City hall wedding dress inspiration for unique brides
by Stephanie

 Photo by  Winnie Au  via  Refinery29

Photo by Winnie Au via Refinery29

With the average cost of a wedding climbing steadily to over $30k, it's no surprise many couples are opting for a less-traditional wedding day. That's where city hall weddings come in — they provide the perfect stylish but low-key ceremony to a wedding day, while also giving couples the flexibility to celebrate their reception the way they want to. Restaurant reception? Sure. Picnic in a park after the ceremony? Can do! Really, it's the perfect solution to any couple looking to have more simple, meaningful day while still maintaining a sense of style.

But what to wear? Luckily, a city hall bride can wear anything on her big day. Jumpsuit? Short dress? Long gown? It's really up to the bride! If you can't decide what city hall wedding dress style is best for you, don't despair! Check out our picks for the best looks for a city hall bride...

Short wedding dress

The classic look for a city hall bride, a short wedding dress is simple and sweet. Perfect for a low-key city hall wedding! Plus, it's perfect for running out the doors of city hall with your newly-minted spouse!

 Photo by  Margo and Me

Photo by Margo and Me

 Photo by  Winnie Au  via  Refinery29

Photo by Winnie Au via Refinery29

 Photo by  IQphoto  via  Style Me Pretty

Photo by IQphoto via Style Me Pretty

 Photo by  Winnie Au  via  Refinery29

Photo by Winnie Au via Refinery29

 Photo by  Winnie Au  via  Refinery29

Photo by Winnie Au via Refinery29

 Photo by  Moira Hughes

Photo by Moira Hughes

Love the short wedding dress look? See our favorite short city hall wedding dress styles...

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Untraditional wedding style

Ever wanted to try something more untraditional? City hall brides have the flexibility to try daring bridal looks — separates, a jumpsuit, a clean white trench coat — you name it and it's possible. Take after these lovely brides and try something new... you won't regret it!

 Photo by  Winnie Au  via  Refinery29

Photo by Winnie Au via Refinery29

Looking for more untraditional city hall wedding day style? Shop your own here...

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Traditional wedding dress

Of course, having a city hall wedding doesn't mean you have to give up everything about a traditional day. You can still wear a long, classic wedding dress and look perfectly lovely at your city hall ceremony. These brides pulled it off — and so can you!

 Photo by  Winnie Au  via  Refinery29

Photo by Winnie Au via Refinery29

 Photo by  IQphoto  via  Style Me Pretty

Photo by IQphoto via Style Me Pretty

 Photo by  Matthew Morgan

Love the timeless elegance of a traditional wedding dress for a city hall ceremony? You'll love wearing these styles...

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Well brides? Which of these beautiful city hall wedding dress styles will you be wearing for your big day? Let us know in the comments!