Corset Wedding Dresses for Your Victorian Theme

Corset wedding dresses are perfect for the bride, which can show her elegance with a bit of a sexy touch. Corset styled gowns first appeared in the Victorian era, which is why some call these dresses Victorian wedding dresses.

Victorian Wedding Dress

Corset wedding dresses can make a perfect figure for every bride. Not Everyone has a perfect figure, really. A corset will highlight your assets while minimize the imperfections. For example, small-busted or heavy-busted brides will enjoy the push-up effect that the corsets give, keeping your bust in position. If you have a short upper body, choose a corset that gives creates an illusion of a longer upper body. If you are full-figured, corset bridal dresses will give you a firm fitting, creating an hourglass look.

Corset wedding dresses now come in a range of materials, from silk and satin to even velvet. Not only that, you can choose a corset back wedding dress, a full one-piece corset, or a two-piece dress with corset top. Corsets also match with different types of sleeves. Go for the classic look in strap-less gown, or royalty in long-sleeved gown. Full figured brides will find sleeveless corset gown with a slightly low “V” neckline very flattering. Or you can go for the Cinderella look with romantic puffy sleeves.

Victorian Wedding Dress

Corsets are so versatile, you will find that you can wear them in gowns of almost any length, and you will look stunning. A full skirt with train is most fitting for a grand church ceremony. Tea length gowns give a fresh look and are suitable for either a garden or a beach wedding. And if bride wants to have something different, try to opt for wedding gowns in different colors. After all, it is your special day, so you get to decide what you really want to wear.

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Wacky Wedding Themes

Some couples like regular style, but some couples prefer to try a more unique wedding theme. Take a look at some of these wacky wedding themes that real brides and grooms have used.

Hunting
More than one couple has decided that the theme which best suits their wedding is a hunting theme. From camouflage vests on the groom and groomsmen to deer cake toppers, they go all out with the theme. Although the shared passions of the bride and groom are a good place to seek inspiration for a wedding theme, killing things is not necessarily all that romantic. Be sensitive to the sensibilities of your guests, and make the emphasis on nature, rather than the shooting part of hunting.

Hunting Wedding

Gothic
This is a wedding theme on the upswing. For some couples, a Gothic wedding takes on a Victorian flavor, but for others, it is more dramatic. Black wedding jewelry, black candelabras filled with blood red roses, and bold makeup on the bride. More extreme couples have been known to take the Gothic theme much further, such as hosting the wedding at a cemetery. For those with an interest in a Gothic wedding, there are plenty of new websites cropping up to help you strike the right note with your flowers, attire, decor, and much more.

Gothic Wedding

Pirate
This one promises swashbuckling adventure for all invited! The key with a pirate wedding is to walk the fine line between embracing the theme and looking too much like a costume party. Decorations like vintage maps and old ships’ wheels will fit in with the theme without looking cheesy. Nautical flags are another great decor idea, especially the old-timey pirate symbols. Chocolate coins wrapped with gold foil make the perfect “booty” for wedding favors.

Pirate Wedding

Cinderella
Many a bride has declared that she wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day. This is a fairly easy theme to build around, given all the Cinderella imagery available in movies and books. Really play up the fairy princess theme, with everything from a fanciful horse drawn carriage to a pair of glass slippers. Lavish flowers in pastel shades should be in abundance, and of course the bride will need a wedding gown fit for Cinderella.

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Gothic Wedding Dresses

Anyone can be a princess on their big day. It takes a woman of strength and character to rock a goth wedding dress on the biggest day of her life. While white can still be common, many Gothic style wedding dresses bring other colors to the forefront.

Of course there is always basic black. No self respecting goth would be caught dead without at least some black on their wedding ensemble. Even if it is something as simple as a lace garter belt, black should definitely be part of your outfit. You can choose a dress in black. If long sleeves are not your style, you can opt for a sleeveless black ball gown festooned with scarlet red ribbons on the skirt. A sleeveless gown is the perfect choice if you have gorgeous tattoos that you want to show off.

Royal blue and purple are also popular colors for those that dare to be different. A voluminous purple gown over a charcoal taffeta crinoline would look smashing. If you are going sleeveless you can coordinate with long sensuous black lace fingerless gloves that extend up past the elbow. Coordinating jewelry is essential. Options include a razor blade dog tag on a thick heavy chain or even a metal studded leather dog collar.

Only you know what truly signifies princess of the darkness in your world so put a bit of your own character into your outfit. Gothic wedding dresses are your opportunity to tell the world that you are rocking your own style as you get married.

A Few Alternative Ideas for Wedding

Nowadays you can get married almost anywhere. Many venues now offer complete packages providing the venue for the wedding, meal and reception… And if you want to have a special and unique wedding on your big day. Here are a few ideas alternative ideas available to you.

Castles
There are many old castles still standing which can make excellent wedding venues. Just imagine an ancient medieval castle that you could have a candle-light ceremony with all your family and friends, it will be great! Many castles offer the option of having a medieval themed wedding too. The beautiful grounds of many castles will offer ideal opportunities for your wedding photographs.

