How To Add a Personal Touch To Your Wedding Day Look (As Seen In The Knot Spring Issue!)

Weddings are an old tradition, but that doesn’t mean you have to look traditional! The Knot Magazine spring issue is on newsstands now with lots of unique ideas that will inspire you to add something unexpected to your wedding day look. Don’t be afraid to go against the grain for a look that’s totally your style and something you’ll feel comfortable in. Whether it be wearing your favorite sneakers under your ball gown, or throwing your favorite sweater over your frilly skirt—your perfect wedding day style is all in the little details. Here are eight not-so-traditional bridal looks we love, as shot for our spring issue by Katrine Rohrberg. See the photos below and pick up the issue for more wedding day fashion and beauty inspiration!

The Knot Wedding Dress and Sweater
The Knot Magazine Spring Editorial
The Knot Magazine Spring Editorial
The Knot Magazine Spring Editorial
The Knot Magazine Spring Editorial
The Knot Spring Editorial
The Knot Magazine Spring Editorial
The Knot Magazine Spring Editorial

1. Flaunt Your Favorites 

Who says you can’t wear the things you love on your wedding day? A lightweight cashmere sweater looks super-luxe with a fluttery full skirt. Sweater, $198, Aqua, Bloomingdales.com; skirt, $2,600, Watters.com; cocktail ring, $60, ColetteMalouf.com

2. Be Bold 

Take a cue from ready-to-wear style and pair statement jewelry with a simple gown. It could even be some costume pieces from your grandmother, which hit both your “something old” and “something borrowed.” Dress. $4,500, RosaClaraBridal.com; engagement ring, $3,895, FredericSage.com; necklace, $735, Enchanted Atelier, KleinfeldBridal.com; handcuff, $155, ColetteMalouf.com

3. Skip The Dress

You don’t have to wear a gown to get a high-fashion look. This lace pantsuit has the best of both worlds: a menswear-inspired silhouette and a flirty tulle train. Pantsuit, $7,590, Rivini.com; engagement ring, $3,000, TimelessDesigns.com; earrings, $20,460, CarlaAmorim.com; shoes, $140, Ivanka Trump, Nordstrom.com

4. Get Flashy

In case you haven’t noticed, tattooed are having a major moment. A temporary one can play up metallic embellishments in an edgier way than straight jewelry. These Lulu DK ones last just a few days. Dress, $2575, Hayley Paige, JLMCouture.com; engagement ring, $3,850 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com; earrings, $98, rings; $45 each, ColetteMalouf.com; temporary tattoos, $22 for 2 sheets, Lulu DK, Bloomingdales.com

5. Start A Trend

For a brand-new twist on the classic romantic look, try switching up your bouquet. One with a horizontal cascade feels different and modern. Dress, $4,025, Jim Hjelm, JLMCouture.com; engagement ring, $15,000, Stephen Webster, Forevermark.com

6. Have Fun With Fabric 

Give your dress a fashion-forward update with daring fabrics like lame, tweed or (if you’re really brave) metallic leather. Dress, $5,575, KellyFaetanini.com; star necklace, $4,125, wishbone necklace, $135, heart necklace, $150, ThomasLaine.com; cocktail ring, $15,930, PasqualeBruni.com

7. Sneak In Something Special 

Plaid accents are hot on the runways, and a tartan sash is a great way to add a touch of heritage too. Dress, price upon request, Pronovias.us; jacket, $88, Lucy Paris, Bloomingdales.com

8. Find Your Sole Mate

Printed high-tops feel sporty and fresh. These ones also come in white! Dress, $2,650, ChristosBridal.com; engagement ring, $2,200 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com; shoes, $165, DKNY.com

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Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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