Town hall weddings are becoming increasingly popular for couples who want a more low-key affair. They’re perfect if you’re looking for a more laid back and easy planning process, and they can be completely tailored to suit you. Town Hall weddings can be styled up to match your personality so if you’re looking to avoid a traditional church or stately home ceremony, keep reading for some of our top finds of the moment for Town Hall wedding style.
We’ll start with the most important part of any bride’s big day, the clothes. Unlike other traditional wedding ceremonies, getting hitched in a town hall allows you to have a lot of fun with your outfit. You don’t need to opt for a classic white dress, although we do have a few white options covered in this post, but instead why not go for a mini dress, tailored suit, or skirt and top combo?
The 60s trend is here to stay and this off the shoulder white lace dress is the perfect blend of vintage and bridal for a low-key town hall wedding. I love the shoes here too!
If you’re looking for something a little bit more modern and chic this pale pink classic wrap dress would suit almost any body type. Lux it up with a statement necklace and some flowers in your hair and you’ll be good to go!
I think this pale blue dress is so cute and would suit any fun-loving bride as a ‘something blue’. It has a slight vintage feel to it but it’s also incredibly light hearted and easy to wear, while still being dressy. To enhance the vintage style of this stress I would pair it with a simple bird cage veil.
This lace skirt and top combo is perfect for a young bride looking to inject a little fun into their wedding. The three-quarter length sleeves are super flattering and the slight cropped hem allows you to show a little skin… but not too much!
Next on the list should be a good pair of shoes. Shoes can make or break an outfit so think carefully about the sort of style you want. Pick a heel height that you find comfortable, so you can stay in them as long as possible on the day. There aren’t any rules in terms of the colour and style, in fact, it’s a perfect opportunity to think outside the box – lots of brides use their shoes for a splash of colour, often also their something blue.
These ivory flats feature a classic wedding style without the high heel, so if you’re looking for a smart or more traditional white shoe, these fit the bill perfectly. I’m pretty sure these beautiful flats would match any outfit, too.
I couldn’t not include pink velvet in this list! These super cool sling-back shoes are the perfect pair for a bride who loves fashion. These shoes tick a hell of a lot of trend boxes; kitten heels, court shape, velvet, and blush pink. (Plus you’ll get loads of use out of them afterwards too!)
As Town Hall weddings tend to be city weddings, I would advise keeping your accessories minimal or modern rather than having a traditional long veil or fancy flowers. A Town Hall wedding is the perfect opportunity to show your personal style though… and get a bit more creative if your outfit is modest.
These delicate beaded floral hair clips are the perfect accessory if you want to add a touch of femininity to your outfit without letting the accessories overpower your look. It’s also fancy enough for your wedding day yet not too bridal.
Inspired by the embroidered patch trend, this floral hair band is a fantastic option for a modern bride. This sort of hair accessory works wonderfully with suits or chic dresses, and I particularly like the look on the brunette model pictured – but I’m sure it would look great, if a little more striking, on blond hair too.
This pale pink chiffon veil is gorgeously understated, and a perfect companion to any 1950s or 60s style outfit, it also makes a brilliant alternative to more traditional birdcage veil. So elegant, yet effortless!
Plus a few other ideas…
Unless you really want to go big with your wedding bouquet and have something in particular in mind, I find that town hall weddings are more suited to medium and small sized flowers. Smaller bouquets are more delicate and modern which will go with the ceremony and your city surroundings perfectly. The one above, featuring large blooms in small numbers, is particularly cute! (Large blooms in small numbers is key.)
Just because you’re not getting married in a church or fancy stately home doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the ceremony details. I love these gorgeous vow books which feature modern calligraphy… and it’s a free download! So easy to do and will look super stylish in your wedding pics when you’re reading your vows <3. Perfect as a prompt for anyone that’s nervous, too!
I hope you found all these styling ideas helpful and if you’re planning a Town Hall wedding soon, I’d love to see how you style your day!
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