We'd be silly to deny that planning a wedding puts everyone in a pressure-cooker situation. You're searching everywhere for the perfect details to celebrate your commitment. But, when it comes to fashion, we’re firm believers in the go-with-the-flow approach. After all, some of the most beautiful and inspired big-day looks we've ever seen are ones that feel like a sartorial extension of the bride herself. They're you — not the fairytale-princess, too-precious-to-move version of you.
With that in mind, we tracked down nine different types of brides-to-be at New York Bridal Fashion Week. Or, rather, the perfect looks for the unconventional, outside-the-corset ladies whose idea of a dream dress is one they can two-step in or wear with lug-sole shoes. Or, well...one that might actually be pants. Click ahead for our favorite non-traditional looks that still make wedding-day eyes all misty.