27 Dresses That Will Look Perfect at Your Courthouse Wedding

Just because you chose to forgo a big, elaborate ceremony in favor of an intimate courthouse wedding doesn’t mean you have to pass on the opportunity to dress to the nines. So go ahead and wear the embellished frock, sleek jumpsuit or gorgeous gown of your dreams. Here are 27 stunning options that will make you feel like the belle of the ballroom courtroom.

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Deep-v Midi

A stunning mix of ’50s glamour and modern style.

Jill Jill Stuart ($498)


Tiered Tulle

Very Parisian-chic, mais non?

Needle & Thread ($524)

Matches Fashion

Beaded-trim A-line

Would look just as beautiful with a pair of metallic flats as it would with strappy stilettos.

GOAT ($1,104)

Alice McCall

Cross-front Ruffles

Cross your heart and hope for a long and lovely marriage.

Alice McCall ($400)


Two-in-one Flare

Remove the sheer overlay for a quick outfit change revealing a gorgeous satin strapless.

ModCloth ($200)


White Tuxedo

Because you’re more of a suit-and-(no)-tie kind of gal.

Monique Lhuillier jacket ($2,300) and pants ($990)


Burnout-lace Frock

Belt bag not included. (Although it would be a convenient place to stow the rings. Just saying.)

Zimmermann ($3,265)


Off-the-shoulder Sheath

A little décolletage goes a long way.

Shoshanna ($525)

Lavish Alice

Sculptural V-neck

The peplum detail at the waist is oh-so flattering.

Lavish Alice ($94)


Sequined Mini

Because you’re heading straight to the bar after.

BHLDN ($400)

Bergdorf Goodman

Sweetheart Wrap

The straps mean you get that delicate neckline without worrying about any, uh, slips.

Alice + Olivia ($440)


3-d Lace Midi

Comfortable enough to head straight from the ceremony to the airport to jet off on your honeymoon.

ASOS Edition ($285)

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Grid-pattern Shirtdress

We’re falling head-over-heels for this fresh new take on a “lace” wedding dress.

Milly ($725)

Rachel Zoe

Low-cut Jumpsuit

Like a gown, but way easier to climb the steps to the courthouse.

Rachel Zoe ($595)


Tiered Sequins

Who needs accessories when you’re bedecked in sparkle? Well, besides your new ring, of course.

Monique Lhuillier ($5,995)

Solace London

Satin Ruffles

Seriously, just imagine how fun it would be to twirl around in this.

Solace London ($680)

Lela Rose

Suit-inspired Strapless

A genius blend of masculine and feminine.

Lela Rose (price upon request)

Kimora Lee Simmons

Textured Shift

Add an embellished belt for an extra special pop.

Kimora Lee Simmons ($837)


Tie-shoulder Lace

The nude slip underneath is what makes this peekaboo lace feel so unique. That and the easy, flattering silhouette.

Donna Morgan ($228)

FWRD by Elyse Walker

Caped Jumpsuit

You’re never going to want to take off this elegant as hell one-piece.

Sally LaPointe ($1,650)

Rachel Zoe

Jacket-inspired Mini

When you like the idea of a suit, but you also want to show off those legs.

Rachel Zoe ($595)

Donna Mizani

Ruffled Wrap

Easy, breezy whimsy. Worried about getting cold? A cropped jacket would look adorbs.

Donna Mizani ($205)

Bergdorf Goodman

Bedazzled Sheer Stripes

Just as much glitz as a ball gown without all the cumbersome layers.

Pamela Roland ($3,630)

Moda Operandi

Tie-waist Skirt Suit

You could easily mix and match both these pieces with others in your wardrobe and wear them again.

Yeon jacket ($1,213) and skirt ($829)


Off-the-shoulder Jumpsuit

Wear this ’70s-inspired one-piece for the ceremony and then head immediately to your favorite disco.

By the way ($88)

Moda Operandi

Mesh Tulle Gown

The T-shirt cut up top makes this stunner feel a little less formal, but no less special, than other ball gowns.

Costarellos ($7,095)

Moda Operandi

Floral Lace Set

Who said you needed volume, beading or sparkly jewels to ensure all eyes are on you?

Elizabeth Fillmore jacket and skirt ($4,620)

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