Are you dreaming about heading to the courthouse soon?
It sounds to us like you’re going to court for the right reason—and we’re not talking about jury duty! If you’ve decided on a civil ceremony, there can be a burst of excitement that other brides might not feel during the months or even years it takes to plan a larger, more formal wedding.
Every wedding is special, but a courthouse wedding lets you break – not the law! – traditional rules around bridal attire!
Your courthouse ceremony is far more than a date in front of the judge or JP, and at a civil ceremony or city hall wedding, you can be freer with fashion.
We’ve found 48 beautiful ideas for a courthouse wedding dress or other bridal outfits to rock in the court of love!
Short but Oh So Sweet Wedding Dress
We love this look! A stylish mini dress with sheer lace sleeves, accented by a longer, flowing veil and low-heeled, slip-on shoes.
Let’s just label this one “civil ceremony perfection.”
Back It Up in This Beauty Wedding Dress
Another short and pretty wedding dress with a lacy plunge at the back, this look is also ideal if you’re wearing a lacy fascinator instead of a long veil or if you’re wearing your hair in a simple updo with a floral comb.
Minimalist Maxi Wedding Dress
This halter dress flows over the body with minimalist glamor. There’s the hint of a sexy side slit, and we love the satiny minidress as an underskirt.
You can pull off some surprise details wearing this dress at your civil ceremony, for instance, the black strappy gladiator heels shown here!
Tulle Skirt Takeaway Wedding Dress
Here is more proof that your city hall wedding dress can deliver beauty and drama without unnecessary bling!
This breathtaking dress is called a “transformer” and features a midi-length with a detachable tulle overskirt. A soft mesh covers your arms and shoulders, gathering around your neck as a beautiful accent, with tiny gorgeous buttons down your spine.
Ravishing Ruffle Wedding Dress
Let’s kick it up a notch with this lovely ruffled wrap dress and its plunging V-neck.
This dress is available in a rainbow of colors if you want to step outside of the white or creamy bridal palette. We also think you’d look fantastic wearing your cowgirl boots with this style!
Create Your Ideal Wedding Dress
Sometimes, bridal couples planning a courthouse wedding may be on shorter time limits, but if you’ve got time to spare, you can work with a designer to customize your wedding look for your civil ceremony, and it won’t break your budget!
Sexy Satin Wedding Dress
Channel your inner Greek goddess in this satiny gown with a plunging neck and sexy side slit. The flow and feel of this dress make every bride beautiful.
Creamy Courthouse Wedding Dress
If you’d prefer a gown with subtler sexy details, the fit of this dress is exquisite, as is the floor-length hemline with flowing asymmetric details.
Daring Wedding Dress With 3D Florals
Who needs to bother with a bouquet?!
Not when you’re wearing stunning flower details like those on this daring dress, which also features soft mesh sides and a plunging neck.
An April Day Wedding Dress
This gorgeous satiny gown is reminiscent of the 1930s and 40s with short flutter sleeves.
The wrap detail ties at the side of the waist, masking the slit until you kick out your legs and show off your bridal beauty!
Lovers of Lace Wedding Dress
With this full lace bridal dress, you get the sexy nightgown effect, but it’s equally sophisticated with a layered tulle overskirt and some soft mesh over the cleavage.
Awesome and Affordable Wedding Dress
Revel in the off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline, gathered waist, and stunning slit on this jersey gown!
The style flatters everyone’s curves, and the material is super-comfortable to wear all day long.
Retro Romantic A-Line Dress
A 1960s styled A-line dress is timeless, and this retro wedding dress is pretty and perfect for your civil ceremony.
Strapless Wedding Dress Will Stun
Feel like turning every head at the courthouse?
This full-length mermaid gown has understated lacy details complementing a seriously plunging neckline.
Boho-Beautiful Casual Wedding Dress
Here’s the perfect gown for you boho-chic brides!
It mixes ballerina tulle and a long, flowing length for a simple and modern look.
We love how the “model bride” is styled here with a beachy updo accented with little flowery crown details.
Be a Valentine in This Dreamy White Dress
Everything about this style is flattering; the front cape detail, the length, the flow, and the open back.
Added bridal bonus—it’s a fantastic price point too!
Perfect Pencil Skirt Cape Dress
The retro-chic style happening here is so darn gorgeous that it’s practically criminal!
The cowl-neck front cape is super-sophisticated, and we love the tea-length pencil skirt—you will steal the day in this wedding dress.
Happy High-Low Silken Wrap Dress
This dress seems more casual than most, but its kimono sleeves and high-low hemline can be accessorized beautifully with a lacy bodysuit underneath and coordinating ankle boots. You can get as daring as you want with this look!
Modern Midi Wedding Dress
You’ll feel like a modern bride in this flowing midi-length dress with a fitted bodice and chic neckline.
If you’re dreaming about a different color on your wedding day, you can rock this look in a blush pink or sexy red too!
Bamboo Silken Boho Wedding Dress
We’ve displayed some beautiful wrap dresses already, and we’re adding this boho beauty to our list with its feminine and asymmetrical ruffled hemline.
The difference with this dress is its bamboo vegan silk material that happy brides say feels just as exquisite as it looks.
Sweet Tea Length Satin With Flutter Sleeves
We think of this understated, satiny dress as the perfect canvas for your wedding day accents—it would look gorgeous if you’re wearing dramatic chandelier earrings or a statement collar necklace.
