Today’s blushing brides are re-writing the rules of wedding day bliss to include more of their personalities and less of the padded expenses. And while the expectations for a breath-taking trek down the aisle remains high, the choice to steer clear of unwarranted debt makes for a holier matrimony. 

From curve-fitting lace numbers to full blown floor-length gowns, we’ve found the most appropriate dresses for the courtyard, courthouse, church or destination wedding of your dreams. 

Here’s to your happily ever after!

—Nicole Miles