Brides-to-be have been faced with so many changes this past year. Some have chosen to postpone their wedding to a later date while others simply aren't here for a hold-up (we feel that!). There's also the scenario of rescheduling the big celebration with family and friends, but having a small ceremony on your original wedding date. For those who don't want to wait to say "I do," a virtual wedding is a new reality, even if you choose to have a select few family members and friends safely distanced in your presence for an intimate ceremony. Thanks to the world wide web, the remainder of your guests can witness it all online via Zoom, FaceTime, or a good old Google Hangout. A virtual ceremony still calls for a wedding dress to showcase your bridal style, especially if you're saving a previously procured gown for a bigger celebration down the road.
Whether your virtual wedding is witnessed by a handful of guests or the original guest list, you'll still want to stay true to your aesthetic, whether it's laidback, bohemian, minimal, or glamorous. Just because you're sharing the moment with your guests on the Internet, doesn't mean you should sacrifice on style and feel anything less than your best. For many brides, a virtual wedding dress is an excellent opportunity to experiment with a look you otherwise wouldn't have embraced — a second chance to try a style that had you torn during the initial shopping process or embrace bolder details to stand out on screen. Some brides might feel like they have to downplay their look for a virtual wedding in favor of a more relaxed dress, which couldn't be farther from the truth. By all means, if subtle or demure is your taste, go for it! But don't feel like you have to stray from fantasy or drama. After all, it's still your special day!
Scroll below for breathtaking wedding dresses for a virtual wedding and don't worry; we made sure each one can be shipped right now, though some might be on a slight delay. From affordable finds to dream-worthy gowns, our edit is proof that you can still say "yes" to the dress, even if your updated RSVP comes with a Zoom link.
White by Vera Wang Plus Wrap Gown with Jeweled Crisscross Back
Timeless and sleek, this spaghetti-strap wrap wedding dress is ideal for a fuss-free bride seeking out a floor-length gown. Add a little drama with a cathedral veil or blossoming flower crown.
ASOS EDITION Plunge Lace Wedding Dress
This short-sleeve wedding dress combines feminine lace with sleek pleats and is perfect for the modern bride on a budget. It'd be idyllic in a garden ceremony on a sunny day.
Fame and Partners Charlotte Lace Dress
With pin-thin straps and a thigh-high slit, this gown is proof that an all-over lace can feel unfussy and fresh. It's a versatile choice for brides with classic, bohemian, or minimal taste.
Alexander McQueen Lace-Trimmed Leaf-Crepe Gown
For the traditional bride with a modern edge, this crepe and lace gown by Alexander McQueen is an ultra-stylish choice. Though they're subtle, the pronounced shoulders make this silhouette feel utterly unique; what more could you ask for on your special day?
DB Studio Low Back Eyelash Lace Halter Plus Size Dress
A flattering halter neckline and low back give this classic lace gown a modern feel. We love it for a virtual wedding in front of a beautiful building.
Costarellos Appliquéd Embroidered Tulle Gown
This long-sleeve wedding dress comes with a wanderlust feel, perfect for brides with bohemian taste. The latticework trims beautifully enhance the wispy tulle for a breathtaking result.
Price at time of publish: $3,670
Alex Perry Paige Satin-Crêpe Bridal Gown
It doesn't get sleeker than this strapless crepe gown by Alex Perry—an ideal look for the minimalist bride. Our favorite part is the slim belt at the waist, which emphasizes the impeccable design.
Emilia Wickstead Diamond Duchesse-Satin Gown
A virtual wedding hardly means you have to skip out on the ballgown. We find this impeccably-cut design by Emilia Wickstead to be particularly irresistible.
Price at time of publish: $5,775
Brock Collection Quaneisha Embroidered Floral Dress
What could be dreamier for a modern bride than this embroidered floral dress by Brock Collection? With an ethereal feel, it's made for virtual nuptials amid nature.
Merlette Ordesa Broderie-Anglaise Cotton Maxi Dress
There's no better dress for the carefree romantic than this broderie-anglaise maxi with grosgrain bow-tie straps. We're picturing it on the beach or in a lush green setting with minimal accessories.
Brandon Maxwell One-Shoulder Draped Crepe Gown
For the sleek, black-tie bride, this draped, one-shoulder gown is a showstopper. The elegance will most certainly translate through the screen.
Price at time of publish: $3,295
Temperley Promise Embellished-Tulle Dress
It's valid to worry that the effect of intricate detailing might not come through during a virtual ceremony. However, the fanciful combination of beadwork and eyelet-trim embellishments on this tea-length dress is quite captivating, even through a screen.
Rime Arodaky Sewell Lace and Crepe Gown
This bridal gown is the definition of modern elegance, combining floral lace and sleek crepe. Fun fact: the designer's first celebrity order was none other than a bridesmaid dress for Meghan Markle.
Jonathan Simkhai Floral-Lace Maxi Dress
Jonathan Simkhai is known for his innovative reinvention of timeless silhouettes, and this maxi dress is in step with said design style. The corseted bodice and loosely-hanging sleeves are utterly spine-tingling in delicate floral lace.
Price at time of publish: $1,995
Rosie Assoulin Asymmetric Ruffled Silk-Charmeuse Gown
Both whimsical and sleek, this asymmetric gown was designed with a modern bride in mind. We can't get over the voluminous ruffles!
Price at time of publish: $4,995
Danielle Frankel Satin Slip Gown
Simple, yet sweet, this satin slip gown, accented with silk linen gauze and chantilly lace is both minimal and feminine. Accessories can give it a completely different look, too. Flat sandals and a flower crown will feel decidedly bohemian while crystal-dusted heels and diamonds push it into the black-tie territory.