 59.5 62 64.5
Hollow to Hem 59 59 59 60 60 60 60 61 61 61 61 61 62 62 62 62 62 62