9 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Look Like a Basic Bride

So you’re getting married! You know the drill right? Ball gown, beach waves, and a bouquet of peonies. Or maybe not. With so many weddings feeling carbon-copied off Pinterest, it’s no wonder we get so many reader requests about how to look unique on your big day.

And while it’s totally fine if you prefer a more traditional look, here are nine ideas for a more unique take on bridal style.

1. Have your bridal party (or all your wedding guests) wear white.

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Mario Testino

How Kate Moss (and Poppy Delevingne and Kate Middleton) of you.

2. Carry a unique bouquet.

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Ruffled

No need to go for roses when there are a plethora of flora options out there.

3. Have an unexpected getaway.

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Style Me Pretty

We adore classic cars, but how cute would a little motorbike be?

4. Reference your culture.

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Joshua Bright

Your heritage makes you unique, so why not embrace it in a stylish way?

5. Forgo curls for a modern, sleek hairstyle.

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Vogue

If you’re bold enough, a middle part feels ultra-stylish. More hairstyle ideas here, here, and here

6. Ditch the long dress.

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Vogue

From above-the-knee to tea-length, there are so many options in addition to long dresses. Shop untraditional dresses here.

7. Embrace statement jewellery.

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J.Crew

Don’t worry, everyone will still be the most interested in your gorgeous ring. Shop bridal jewlery here

8. Explore different types of headpieces.

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Mario Testino

We love the drama of a veil, but a collection of vintage combs or a pearl headpiece can feel especially unique. Shop wedding accessories here

9. Opt out of the usual embellished dress.

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Nicole Cooper

There’s something so appealing about a simple silk bias-cut gown.

Are you married? What were the unique touches at your wedding? Let us know in the comments below!