A while ago I got some great feedback in the form of a book review over on Amazon:
I think it's a little funny that the chapter on bridal wear in Offbeat Bride does not even mention the possibility of the bride wearing – gasp – pants instead of a dress. Utilikilts get a mention — "Match your skirts!" — but even then does it not enter the picture that some brides are not into dresses.
Why, what an excellent point, and what a total oversight. While of course I couldn't cover every single breed of offbeat in the book (snowboard brides got short shrift, and transgendered Buddhists were completely ignored), writing about brides in pants is actually something I really wish I'd included.
In my poking around online I found a fair amount of inspiration for brides who wish to go the pants route, and even some awesome indie vendors…
If you're going formal, I like this combo (Cosmobella Style 7125) with the little translucent overlay that gives a hint of a train while still very much maintaining the fact that these are a pair of PANTS, mofo. Not some princess dress. Also, the corset top gives the outfit a nice hourglass shape.
If you want something a little more couture and less bridal-y, there's this stunning little high fashion confection. This is a bazillion dollar pantsuit by Lebanese designer Elie Saab, but you should just get ideas and (yes, I'll say it again) have your local indie seamstress make something for you.