Dresses for Pandemic Ceremonies

Feb 10, 2021

The past year has thrown a wrench into a lot of plans—especially weddings. As unexpected and upsetting as it may be, a lot brides have been solving their newfound problem by having two weddings! We've seen plenty of couples opting to have a small, intimate ceremony now, so they can begin their life together as a married couple, and plan larger celebrations and vow renewals for a later date, when it's safe to gather with loved ones. There's so many perks to this choice—you get the have the best of both worlds with an intimate ceremony and a large party, you can celebrate your marriage twice as much, you'll have a cherished memory of making the most of an unexpected situation—but our favorite? Two dresses! Want something shorter for your small ceremony but a ball gown for your renewal later? Why not! Torn between something dreamy and romantic or something dramatic and show-stopping? Get one of each! Having two ceremonies means you can explore all of your wedding dreams. Here, we've shared a few of our favorite dresses for smaller and larger ceremonies:


For Small Ceremonies

Jolie by Rebecca Ingram

If you're having an intimate, outdoor wedding, and want something dreamy and boho, this stunning wedding dress is perfect. The gorgeous lace on the bodice and trim of the skirt, along with the tie details on the spaghetti straps give this dress the perfect bohemian vibe great for outdoor ceremonies. We love the plunging neckline and low back, giving this dress the perfect touch of drama without going overboard. If you want something a bit more dreamy for your intimate ceremony, this dress fits the bill.


Alma by Rebecca Ingram

If you're the type who sees an opportunity for two wedding dresses as an opportunity to make double the statement, we love this mermaid style lace wedding dress from Rebbeca Ingram. If the plunging neckline and gorgeous silhouette weren't enough to have you in awe of this dress, the back has a sheer lace panel that compliments the train beautifully, making this dress perfect for a smaller ceremony where your guests can really appreciate the details of your dress. 


For Big Celebrations

Fatima by Maggie Sottero

If you had something fitted for your small ceremony, why not go full-on princess for your celebration later? You deserve it! The gorgeous layered skirt on this Maggie Sottero ball gown is the exact type of skirt perfect for a celebration you've been looking forward to for months. Fun, floaty, and beautifully structured, this dress moves and bounces as you walk, and keeps all eyes on you throughout the night. 


Nadia by Maggie Sottero

If you chose something flowy for your intimate ceremony, but want something simple yet striking for your vow renewal, we love this fit and flare Maggie Sottero design. The gorgeous satin-y fabric gives a slight glow perfect for evening parties. The back features a beautiful, sheer lace panel and a gorgeous, flowing train, giving guests a stunning surprise as you walk down the aisle. This dress is understated yet striking, making it perfect for brides who like to keep it simple while still looking absolutely jaw-dropping for their wedding day. 


Want to come find the perfect pair of dresses for your wedding plans? Book an appointment with Michelle's Bridal and Tux, and let us help you find you dream dresses!