The words “traditional” and “classic” don’t really fall into your general lexicon — not when it comes to fashion (even your jeans and tees have a little something special) and definitely not with regards to your upcoming nuptials. Your proposal didn't involve a candlelit dinner, and your ring may be inspired by an evil eye. Clearly you're going for unconventional for your big day, too, opting for an easy city hall wedding — and you've got to find the perfect non-standard dress to wear.
Bridal shops are so often filled with big, over-the-top gowns rather than the no-frills styles suited to a more intimate gathering. So, we scouted 30 courthouse-ready dresses for you that all ring in at under $500. (Save your extra cash for the honeymoon.) Click through to shop your favorite. And, if you’re not saying “I do” anytime soon, these dresses could be worn in your regular life, too — that's the beauty of 'em!