12 Short Wedding Dresses for a Fun, Casual Celebration

Consider these cute styles for a courthouse ceremony or wild after-party.

Would you ever dare to go short and sweet on your wedding day?

Although floor-length bridal gowns are favored by most brides, short dresses can look just as elegant and wedding-ready. Choosing a dress with a short skirt gives brides a more casual style, making these designs ideal for laid-back weddings at a courthouse, backyard, beach, or garden. A shorter dress also complements the bride who wants to keep her celebration simple and intimate, and think of the wedding as more of a party than a formal event. Or, for brides who can't bear to give up the idea of saying "I do" in a dreamy gown, these flirty dresses work perfectly as reception or after-party styles – after all, a shorter skirt results in much easier dancing!

The dresses above are some of the most adorable short fall 2016 designs that walked the runway at bridal fashion week. Most designers included at least one short option in their collections, so brides searching for a minidress will find many to choose from. Although the dresses may be short on length, they are definitely not short on style. See the fun, flirty gowns in the slideshow above!

Authored by: Erin Migdol