Dreaming of a Wai-Ching dress? It's SO in reach (with a new website, extended hours, and tons of ways to customize!)

I can't think of a dress vendor who has been our ride-or-die partner as long as Wai-Ching has. These dresses have been a STAPLE of Offbeat Bride readers since we got our start in 2007. I can't imagine having more faith in a dress maker and business than Chrissy Wai-Ching's Seattle-based dress business.

We've long been drooling over her hand-created sustainable wedding wear and distinctive custom dresses in silk, hemp, and other natural fibers. Here's why we continue to cheer on this amazing artisan and ogle every Wai-Ching dress that crosses our path…

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These prom dresses can be the affordable alternative wedding dresses of your dreams

Prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, ballgowns, formal dresses… all of these terms can totally mean WEDDING DRESSES. Plus, they're almost all sub-$500 which means they're alternative wedding dresses on a budget. I went a-scouring the prom and bridesmaids sections to see what steals and deals I could find in pinks, metallics, whites, creams, florals, and so many more. Y'all know you can wear white, but don't discount the rest of the rainbow. Those blush sequins need someone to wear 'em, right? I guess I'll just have to take one for the team and wear them all. It'll be hard, but I'll try to manage.

Go beat me to them and find that prom dress turned wedding dress right now…

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21 print dresses so stunning that you may never go solid again

Our print dress archive is full of some of the most breathtaking gowns we've seen. We love us some white and colored dresses, but floral dresses, striped dresses, polka-dots, and tartan are often the unexpected choice that makes all of your guests squirm with happy squees. Trust us, nobody will be wondering who the bride is just because you're straying from white. OR some of these could make for epic bridesmaids gear. Either way, we want SOMEONE to be rocking one of these print dresses right nao. Will it be you? Let me know if you'll be going with a print wedding dress for your wedding!