Castles wedding

Golf Clubs
Golf clubs have become popular venues for weddings lately. This is because many provide not only areas for the wedding ceremony and reception but many also offer accommodation and facilities such as swimming pools. Being golf clubs most are set in lovely locations with well maintained gardens which would be perfect for photographs.

Golf Clubs wedding

Beach
Many couples are now choosing to have their big day abroad on a sun drenched tropical island. They can have an intimate beach wedding surrounded by beautiful scenery, loved ones and palm trees. It also provides the newlyweds with the option to move straight on with their honeymoon and relax in the sunshine.

Beach wedding

Football Stadium
If the couple are football fans, then why not get married at your favourite teams football stadium. Many professional football clubs offer to have wedding ceremonies in many different areas of the stadium from the directors box to the home teams changing room. Most clubs have a variety of conference rooms available for hire and will often provide drink and food services as well.

Football Stadium wedding

Three Styles for Attending Gothic Wedding

Lace is a classic material that never goes out of style. It symbolizes ultra-femininity, romance, and elegance. And when used into a Gothic outfit, it gains even more personality. Wedding is the perfect place to wear a black lace dress! This style looks great with any hairstyle and hair color. By mixing in different material, such as vinyl, velvet, and/or polyester, you’ll be adding more depth and personality to your overall look. The weather and location of the wedding party will be deciding factors as to how you layer and accessorize, and the type of shoe to wear.

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A long-sleeve, maxi dress in black – or another relatively dark hue – is also a lovely choice for a wedding party. This style is graceful and ultra-feminine. Whether worn with stiletto booties or a Mary Jane heel, the dark maxi dress is that wardrobe staple all goth girls wear well. Try a fancy statement necklace or a simple choker with a long sleeve dress for extra drama!

gothic dress

Try to go goth-punk in a Lolita-esque, ruffled skirt. From a handkerchief hem to the multi-layer lace fish tail, there are various types of mysteriously fun and flirty skirts to consider for a wedding party. Once you decide that the ruffled skirt will be your statement piece of the outfit, everything else usually comes into place! The ruffled skirt can appear simple, glam, or bohemian, which all depends on how you style it!

gothic dress

Some Traditions For Victorian Wedding

Do you want to have a Victorian Wedding? Here are some of our favorite Victorian wedding traditions that will give your wedding a unique touch.

The Dress
There are so many amazing designers creating modern Victorian ensembles. Don’t be afraid to opt for a dress in any other color than white. It was only in the Victorian period that white dresses became staples, due to Queen Victoria. Red, gold, blue and green were all acceptable colors for weddings!

victorian wedding

A Wreath of Flowers & Veil
Flowers were an important part of Victorian life. The kind of flowers you choose can say a lot about your future marriage! Blossoms and roses were some favourites that represented a “happy path through life.”
The veil is almost equally as important as the dress in some parts of the Victorian period, which was often longer than the dress itself and connect to a crown of blossoms or roses, which were also considered good luck.

Victorian wedding flowers

Embroidered Silk Handkerchiefs as Keepsake and Place card
An embroidered silk handkerchief was part of a wedding day outfit for a Victorian lady. This transfers perfectly into a beautiful piece of table decoration. Instead of guests finding their seat by reading place cards, they find it by reading each seats embroidered handkerchief which they then get to keep as a memory of your big day!

victorian wedding decoration

Alternative Wedding Cakes Ideas

Choose alternative wedding cakes will be add the lightspot in the wedding. I have collected four kinds of cakes for you.

Cheese wedding cake. Different types and sizes of cheeses are stacked on top of each other to represent the tiered wedding cake. It is often decorated with fruits in much the same way you would decorate a traditional wedding cake with flowers. The great thing about this wedding cake is you are able to add the final cheese course onto your menu. After the bride and groom have ceremoniously cut it of course!
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Chocolate fountains have become popular wedding cake substitutes. Not only do you get that sweet desert style course you also provide a great source of entertainment for your guests. Although bride and groom can not get the classic photo of cutting the cake, think of all those wonderful photos of the bride and groom’s faces as the chocolate starts to cascade down the fountain.
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Individual cupcakes and individual boxed cake slices are also proving a popular alternative. When placed on a tiered stand these individual cakes make a stunning spectacle. Cupcakes are also very easy for people to take home as a memento of the day if they are just too full to eat it at the time. Some couples can also have a small cake on the top tier just so they are able to have the cutting of the cake ceremony.
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Consider having a one-off sculptured cake commissioned. This option requires the skills of a highly proficient cake baker or chocolate. These cakes are often created in the form of funny caricature representations of the bride and groom, definitely only for the couple with a good sense of humor. This is also a good wedding cake choice for people with an alternative wedding theme such as a Gothic wedding. A mystic world of dragons and castles can be created by a skilled confectioner.
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