From Guinevere to Maid Marion, the medieval theme is ideal for a wedding. A medieval wedding dress combines the two looks that brides are most often after; ethereal and elegant.
Medieval dresses most usually feature long, flowing sleeves, a fitted bodice and loose skirts. They vary from very simple to overly elaborate and anywhere in between. You can then add a circlet of something in your hair, like Julia Ormond in First Knight, to complete the look.
You can either go all out with the medieval theme or just have a touch of it in your dress, such as long sleeves. Either way, medieval wedding dresses are beautiful and, best of all, also affordable. I've selected five lovely medieval style wedding dresses that are cheap yet great quality.
Mara Medieval Wedding Dress - Etsy
This Renaissance Gown from Etsy seller FrockFollies is ideal for a bride who wants to do the medieval theme properly (not sure why the groom in the picture is in a Victorian get up though). FrockFollies are specialists in medieval and period dresses and this one is a great example of the attention to detail. It's made out of ivory crushed velvet and features red trimming.
The back detail is lovely with the lace fastenings. Unbelievably, this dress is under £200!
Little tip; this is best worn for winter weddings, you're likely to boil in it in the summer.
Margot Bridal Dress - Monsoon
This Margot wedding dress provides a nod to the medieval era in a modern wedding dress. It's a very simple and elegant gown with long sleeves and a pretty detailed waist tie.
It's got a very clean, minimal look but the lovely sleeves and floating material provide it with an ethereal feel.
Mystic Gown - Free People
With a name like Mystic Gown you know this dress is going to provide a ethereal look. While it's not a full on medieval gown it has medieval features, such as the cut and the fluting sleeves. It's got a lovely natural feel; ideal for a woodland wedding.
The detailing is subtle but so pretty. A beautiful dress with a whimsical feel.
Lady Gwen Gown - Etsy
This beautiful handmade wedding dress features everything that one looks for in a medieval wedding dress; epic sleeves, a laced bodice and flowing skirts. It's ideal for someone who wants to have a medieval or fantasy wedding.
It's very feminines and perfect for fulfilling all your woodland wedding fantasies.
Romantic Threads craft gowns based on several eras throughout history as well as Steampunk gowns.
Holly Lace Dress - Dreamers and Lovers
This crochet wedding gown combines a medieval silhouette with a bohemian, seventies look. The long, fluted sleeves are the real focus and they work well with the off the shoulder cut.
This dress is ideal for a laid-back wedding. Wear it with flowers in your hair.
That's all folks.
Have a happy Monday.