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Soft, moody, & romantic: gray wedding dresses are our JAM

We've been seeing gray wedding dresses trickle in for quite a while now so we know it's on the horizon as ultra perfect for upcoming fall and winter weddings. You can layer gray under white tulle, embroider it with beads, add black for a dark and moody touch… it's just one of our favorite colors du jour.

Chime in with your favorite, or even better, if YOU'LL be rocking' a gray dress yourself!

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Reclaiming traditions: you CAN love a taffeta wedding dress

"I'm going through the traumatic process that is wedding dress shopping, and I'm really open-minded about what I'll consider (you have to be when white isn't in the plans). But I didn't expect to fall in love with a taffeta dress online… Taffeta?!"

If taffeta (or any other traditional fabric) sounds too traditional for you, think again. We've come a long way since our rebel "fuck taffeta" days. Let's take a look…

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30+ short wedding dresses that will show off those killer shoes

Sure, we love us some full-length wedding gowns, but sometimes you want to rock a short wedding dress that allows you to dance, show off your amazing heels, stay cool in the summer, and look super retro. Or maybe you're looking for a reception dress to change into for maximum boogie down potential.

No matter your reason, I found over 30 stunning short wedding dresses from tea-length to hi-low to mini…

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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When your stunning pink wedding dress is a $90 Amazon find

We featured this gorgeous bride, Skyler, on our Instagram and people went a little wild. Her en fuego hair, that elegant venue, and her fab pink wedding dress that must have cost a pretty penny from some bridal salon. Wait, what's that again? It's under a hundred bucks on Amazon? It comes in more than 16 colors? Buuuh, okay… *Runs over to Amazon before the sentence is finished.*