Pagan wedding dresses
When you think of a pagan wedding, what do you imagine?
If you’re picturing yourself walking down the aisle in a big white ballgown, think again!
A pagan wedding is all about celebrating your unique connection to the natural world, and that means there are no rules when it comes to choosing your dress.
So why not choose something that will make you feel like a powerful priestess on your big day?
Read on to find out about all the different pagan wedding dress styles.
We have also done all the hard work for you and found the best there is to offer no matter what style of pagan wedding dress you are looking for.
If a pagan dress is not right for you head to our alternative wedding dress blog for lots of unique wedding dress ideas.
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What is a pagan wedding?
In ancient times it was believed that there were many different spirits or gods who could bless a wedding ceremony.
Pagan ceremonies can be religious or non-religious, but they always have a common thread: showing respect for your ancestors and celebrating love with friends and family.
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Types of pagan wedding dress styles
Traditional Celtic / Medieval
Think game of thrones, this style of pagan dress is more traditional, what you would see in ancient Celtic or medieval times.
Think long sleeves, velvets and cotton and simple design.
If you want to really embrace traditional pagan ways then this is the style for you.
This style is more free-flowing, perfect for a pagan ceremony in nature.
You might see a lot of lace, chiffon and earthy tones in this style.
This is perfect for a relaxed outdoor wedding style and wanting to embrace your Wiccan or pagan spiritual side.
This is perfect if you are looking to show your darker side! Think priestess, pagan queen vibes!
Usually black or darker colors, detailed and full of drama.
If you are looking to make a bold statement with a fairytale feel this is the style for you. If you are loving this style then head to our gothic wedding dress blog for more gothic elegance!
This is a new take on the pagan style, for the modern bride.
This might be a simple white dress with some elements of nature or your favorite Celtic knotwork.
This is perfect if you want to keep things more low-key but still show your respect for the old ways.
How to pick the perfect pagan wedding dress
Now that you know the different styles of pagan wedding dresses, it’s time to pick the perfect one for you!
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Consider your ceremony location
If you are having a traditional indoor ceremony then you might want to go for a more classic style like a Celtic or medieval dress.
However, if you are planning an outdoor ceremony then you might want something more free-flowing and bohemian.
2. Think about your personal style
Your wedding dress should reflect your personal style.
If you are more of a romantic then go for something with lace or chiffon. If you are more of a gothic girl then go for something dark and dramatic.
3. Consider the season
If you are getting married in the winter then you might want to go for a heavier fabric like velvet or wool.
If you are getting married in the summer then choose something lighter like cotton or linen.
4. Don’t forget the details!
Remember to add some personal touches to your dress with Celtic knotwork, pentagrams or other pagan symbols.
You can also add some crystals or feathers to really make your dress unique.
Where to buy your pagan wedding dress?
Pagan Bridal Designers
Where you shop for your dress will depend on the style you choose to go for.
If you want a totally unique design then your best choice is to search for an alternative wedding dress designer.
These will work with you to design a truly unique pagan wedding dress.
Etsy pagan wedding dresses
If you are looking for an off the rack wedding dress or something online then not too worry you have lots of choices also.
Etsy is a great place to start with so many unique wedding designers you will surely find a dress you love.
Online pagan wedding dresses
If you are looking for a modern dress with a touch of pagan elements then you will find some great choices online.
Have a look at your favourite designers or online shopping stores.
What is the most popular style of pagan wedding dress?
The most popular style of pagan wedding dress is the bohemian style. This is perfect for an outdoor ceremony and really embraces the free-spirited nature of paganism.
What colors are popular for pagan wedding dresses?
Pagan wedding dresses come in all colors but the most popular are earth tones like green, brown and ivory. Black is also a popular choice for gothic style pagan wedding dresses.
What should I accessorize my pagan wedding dress with?
Your choice of accessories will depend on the style of your dress. If you are wearing a bohemian style dress then some simple jewelry and a floral crown will be perfect. If you are wearing a gothic style dress then some statement jewelry and a cape will complete the look.
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