Low-key Wedding Dresses for Micro Weddings or Laid-Back Brides

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low-key bride-to-be holding a bouquet of flowers

Some brides love ornate, over-the-top gowns for their fairytale wedding – and that’s ok! But not every bride-to-be has to fit that textbook style – and you might not want to, especially if you’re having a more intimate gathering. Whether you’re saying “I do” at city hall or hosting a small wedding celebration in your own backyard, you might be considering a casual wedding dress idea for your big day. Luckily, there are plenty of options available, no matter what your style is.

Scale back on the layers of tulle, chiffon, and beaded accents with our top picks for low-key wedding dresses and create a simple but sophisticated look for your special day.

Mini and Midi Dresses

Bride to be gazes to the side in simple white dress with tulle wrapping

Who says you can’t show a little skin on your big day? Short wedding dresses work in a variety of styles. Whether you’re inspired by Kourtney Kardashian’s rocker-chic mini dress moment (try our Arielle Ruffle Shoulder Mini Dress to get the look) or prefer a more classic, low-key wedding dress like our Yvette Lace A-line Midi, we have plenty of options to choose from.

Mini and midi dresses are not just for summer weddings; they really work all year round. A classic little white midi also gives off major retro vibes for vintage-loving brides. Our favorite, the Louisa Tulle Midi from Amsale Bridal, is the perfect blend of vintage meets modern with its classic silhouette but modern take on the ballet trend with its tulle overlay. It's a great casual wedding dress idea for the bride to be that still wants a traditional vibe.

Maxi and Floor Length Gowns

Blond bride to be looks to the side in stunning floor-length gown

One of the best parts about a low-key wedding dress is that it’s often more affordable – but that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style along the way. Maxi and floor-length gowns are a great way to make a statement at your ceremony without going over the top. A classic white bodycon maxi dress, like the Bambi Gown, brings the drama with its floor-sweeping length and mini train but feels more casual with its stretchy mid-weight crepe fabric. We also love that with a low-key wedding dress style, you can probably re-wear long after you say "I do."


Bride to be with red lip in jumpsuit casual wedding dress idea

 Jumpsuits are also a perfect option for low-key brides looking for casual wedding dresses. We love seeing a more structured look for a city hall or downtown wedding. Thinking bold and powerful? Try out Strapless White Tuxedo Jumpsuit. Tailored and classic? Amsale's Elyse Sheer Back Jumpsuit meets the mark.


Whether you and your partner decided on an intimate, micro wedding, to elope, or you’re a laid-back bride that is looking for a minimalist wedding dress, our low-key wedding dress styles could be the perfect option for you! Browse all of our options in The Bridal Suite today and get ready to say “yes” to the perfect dress for your upcoming nuptials!