Second Wedding and Vow Renewals....What to Wear ?

Lots of times couples renew their vows or get married a second time. They don't really want a big fancy wedding like before. Some couples go off to an island and enjoy a second honeymoon and time to relax after they renew their vows. It can take just minutes and what you have left are the pictures, the suntan and a lot of fun. But usually you don't want to agonize over the did that once !

For second weddings the best ideas are convenient, pretty and re-wearable. You may want a long dress, but on a beach you could be better in tea length or a short, island style dress. Short of a sarong, your best bet is a floaty, wispy dress that will catch the island breezes and look awesome for the pictures. Some brides want a print or colorful gown. Others just want a simpler, romantic look.

Most people will choose a dress from a retailer online or a department store - just something that fits and will work...and they'll add jewelry or a flower lei necklace to dress it up. But some brides want to do a more one off, unique look that they maybe couldn't have afforded when they got hitched back when. For them, a one of a kind look can make sense.

So what you look for then is cotton, maybe linen. Something not too serious. Something a little wispy, sexy or a bit flirty, cool and flowing to move in the island breeze. Island wedding brides...this collection's for you !

What's an Indie Wedding Gown ?

Welcome to Indie Wedding Gown. My name is Cynthia Davis and I make one of a kind indie wedding gowns. I hope to feature my own and other indie designers of wedding dresses so you can find just what's in your head. :)

The first question I can hear you asking is - Just what is an Indie wedding gown ? Indie wedding gowns are like indie artists in that they are made by independent artists who create the dresses one at a time. In many cases only one individual is involved in the entire process. You have indie artists in music, indie designers and design, indie games and literature and dance. One definition of indie games is games created 'outside mainstream means'. In other words the artist creates apart from a large manufacturing apparatus or in the case of musicians large studios. Indie wedding designers often create from home workshops or tiny studios and often employ no one, or only a model or 2 here and there. Some have staffs and do a bit more volume.

So what does an indie wedding dress look like ?....well, very different :) But the true answer is, as different as the different artists who create them make them - and they are all different from one another. So maybe your next question might be - How would I know if I'm in the market for an 'indie' wedding dress ?

Here are a few indications you might just want something indie for your wedding:

- You're bored with the same-old wedding dresses you see in magazines
- You want something that really expresses your personality or your relationship better
- You want something that reflects a common interest you and your intended share - say       pirates...argh! Or maybe you met gaming and want something game related.
- You don't want to look like anyone else in your wedding dress
- You're getting married on an island or beach, and a heavy or long gown just won't work
- You really don't see yourself wearing white - either it's not your color or you've always secretly wanted to wear a black, blue, red or pink dress for your wedding.

If any of these fit, you just may be looking for an indie wedding gown. Welcome to the world of indie designers creating wedding gowns you'll love. Many of these designers create custom gowns or will customize a particular gown in limited ways for you. Others like myself, create one of a kind gowns but are open to creating custom gowns in their own style or voice.

Here are a few links to indie designers to get you started :

Here's my link to add to the bunch:

Many thanks to Amy and to Bess DuPriest for the photos of Amy's special day !!