This year has definitely set the trend for small and intimate weddings. Though it started through lack of choice, lots of couples are now considering smaller celebrations, city elopements and at-home micro ceremonies. If this is you, and your wedding has been delayed, or you are opting to go for a more intimate occasion, then you may be considering a different choice, and searching for wedding dresses for small weddings.
Fear not, we are here to help, and after helping many brides design their dream wedding dress, I give you my top 5 styles of wedding dresses for small weddings.


Wedding dress separates are perfect for a more laid-back vibe on the big day. They’re extremely versatile and a great way to mix and match your style, especially if you are wanting a couple of different looks for your wedding day. Whether you go for lace details, a simple silk cami, short or long skirt – you’re sure to find something that will match your personality and your small intimate celebration.

Photo Credit: Katrina Matthews Photography

Evening Dress Look

If wearing a white dress isn’t your thing you may want to go for more of an evening dress vibe and add some amazing accessories. Whether you choose a simple design, coloured gown or embellished evening dress it’s the perfect option for a micro wedding, and you may even be able to wear it again!

Evening Dress by Lisa Lyons
Photo Credit: Kristen Kate Photography

Jumpsuit and Trouser Suits

Okay so it’s not a wedding dress, but the trouser option is a huge trend for 2021 and beyond. Brides are being much more daring with their bridal looks and a trousers suit or jumpsuit is a super cool statement to make, especially if you’re not a bride who likes to wear dresses!

Silk Jumpsuit by Lisa Lyons
Photo Credit: Katrina Matthews Photography

Short Wedding Dress

Wedding dresses for small weddings don’t have to be long either! Short wedding dresses are becoming more and more popular. They are no longer the ‘second wedding’ option but can be super modern and can bring a fun vibe to your bridal look.

Photo Credit: Becky Harley Photography


Always a popular and ethical choice, a vintage dress can be up-cycled, restyled and customised to your style. Perfect if you are planning a small intimate ceremony with a vintage theme.

Photo Credit: Clare Davis Photography

Wedding dresses for small weddings don’t have to be boring, and it goes without saying that no matter how big or small your wedding is, you should absolutely wear what you love and what you feel amazing in! Whether that be a trouser suit, a short wedding dress or a full on ballgown. It’s your wedding day and you should definitely do things your way!

Here at Lisa Lyons, we believe every bride should have the dress of their dreams, regardless of shape, size of wedding or style! Having a bespoke dress made means we can factor every single part of you and your wedding day into the equation. If you would like any more advice or would like to book a design consultation to talk about a bespoke dress, get in touch or visit my Instagram for more ideas!