The Prettiest Same-Sex Wedding Looks from Brides

brides couple portrait
Photo: Erich McVey

Whether you're both wearing dresses or you're switching things up, let these style ideas help you plan your looks.

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brides couple portrait
Erich McVey

Congratulations! You're getting married. One of the many decisions you'll have to make for your wedding day is choosing what you'll wear. Because bridal fashion designers offer many unique styles, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all of the options out there. That's why we've compiled inspiration photos, courtesy of some super stylish same-sex brides.

Many same-sex brides choose to wear wedding dresses on their big days. If you've both decided to wear classic gowns, know that they don't have to match. They can coordinate, or they can be entirely different—it all depends on your personalities and your specific vision. Take these women for example, who stepped out in equally-pretty (but clearly not identical) Rivini (left) and Reem Acra (right) numbers. While each was made of classic lace, their individual necklines and dress silhouettes were entirely different.

If a wedding dress isn't your style, remember that it's not your only option. If you want to wear something different, try a bridal jumpsuit or a chic suit. You don't both have to wear the same style of clothing, so feel free to mix and match to your liking—it's your wedding day, and you should wear what you feel best in! If that means one of you winds up wearing separates while the other chooses a dress, go right ahead.

Ahead, you'll find a roundup of some seriously-stylish couples wearing a whole range of wedding ensembles. While same-sex brides can definitely turn to these photos for ideas, they're not the only ones! Really, the mix of traditional and contemporary garments and accessories can inspire anyone.

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Opposites Attract

allison aimee wedding couple outdoor portrait
Lucky Malone Photography

Though these two bought their wedding dresses off-the-rack at anna bé, their looks couldn't have been more different. The bride on the left chose an intricate Rue de Seine gown while the bride on the right picked a simple Nicolle Miller dress.

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Suited Up

lgbtq bridal inspiration alisha tova
Alisha Tova

This couple went with classic looks—a navy jacket with pants by Bindle & Keep and a white lace wedding dress from Shareen.

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Neck to Neck

lgbtq bridal inspiration thrall photography
Thrall Photography

Want to coordinate, but not completely match? Turn to these brides. While they both chose looks with V-necklines, they diverged in terms of silhouette. One donned a Suia Store jumpsuit and the other picked a Mel Bessa wedding dress.

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Happy Campers

kelly kelsey wedding brides near water
Anna Delores Photography

For their camp-themed wedding, this couple had to choose outfits comfortable enough to wear at their woodsy venue. Cue the ModCloth gown on the left and the outfit (featuring a Topman shirt and suspenders plus Ted Baker pants) on the right.

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Flower Power

lgbtq bridal inspiration suzy goodrick
Suzy Goodrick

Consider coordinating embellishments rather than shapes. These wedding dresses—from Grace Style & Bridal—both had floral embroidery.

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Color Me Married

wedding brides portrait
Amber Gress

"It's not easy to find a gender-neutral suit in a small size," the bride on the left shared, so she had one custom-made by The Tailory. The blue hue was picked with her future wife's green Rachel Comey jumpsuit in mind.

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One-Piece, Two-Piece

lgbtq bridal inspiration a fist full of bolts
A Fist Full of Bolts

These brides kept their main fabric the same (lace) but chose different details for everything else. One wore a fitted Monique Lhuillier wedding dress while the other put on a Theia crop top and skirt.

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Stylish Duo

lgbtq bridal inspiration baylee dennis
Baylee Dennis Photography

We love the look of a well-tailored suit, like this navy J. Crew one on the left. A tie (complete with a tie bar) added an extra dose of style. (Of course, the Claire Pettibone dress on the right was stunning, too.)

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The Midas Touch

lgbtq bridal inspiration christina mcneill
Christina McNeill

These brides wore starkly different dresses—one in Sarah Seven (left) and one in Claire Pettibone (right)—but their gold headpieces tied their looks together.

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Casual Affair

Corey Torpie

These casual BHLDN (left) and Ashaka Givens (right) ensembles were comfortable enough that the brides could jump for joy in them.

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Wedding White

lgbtq bridal inspiration clewell photography
Clewell Photography

Just because you don't want to wear a dress doesn't mean you can't wear white. The bride on the left wore a chic J Brand blazer, Theory blouse, and Scotch & Soda pants, which looked great next to her new wife's Justin Alexander gown.

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In the Details

lgbtq bridal inspiration girl with the tattoos
Girl with the Tattoos

These two chose coordinating gowns that were intricate in unique ways.

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Boho Beauties

lgbtq bridal inspiration regina as the photographer
Regina as the Photographer

Here's another example of how very different dresses (one Anna Campbell, the other Kite and Butterfly) can look incredible together.

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A Switch Up

deborah meryl wedding couple
Redfield Photography

The bride on the left started in a Sarah Seven dress, just like her wife in Watters. Later, though, she changed into a tux. "I was on the fence about what to wear," she shared. "It was a good way to do both."

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Hand in Hand

Jose Villa

Illusion necklines united these brides' Naeem Khan (left) and Temperley London (right) gowns.

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Tied with a Bow

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Singler Photography

The wife on the left wore a BHLDN wedding dress, while her bride sported a Kipper Clothiers suit and a fun bowtie.

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Tiers of Joy

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Steph Grant

The tiers on this Sarah Seven dress looked lovely beside the Paloma Blanca gown's mermaid skirt.

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Crowning Moment

3 deseos y medio

These Pronovias wedding dresses were similar already, but the brides made sure to further coordinate with greenery crowns by The Original Fleurs.

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The Short (and Long) of It

lgbtq bridal inspiration studio xiii
Studio XIII

These two were all smiles—the bride on the left in a long number from Macy's, and the bride on the right in a short garment from French Knot Couture.

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Sweet Simplicity

lgbtq bridal inspiration lavender and twine
Lavender and Twine

These Monique Lhuillier gowns were similar in shape, but boasted different backs.

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Mellow Yellow

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We Are All Stardust

While one of these brides went with a classic white Anna Campbell dress, the other wore a yellow Flannel one.

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