Some brides want their wedding to be a huge, over-the-top party that no guest will ever forget while others want an intimate ceremony with close family and friends. If there’s one thing that all brides-to-be can agree on, it’s the importance of being comfortable and feeling like yourself on the day of your wedding. Big weddings aren’t for everyone. Every year, more couples are skipping the large scale reception to say “I do” in a civil ceremony. That’s why we’ve decided to share the best wedding dresses for 2017 civil ceremonies.
When it comes to a civil ceremony, there are so many options. You can go all out with a classic gown and veil or opt for something totally modern and unique. For your civil ceremony, we’ve collected 40 designs from the latest bridal collections of designers like Elie Saab, Pronovias, and Jenny Packham. Short dresses, two-pieces, long sleeves, palazzo trousers, embroidered bodices with sheer necklines make for subdued but gorgeous options for your civil wedding. Start browsing and find the perfect dress!