30 Chic Courthouse Wedding Outfits

From vintage-inspired to feminine and modern

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Coveting Bianca Jagger or Emily Ratajkowski's courthouse bridal looks? You're not alone! Courthouse wedding ceremonies are gaining popularity among unfussy brides who want to make a seriously chic fashion statement.

Brides who love a vintage-inspired city hall wedding look should opt for the quintessential tea-length dress or mod silhouette. Modern courthouse brides will be drawn to jumpsuits, sleek separates and tailored suits. If you’re the fashion-forward type, go for a bold shoulder, asymmetrical hem or exaggerated ruffle. For the traditional and classic courthouse bride, a simple satin or lace dress is timeless and elegant.

Whether your bridal style is clean and classic or edgy and alternative, here is our roundup of the best courthouse wedding outfits.

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Whispers & Echoes Mock Neck Mini Dress

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 Courtesy of Tori Masters/BHLDN

A flirty mini dress coupled with a bridal bootie is a surefire way to nail your courthouse wedding look. 3D floral appliqués and scattered beading make this mock-neck dress feel really special.

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Reformation Midi Length Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of Reformation

A slinky slip dress is probably as courthouse chic as it gets. Keep accessories pared back for a more daytime look or up the glamour with a bold lip and statement earrings for a more formal affair.

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Fame and Partners Fitted Bodice Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Fame and Partners

Soft and feminine, this dress is perfect for the bride who loves romantic details like a bustier bodice, sheer paneling, and swiss dots. This dress is also customizable with options to change the length, remove the ruffles and alter the neckline.

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Zimmermann Ruffled Open Back Dress

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Courtesy of Shopbop 

Summer brides, you need this ruffled open back dress. Not only will you stun at the courthouse, but we guarantee it will be your go-to dress for your upcoming honeymoon.

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Rime Arodaky Embroidered Tulle and Crepe Mini Dress

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 Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

For brides who dare to bare, go for this gorgeous mini dress. We love the contrast of the clean crepe skirt and sheer embroidered bodice. Keep accessories simple so as to not detract from all of the pretty details.

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Theia Shoulder Bows Jumpsuit

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 Courtesy of BHLDN

A bridal jumpsuit is a great alternative to a courthouse wedding dress. Style this look with a statement-making clutch or keep it monochromatic for a minimalist vibe.

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Camilla and Marc Long Sleeve Dress

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 Courtesy of Camilla and Mark

Brides seeking a more conservative look but with a little edge will love this long sleeve, high-neck dress complete with a thigh-high split. A champagne tone pairs beautifully with gold or pearl accessories.

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Eloquii Puff Sleeve Blazer Dress

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Courtesy of Eloquii

You can never go wrong with a structured and belted blazer dress. Not only is it flattering and comfortable, but it's a classic style that will remain timeless in photos.

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Self-Portrait Floral Lace Dress

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 Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Spring and summer brides, this light and airy number is the one for you! This floral lace t-shirt dress is casual but elevated so it can be worn with strappy sandals or sky-high pumps.

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Bardot Lana Puff Sleeves Lace Mini Dress

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Keep it short and sweet in this mini puff sleeves dress. If you're looking for a little added drama, why not sport a long veil?

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Katie May Empire Plunging Long Sleeve Trumpet

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Courtesy of Nordstrom 

Just because you're getting married in a courthouse, doesn't mean you can't wear a floor-length gown- it's your wedding day after all! A plunging-v neckline meets a ruched twist at the bodice to create one sexy and flattering gown.

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ASOS Design One Shoulder Ruffe Dress

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Courtesy of ASOS 

Featuring an architectural one shoulder ruffle, this dress is a modern bride's dream. Pull your hair back into a sleek pony to really own the look.

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Reformation Floral Off-the-Shoulder Dress

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Courtesy of Reformation

If you're looking for a non-traditional outfit, consider experimenting with colors and patterns. This pretty and feminine ruffled off-the-shoulder dress comes in 9 colorways (including white!).

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Fame and Partners X David's Bridal Bubble Sleeve Dress

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Courtesy of David's Bridal 

This flowy cream dress complete with soft puff sleeves is effortless, elevated and romantic. It's perfect for the bride who wants a dress with some movement.

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Keepsake Peplum Blush Dress

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 Courtesy of Keepsake

Pretty in pink! Soft blush is a great alternative to white and it's subtle enough to not be too overpowering. Sweet frills and floral details make this dress perfect for the romantic at heart.

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Misha Collection Plunging-V Halter Dress

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 Courtesy of Shopbop

This relaxed-fit halter dress boasts a flattering deep-v neckline and a tie that cinches you at the waist. A high-slit and a mid-length hemline is great for showing off some leg and that new pair of shoes!

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Mango Linen Blend Midi Dress

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 Courtesy of Mango

Linen is a dreamy fabric for summer brides and you'll be sure to stay cool and chic at your City Hall wedding in this flared sleeve beauty.

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H&M Dress with Belt

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If you're a more casual bride, go for a laidback vibe with this simple but chic belted dress. You can choose to dress it up or down and we bet it will quickly become one of your favorite wardrobe staples.

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ASOS Edition Blazer Dress

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 Courtesy of ASOS

This crisp and sleek blazer dress is a no-brainer for your courthouse wedding. Carry a simple posy of flowers or even just a single stem to complete this ultra-modern and minimalist look.

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BHLDN Velvet Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of BHLDN

Calling all winter brides-velvet is your best friend! Stun in this plush velvet slip dress available in three beautiful colors and in sizes 0 to 26.

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Misha Collection Puff Sleeves Dress

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 Courtesy of Shopbop

Show off those legs in a mini dress that hugs your curves and accentuates your waist- what more could you ask for?!

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Johanna Ortiz Peplum Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

A tea-length dress is a classic courthouse outfit. What sets this dress apart is its flattering peplum bodice. Pair this look with strappy sandals or lady-like mules.

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Boohoo Chiffon Wrap Dress

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Courtesy of Boohoo

You'll love the ease of this light and breezy floor-length dress. Details like cold shoulder sleeves and gauzy chiffon make this style ideal for warm-weather brides.

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Adelyn Ray Lace Inset Jumpsuit

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Sweet lace details meet tailored pants for a jumpsuit that is both structured and feminine. Cinches you at the waist and comes with pockets- this jumpsuit has it all!

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BCBGMAXAZRIA One-Shoulder Dress

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 Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

If you're feeling bold, experiment with exaggerated ruffles and asymmetrical hemlines for a unique and eye-catching city hall look.

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DB Studio One-Shoulder Crepe Bow Jumpsuit

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Courtesy of DB Studio

A non-traditional bride will love this wide-legged jumpsuit with a drapey charmeuse one shoulder neck-line from DB Studio. A removable sash allows you to tailor a fit most comfortable to you.

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Zimmermann Bow Dress

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Courtesy of Zimmermann

It doesn't get more figure-flattering than a stretch crepe dress with a high-slit. A body-hugging silhouette sucks you in while a slit elongates you- giving you legs for days.

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Lovers + Friends Belted Suit

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 Courtesy of Lovers + Friends

Consider a silky two-piece that is both sexy and versatile. This belted look will take you straight from day to night-no outfit change needed!

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Alexis Allover Sequin Mini Dress

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 Courtesy of Alexis

Who says you can't wear sparkle at City Hall? Not us! It's time to celebrate in this allover sequin mini.

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Zara Tune Dress with Black Straps

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 Courtesy of Zara

Accentuate your curves in this body-skimming dress accented with long black straps that can either be tied at the shoulders or at the back.

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