8 Minimony Dresses That Will Have You Saying "I Do" During This Unusual Wedding Season

by Michelle Sparks
Best Wedding Dresses David's Bridal

Planning a wedding is hard. Planning a wedding during a global pandemic is even harder. That’s why so many brides-to-be have started throwing “minimonies” instead. According to Beth Drake, Senior Buyer for Designer Bridal at David’s Bridal, minimonies are smaller, more intimate ceremonies for just family and close friends. But even weddings with a short guest-list can be stressful: Who do you invite? Will your fiance’s weird cousin insist on bringing their even weirder kids? Where will it be held? And most importantly, what will you wear?!

While we can’t help you with the first three questions (although for the second, we suggest putting your foot down—no weird cousin’s kids allowed right now, the stress is bad enough), we can help you with the last. Minimony dresses are trending right now, and they’re surprisingly just as feminine and gorgeous as their wedding dress counterparts. “We’re seeing brides choose everything from a classic LWD for a timeless look to chic slip dresses to fun and flirty two-pieces with sparkle and tulle”, says Drake.

To help you tie the knot in style, we’ve rounded up 8 stunning minimony dresses below, including some from David’s Bridal, Nordstrom, and yes, even Amazon. Because not even a pandemic should stand in the way of true love— or a great dress.

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