COVID has practically halted all social events. Even still, you can’t stop love. For the time being, smaller, mini wedding ceremonies, commonly known as ‘minimonies”, have become the new normal. Just you and your witnesses, celebrating your love. These COVID-alternative wedding celebrations may be a placeholder for a bigger ceremony once it’s safe to gather again or take the place of your big, dream wedding altogether. Most are accompanied by ten people or less, adhering to social distancing guidelines. This simple, intimate affair is still the most important day of your life, no matter how small the celebration. Don’t want to wait to tie the knot? Let this curated selection of minimony wedding dresses inspire you as you plan your paired down nuptials.
Benefits of a Minimony
Looking on the bright side, scaled-back ceremonies actually offer couples plenty of perks. For starters, many of the typical high-cost expenses that come with having a wedding are out the window. Expensive venue, food enough to feed a small army, hours of entertainment are all spared, saving couples thousands or tens of thousands.
Same goes for the stress-factor. Mico-weddings require a lot less planning. So long as you have your officiant and marriage license secured, the bulk of the to-dos are done.
Safety is also a huge consideration. For so long as the world continues to battle COVID, a zoom wedding with fewer in-person guests is the socially responsible way to go.
But even if you’re saving money on the rest, there’s one all-important piece that can’t be skipped: the wedding dress.
Minimony Wedding Dresses
Your minimony bridal look can be as fancy as you fancy. Some brides, having compromised on everything else, simply aren’t willing to give up their dream of wearing a fairytale bridal gown. And now that she has the budget to do it, she’s going all out.
Yet other brides fully embrace their micro-wedding and want a simple wedding dress to set the tone for their minimony.
Health-conscious brides are also ordering their wedding dresses online to further avoid crowds or consulting with wedding boutiques and bridal shops via video conference.
If short, simple wedding dresses are the only thing standing between you and “I do”, check out these handpicked favorites:
Tea length wedding dresses are having a moment. This shimmery high-low gown is proof. Between its metallic fabric, signature hemline and casual pockets, it’s all your simple ceremony is missing.
This short white lace minimony dress is a no-fuss frock that’s extra sweet. Its simple A-Line tea length skirt and fitted bust will leave you unrestricted for dancing and celebrating your love. The detailed lace back adds extra sophistication, making it an ideal dream dress for any pared down celebration.
Simple full length wedding dresses like this chic Morilee bridal gown are the perfect way to add a little distinction to your minimony outfit. The structured fit and flare wedding gown comes with a cinched waist to define the your curves and flowing hem for a touch of glamor.
If light and airy is your goal, this ethereal, modest tea length wedding gown is as feather-light as they come. It’s everything you want in a wedding dress: plunge neckline and crisscross back straps, a crisp fabric that doesn’t over power and a flowing skirt to cap off your special day. Perfect for indoor or outdoor minimony.
Who says your minimony dress has to be a dress? This bridal pantsuit is ready to party with off the shoulder sleeves that taper down exposing your open back. It’s one you can dress up or down depending on how you’re feeling and will be one you’ll definitely want to wear again every chance you get!
Whether your simple wedding dress is short, long, feather dusted or jewel encrusted, it’s important to make it your own. The dress doesn’t make the day, but it’s definitely a huge part of making your minmony feel special, no matter how many guests are there.