3 Super Cool New Ways to Shop for a Wedding Dress

The last two years have definitely pushed our creative thinking and resourcefulness. People are now looking for ways to use and re-use things like never before. The same logic is being applied to wedding gowns. Bridal designers realizing this trend, have jumped on the bandwagon, and are offering innovative and exciting ideas for you to dress up on your wedding day.

Here’s a round-up of three designer brands showcasing unconventional wedding dresses and a new cool way to envision a wedding dress.

Sheila Frank

In 2018, Shelia Frank launched her first bridal collection after custom-designing dresses for two years. Her collection consisted of the then-revolutionary mix-and-match pieces. Her 2022 collection is designed for today’s bride. Frank’s nine-piece collection offers interchangeable slip dresses, puff-sleeve blouses, overlays, and A-line skirts. All of them are handmade. The use of satin and sheer fabric – dotted Swiss makes it easy to incorporate them into daily wear. The garments are made to order, and so there are plenty of customizable possibilities.

Fifth & Welshire

Kai Petty founded this brand with a vision to create a contemporary ready-to-wear bridal line. It is meant for brides who wish to break away from wearing the traditional gown and shop for something unconventional. There are pieces for weddings, semi-formal ceremonies, and events like rehearsal dinners, second look, and engagement parties. The collection features mix-and-match pieces, architectural pleat-paneled gowns, and jumpsuits, sharp and edgy suit separates. The goal was to craft a collection that is practical for different occasions.


Specially designed for outdoor weddings, Brenna Simmons launched Nordeen as a bridal line that consumers can shop for directly. The designer noticed that adventure elopements at national parks and public lands were becoming increasingly popular. Taking inspiration from the Californian Redwood Forests, the interchangeable fifteen-piece selections puts forward dreamy slip-dresses, edgy bride separates, and inventive layers such as mock-neck shrug and an oversized sweater with a cut-out back to show a long detachable train or gown’s bow details.

How To Throw The Best Wedding After-Party

There are so many aspects to a wedding. Once the ceremony and reception are over, there is one more thing on the list: the after party. If you want to make sure that your night ends with a memorable bang, it might be time to learn how to throw the best wedding after party.

The Benefits Of A Wedding After-Party

Many wedding venues have a cut-off time for their license. However, many newlyweds aren’t ready to see their night come to an end, so they book in at another venue to have a wedding after party until the early hours of the morning. They are fun, an added bonus to the day, and a great way to surprise your guests.

The Guest List To The Party

The best way to decide on your guest list is to leave things open. Why? Some of your guests may be left with a sour taste in their mouth if they don’t get an invite to the wedding after-party. Instead, why not let everyone know there is more to come and leave it open to everyone?

Where To Throw Your Wedding After-Party

There are certain things to consider when picking a location. You need to make sure that the venue has a license for the early hours of the morning and that it’s easy to get to from your reception. If not, you could find that many of your guests skip the party altogether.

Think About Your Budget

The amount of budget you need for your wedding after-party all depends on how big you want to go. If you want a private boat to end the night, then you may need to save more than a garden after-party at your own home.

The wedding doesn’t have to end with the reception. In fact, learning how to throw the best wedding after-party means the fun never has to stop.