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20 Stunning Courthouse Wedding Outfits

In the face of stay-at-home orders and a ban on large gatherings put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many 2020 spring and summer weddings have been rescheduled to next year or canceled altogether. As a result, some couples are holding virtual ceremonies over Zoom, having immediate family-only weddings, or choosing intimate ceremonies with just an officiant this year. Whether you’re foregoing a big wedding in favor of a small one or making it official with just your partner ahead of a large reception party down the line, a new wedding outfit is in order. (Not that we needed an excuse to shop.)

Typically referred to as courthouse wedding dresses, these more casual styles are also generally a lot more fun and fashion-forward than traditional wedding gowns. While you may have opted out of wearing a jumpsuit, a deconstructed shirt dress, or a dress with sexy cutouts for a formal wedding with 200 people, why not wear something that feels uniquely you during a ceremony that’s, well, just for the two of you? And if you are getting married next year, these looks can conveniently double as a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner and wedding anniversary looks. 

Ahead, dresses that are perfect for a courthouse or a city hall wedding, or a casual ceremony.

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The Vampire's Wife The Mayhem pussy-bow silk-twill gown, $, available at Matches Fashion

Tanya Taylor Neves Dress+, $, available at Tanya Taylor

Sleeper “Michelin” Linen Dress in White, $, available at Sleeper

Mara Hoffman Extended silvana dress, $, available at Mara Hoffman

Batsheva Crystal-button ruffled cotton-velvet mini dress, $, available at Matches Fashion

Veronica Beard Turner Sleeveless Minidress, $, available at Veronica Beard

Fe Noel Champagne Half Sleeve Tie Dress, $, available at Fe Noel

ASOS ASOS EDITION Curve sequin wrap midi dress, $, available at ASOS

Self-Portrait Lace and satin-trimmed crepe playsuit, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Anthropologie Madilyn Embroidered Maxi Dress, $, available at Anthropologie

Cult Gaia Cult Gaia Willow Dress, $, available at Cult Gaia

pari passu Pari Passu Bias Cut Wool-Blend Dress, $, available at Nordstrom

LoveShackFancy LoveShackFancy Flora Dress, $, available at loveshackfancy

11 honore 11 Honore Chrissy Shirt Dress, $, available at 11 Honore

Cushnie Satin-jacquard midi dress, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Eloquii Lace Evening Dress with Pleated Skirt, $, available at Eloquii

Danielle Frankel Naomi lace-trimmed poplin shirt dress, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Torrid Lace Cold Shoulder Skater Dress, $, available at Torrid

Fame & Partners Curved Neckline Strapless Jumpsuit, $, available at Fame & Partners

Whistles Clementine Wedding Dress, $, available at Whistles

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