In general, brides usually opt for the traditional long, white wedding gown, and there's no doubt those gowns are gorgeous. But what about the "little sister" of wedding dresses? The tea length, the little white dress, the vintage vixens? Whatever you want to call them, we think they're worth considering. Here are some of the perks of wearing a short wedding dress.
The Key to Comfort
If you want the look of a wedding gown without the bulk, then a short wedding dress is your best friend.
Wearing a long, traditional gown has a few restrictions because of its length and size, but if you wear a short dress you'll be able to mingle and dance with ease. You'll also need less assistance, if any, including those trips to the bathroom.
You won't have to worry about tripping over your dress as you walk down the aisle and there will be less chances of snags, especially if you're getting married in nature.
Your Wallet Will Love You
Because shorter dresses have less fabric, they are typically lower in cost. That means your wedding budget gets a bit of wiggle room for other things, like your honeymoon, a professional photographer, or the band you'd love to have play at your reception.
Easier to Accessorize
One of the best perks of wearing a short wedding dress is that you'll be able to accessorize in ways you most likely wouldn't with a traditional gown. For starters, a short dress won't hide your shoes, which means you can go all out on finding your dream pair.
Shorter dresses also look great when paired with a jacket, and you can pick out a fun veil, flower crown, or statement jewelry.
You Do You
Some brides don't like the idea of wearing a long gown, but feel pressured by family and traditional societal norms. We think the short wedding dress is a great compromise, as it can still have that bridal look, but also offers something for the alternative bride.
You shouldn't have any regrets when it comes to your special day. If that means wearing a gray or blush or blue tea length dress, then that's what you should do.
A long, traditional wedding dress will most likely sit in the back of your closet as a keepsake. When will you get another chance to wear it? On the other hand, you'll have more opportunities to re-wear your little white dress. You can accessorize to both make it more formal or casual - whichever works best for the event. At the very least, you can have it altered into something new. Either way, you win!