Unique and affordable alternative wedding dresses and gowns in offbeat styles: steampunk, goth, rock 'n' roll, retro, vintage, Great Gatsby, eco-conscious, and more!


I’m heavily into steampunk and cosplay myself, so each of my designs gets tested for durability and comfort while on my own costumed adventures. I draft my own patterns, for a figure flattering fit, and my hats are specially shaped to accentuate the eyes and face.  As you’ll see in the stylings of my designs, it’s my passion to help you feel beautiful on your special day!

Zeita Studios

The Zeita Studios team met during academia and bonded through theatre. All with unique talents, backgrounds and personalities, one commonality drew us together: the desire to tell a woman's story through custom clothing. We all firmly believe that a garment should hold a story — we love the life behind vintage garments, refashioned pieces and costumes because they carry a story within the seams or support an overarching theme.

Tara Lynn Bridal

Tara Lynn captures this same exuberant, adventurous spirit in every custom wedding gown she creates. She will work with you to design a gown that is as one-of-a-kind as you are, that fits your body and your personality, and also reflects and protects the natural elements of the earth.

Blue-Eyed Boutique

Blue-Eyed Boutique provides offbeat women gorgeous, one-of-a-kind garments upcycled from vintage and modern clothing! Some garments are restored-yet-unaltered vintage pieces, some are completely revamped (Similar to the popular TLC show "Something Borrowed, Something New") and some are made from scratch with vintage or repurposed materials!

Dianna DiNoble, Starkers Corsetry

Tired of trying on endless gowns that aren't exactly what you want? Frustrated about spending hundreds of extra dollars on alterations? Our bridal corsetry is custom made to your exact design specifications and measurements, so you can be sure that you are getting exactly what you want for your special day. Our corsets are adjustable, and can fit approximately a 10 pound weight fluctuation either way.

Borrowed by Design

Borrowed by Design "BBD" is an online community for women to rent their formal wear to each other. You can think of us as the AirBnB of fancy dresses! Our concept started out of a need to find a formal dress for a volunteer event and one of our co-founders, Kat, wanted an easy place to find someone built like her to borrow a dress for just one night.

Crafty Broads LLC

Hi! We're Cindy and Julia! (That's us up there in the photo.) We are a pair of stage managers/costume designers, and after we DIY'd the hell out of our wedding (we made those dresses, among other things), we decided to spin those skills towards helping other people do the same. Since then, we've been making wedding dresses, doing alterations, and planning/coordinating weddings for lots of awesome people. We love all kinds of people and their unique ideas, so we are hoping being here on Offbeat Bride will help us connect with couples doing things a little out-of-the-ordinary. We would especially love to start making some wedding dresses/suits/corsets that are not in the pale section of the color wheel!

a&bé bridal shop

a&bé bridal shop is a new boutique created to support the creative surge happening in weddings across the nation. First and foremost, a&bé supports the up&coming, & the indie, & the creative bridal designers and connects them to brides. Secondly, a&bé gives brides access to something different: we have a little bit of the bohemian, & the casual, & the vintage, & the separates, & the alternative & the romantic.

Blue Sky Bridal

Blue Sky is dedicated to offering you green choices for wedding dresses — selection includes pre-owned contemporary, vintage, reconstructed, and (when available) new sustainably and ethically-made gowns. Blue Sky Bridal's goal is to reduce the number of new dresses made for weddings and to promote eco-friendlier options for gowns and accessories all around.


Designing and making bespoke bridal wear for the bride who is looking for something a little bit different. Whether that’s just a small twist on the traditional ivory gown or a full blown themed wedding dress, from 50’s glamour through to dark gothic, elaborate steampunk or opulent Victorian style.


KMKDesigns is a mother daughter collaboration with over 35 years experience who love creating quality alternative wear. We create clothing for women and men who want to be confident and unique, who are tired of mainstream fashion. We create alternative, steampunk, gothic, retro and fantasy bridal gowns. we also have a line of bridesmaids dress and custom men jackets and vests. We specialize in custom and plus sizing. We make everything locally in our Studio in Stillwater, MN.


Wai-Ching provides green, eco-friendly bridalwear, custom clothing, and kimonos in silk, hemp, and other natural fibers. Upon its debut, Wai-Ching has revolutionized the wedding dress. Using exclusively organic, hand-dyed silk, and trained in the art of couture, Chrissy has created bridal wear that astonishes.

Jasmine Sky Designs

Jasmine Sky Designs is a small, award winning, online-based couture house nestled in the islands of the Florida Keys. We specialize in designing and hand painting custom silk art wear for non-traditional destination beach brides like yourself, who dream of a dress that is relaxed enough for the islands, special enough for your wedding and artful enough to express and enhance your unique beauty and style personality.

Conscious Elegance

Conscious Elegance creates fun to wear, earth-friendly, people-friendly dresses for brides all over the world. Our "People-friendly" ethics mean more than sustainable wedding dresses: we strongly believe that every person has the right to marry their Beloved. We've put great effort into creating Safe Space and all will be welcomed warmly and respected. That's a promise right up front.

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