Simply Silken Wedding Dress
Here’s a fun bridal look for bared arms and it’s a shorter length that’s cool and casual.
We love how the skirt will billow as you twirl!
50s Style Wedding Dress That’s Sexy and Sweet
A crisp linen dress gives you confidence, and this retro style is also sweet, sexy, and fun!
We like the hint of a delicate puff sleeve, the sexy V-neck, and the gorgeous wrap detail on the side.
Floral Tattoo Illusion Dress With Rustic Details
There are elements of the classic bridal vibe here with the lace and a lovely crepe-lined chiffon skirt, but the floral “tattoo” effect across your chest and back is rebel-chic! And we adore that snazzy little pink satin belt.
Take This Train to The Courthouse Wedding Dress
Let your beautiful back show in this cowl-backed crepe gown!
You have bridal glamor here too with the stylish train, but it’s not too crazy-long to take those courthouse steps.
Light Up the Courthouse With a Sequined Wedding Dress
You’re having a civil ceremony, but that doesn’t mean your dress has to behave!
This sequined number is slinky and glamorous, and the platinum color is better than an acquittal.
Vintage Cowgirl Wedding Dress
Here’s a soft cotton sundress for your courthouse wedding that would look perfect with your favorite boots!
The back cut-out is gorgeous, and the textured wood buttons are sweet and unique.
Short on Length, Long on Lace Wedding Dress
You’ll feel comfortable and elegant in this perfect off-the-shoulder dress for your courthouse wedding.
It features a wearable beachy spandex sheath and a boho-lacy floral overlay.
Civil Wedding Ceremony Dress Is a Knockout
The sophisticated details on this chic dress are breathtaking; take a look at its minimalist length, that pointed sweetheart neckline—not to mention those strapless puff sleeves!
Tea Length Nautical Wedding Dress
Wear your “something blue” to the courthouse in this adorable nautical-themed wedding dress with its boat neckline and navy blue-striped, full-flowing skirt.
Chic and Short Wedding Dress
For a short dress, this one is long on exquisite details!
It manages to be super-sexy and sweet with its delicate scalloped lace hemline and that cute little bow around the waist, but the real wow factor here is the corset-stitching on the back!
Purple Power Wedding Jumpsuit
Let’s take a solid detour into “no boundaries” courthouse wedding fashion!
This gorgeous purple jumpsuit contains premium quality spandex and Moroccan lace to hug and move with your body.
Dark Green Dreamy Wedding Dress
Rock your romantic side in this deep green wedding dress with spaghetti straps, a sweetheart neckline, and beautifully embellished tulle fabric. You can pull this off at a civil ceremony!
Corset Courthouse Wedding Gown
Bring on the goth at your courthouse wedding!
This fairytale gown is outstanding with its corset bodice and glittery accents scattered throughout the tulle like a starry night.
Goddess Black Boho Wedding Dress
Attention, goth girls, boho babes, and everyone in between… this sustainably-dyed black wedding dress has a goddess vibe with its long braided details.
No need to worry about wearing this again—you’ll wear it often after your wedding day!
Velvet Va Va Voom Wedding Dress
Forget about the siren on a police car! Instead, you’ll be the siren at the courthouse in this smoking-hot velvet, “Jessica Rabbit” fashion-rule-breaking wedding dress.
Bohemian Bubbly Lace Wedding Dress
In honor of all wedding pioneers, we bring you this boho-chic, rustic-style prairie lace wedding dress in a subtle, champagne-bubbly color.
You’ll be the most romantic thing that the courthouse has ever seen!
Champagne Bliss Wedding Dress
Here’s another lacy boho gown offering some champagne cocktail sexiness!
The plunging V-neckline suits the nude-tone illusion of this dress, and the cut-out detail on the lacy fluttering sleeves is just yummy.
What we adore the most here is the short sweeping train and that slender wrap down your open back.
Stunning Mesh Tutu Wedding Dress
Sexy ballerinas here’s looking at you!
This sweeping, ankle-length mesh tulle skirt seems to float on air, and we love the combination of a sweetheart neckline with the ruched sleeves.
Minimalist Wedding Gown with an Asymmetric Edge
Perfect for the minimalistic bride, this flowing overskirt on this crepe stretch gown offers the hint of a side slit, while the asymmetric sleeves and lacy details provide a romantic edge.
A Flower Show Courthouse Wedding Dress
Go next level at your romantic civil ceremony in this flowing maxi-length wedding dress.
It’s a gorgeous combination of crepe, tulle, velvet, and stunning embroidery details on rich, multi-colored florals.
Cool Cotton Courthouse Wedding Dress
If you want to keep it casual at your civil ceremony, you’ll still look fresh and beautiful in this summery full-length dress.
Lacy Bridal Jumpsuit
Church brides can only dream about wearing a stunning lacy-fitted jumpsuit with flowing legs!
Boho Fringe Bridal Jumpsuit
Be the center of attention at the courthouse in this mesmerizing boho fringe bridal jumpsuit!
This is a truly unique and daring courthouse wedding outfit, but if your wedding day isn’t the perfect opportunity to strut your stuff then when is?!
Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit with Lacy Train
We can’t believe how beautifully this lacy bodice and traditional bridal train work together in this wedding jumpsuit!
Sexy French Bridal Trouser Suit
We’re feeling all the amour for this stunning, wide-legged trouser suit with its sweeping ruffled neckline.
Every bride can display their sexy shoulders in this wedding outfit!