If there's one important thing we've learned about wedding planning, it's this: you don't have to follow all the rules. White gowns may be the standard, but as the bride, you're entitled to wear any color gown you want. Opting for something like a pink wedding dress is a fun way to add some color to your look, show off your own personal style, and make your big night a little bit more unique.
Choosing a pink dress is the perfect way to take a traditional staple, like a wedding gown, and make it feel more fresh and modern. It's also surprisingly versatile! If you want a more classic look, stick with a light pink or a blush shade. If your goal is to be bold and stand out, then search for gowns with deep or bright pink hues. And although there are plenty of pink pieces out there, you don't have to get one that was made with a bride in mind. There are tons of stunning pink formal gowns that can work for any bridal look.
Below, we've put together a list of beautiful pink wedding dresses you can buy now and love for years to follow.
Zhivago Beloved Gown
Size: 4-10 | Materials: Satin | Length: Floor-length
Sophisticated and sleek, this satin gown is the perfect shade of bubblegum pink. We love the V-neck in both the front and the back, and the sweet details like quilting at the waist and bow straps at the shoulders.
Best for the Minimalist Bride
Watters Viv Gown
Size: 0-14 | Materials: Polyester, tulle | Length: Floor-length
This gown is uncomplicated, but layers of delicate tulle leave it feeling special enough for your wedding night. The cut-outs in the back and the thin straps are just enough detail for the bride who wants to keep things simple.
Best with Ivory
Galina Signature Floral Beaded Wedding Dress with Metallic Tulle
Size: 0-14 | Materials: Polyester, tulle | Length: Floor-length
Can't decide between ivory and pink? Choose them both with this glamorous gown that has it all: shimmering metallic tulle, beaded floral appliques, sparkling crystals, and a slit.
Best Budget Friendly
Lulus Best Part Of Me Blush Satin Bustier Maxi Dress
Size: XXS-XL | Materials: Polyester, spandex | Length: Floor-length
This sleek satin dress features a bustier top and skinny straps that give it just the right amount of sex appeal. The blush color looks like rose gold without being too metallic, and at just about $100, it's very budget-friendly.
Best Bright Pink
Mac Duggal Indy Chiffon Dress
Size: 0-12 | Materials: Polyester, chiffon | Length: Floor-length
Soft pinks and blush hues might be the more popular option for wedding gowns, but there's no rule that you have to avoid a bright shade. This hot pink gown is so fun and is perfect for a warm-weather wedding.
For Spring Nuptials
Watters Wtoo Rosabel
Size: 00-32W | Materials: Organza, tulle, polyester, horsehair | Length: Floor-length
Dreamy and romantic, this organza gown is perfect for spring thanks to its soft pink shade and floral design. A fluffy tiered skirt and off-the-shoulder neckline makes this frock feel like a Disney princess confection—in a good way.
Badgley Mischka Mikado Bow Mermaid Gown
Size: 0-16 | Materials: Satin crepe | Length: Floor-length
If you're looking for a mermaid silhouette, you can't go wrong with this gorgeous option. Made of mikado fabric, it looks and feels glamorous; and the draped bodice and strapless neckline only add to that. It also has an oversized bow detail on the back that is really sweet.
Best for a Summer Wedding
BHLDN Cordelia Gown
Size: 0-16 | Materials: Tulle, chiffon, polyester | Length: Floor-length
This ethereal gown is unique and airy, and will feel just right for a summer wedding—particularly one that takes place outside near lots of flowers. Super light layers of tulle and chiffon are decorated with beading and metallic threads for a truly magical final look.
Best Bow Detail
Sachin & Babi Katrina Gown
Size: 0-14 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Floor-length
The vibrant pink color of this Sachin & Babi gown means it's a standout on its own. We love the large bow detail in the back, though, and the bedazzled brooch in the center is a really nice touch.
Jason Wu Collection Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Taffeta Gown
Size: 0-14 | Materials: Taffeta, polyester | Length: Floor-length
Taffeta, a full skirt, and a ruffled bodice give this dress a dramatic flair without making it appear too over-the-top (although, is there really such a thing?). And, yes, it even has pockets.
Best Two Piece
Willowby Innika Skirt
Size: 00-24W | Materials: Tulle, polyester | Length: Floor-length
For the ultimate modern, trendy look, opt for this two-piece set that will fit right in at a more casual wedding. The flowing long skirt and the top with off-the-shoulder sleeves are so different, and we particularly love the white embroidery.
What to Look for in a Pink Wedding Dress
Pink wedding dresses are a great choice for brides who want to stand out but don't want to stray too far from the traditional. If you're looking for the perfect pink gown for your big night, first decide what kind of statement you want to make. For those who want to go big and bold, opt for a dress that is bright and, at first glance, doesn't appear too bridal. However, if you want to keep the color subtle, look for a blush shade that feels romantic and soft. Like any other wedding gown, be sure to stay true to your personal style.
How do I style a pink wedding dress?
Since your pink wedding dress is really going to be your standout piece, you can keep the rest of your look more minimal. Think clean, subtle jewelry (gold looks particularly nice with pink) and simple heels.
Are pink wedding dresses less formal than white wedding dresses?
White wedding dresses may come off as more formal, but that certainly doesn't mean pink can't be ceremonial. A rule of thumb is to always consider the exact shade of pink, as a blush gown may be more appropriate than fuchsia for a black-tie wedding.
What color shoes do I wear with a pink wedding dress?
A nude shoe is probably your best option with a pink wedding dress. Simple and versatile, nude will look good with almost any shade and can even be worn for other events. You can also look for something off-white or ivory.
About the Author
Contributing writer Jessica Booth is a freelance writer and formerly served as an editor for seven years. Her work has been featured in Bustle, Insider, Redbook, and Refinery29.