Weddings are one of the most exciting and emotional experiences a couple will go through. More than a symbol of their commitment, the ceremony is also a way to introduce their relationship to their friends and family. Because of this, personalizing one’s wedding ceremony is highly encouraged.
Adventurous couples who are passionate about their bike can have a biker-themed wedding. Below are seven wedding dress ideas for a biker bride, as well as a list of some things to consider as you plan your biker wedding.
Biker Wedding Dress Ideas
1. Bridal Bike Shorts
American actress Zoë Kravitz was seen wearing a pair of bridal bike shorts during her rehearsal dinner. She completed her outfit with a bespoke and crocheted mother-of-pearl dress by Danielle Frankel and simple white heels.
2. Leather Jacket and Dress Combo
Combining elegance with a touch of wildness, donning a black leather jacket over your wedding dress creates an eccentric contrast. Leather jackets are also commonly associated with bikers, so wearing one can be an homage to the biker community. They are available in a diverse array of styles and designs, making them an effective way to personalize your outfit for your special day.
3. White Leather and Lace Ensemble
Pairing a white wedding dress with a white leather jacket instead of black removes the sharp contrast. This biker wedding dress idea is perfect if you want a subtle hint of fierceness in your outfit.
4. Bridal Garter with Dirt Bike Charm
An often overlooked bridal accessory, garters are worn on the leg and are central to the tradition of garter toss. Similar to bouquet tosses, when you catch the garter, it is viewed as a sign that you will be the next to get married. Given that it is typically used as a keepsake after the ceremony, buying a unique and personalized garter is preferable.
5. Short Soft Zip-Up Faux Suede Biker Moto Jacket
Instead of leather, this biker jacket is made of soft faux suede fabric and 100% polyester. A faux suede jacket is an excellent alternative to leather jackets because it is lighter, more comfortable, and has better thermal insulation. It is generally the more cost-effective option as well.
There are plenty of color options you can choose from, depending on the season, the color scheme of your wedding, the design of your dress, and other factors.
6. Matching Wedding Dress and Gloves
Keep in mind that it does not have to be riding gloves; look for a pair that goes perfectly with your overall style.
7. Biker Bride Wedding Durag
It is important to know the history of what you wear, of what they represent for different people. Although durags have been popularized since the 1990s by well-known rappers such as Jay-Z, acknowledging the history behind the clothing shows your respect for it.
8. Black Dress and Black Leather Boots Combo
9. White Dress With Black Biker Boots and Bolero
10. Embroidered Black Bridal
There are plenty of options to personalize a plain jacket. Choosing one that has a floral design with the word “Mrs.,” such as that pictured above, creates a juxtaposition between grungy and lovely.
You can wear a flower crown that matches the jacket’s floral design to complete the look. Otherwise, you can intentionally style your hair to be messy and teased.
11. White Biker Jacket With White Dress
12. White Jacket With Slit Dress
Other Things to Consider for Your Biker Wedding
Logistics of the Ceremony
Biker wedding ceremonies are typically held outside. Two columns of bikers will form a makeshift aisle, and they will press the accelerator and rev their engines as the bride walks past. They will turn off their engines at the same time to mark the start of the ceremony. The bikers will once again rev their bikes’ engines as a send-off for the newlyweds.
The couple has the option to ride their bike away from the venue. This romantic idea comes with several logistical considerations:
- How long will the gown be?
- Will it be safe to ride the bike in the dress?
- How will the dress be kept clean throughout the ride?
Customizations to the Dress
Every bride goes through at least two fittings for their wedding dress. Generally, alterations to wedding dresses are made to better accentuate the bride’s body and style.
If you plan on having a biker-themed wedding, you will have to think about customizations and modifications that will accommodate the logistics of the ceremony.
Here are some ideas you can think about:
- Add slits to the sides of your dress to make getting on and off your bike easier.
- Shorten the train so there is less material hanging off the bike.
- Make the dress more tight-fitting to avoid material on the sides of the bike while riding.
These customizations will not only make maneuvering easier but also prevent possible wardrobe malfunctions. Make sure to account for the costs of dress customizations in your wedding budget.
Work With the Theme
There are plenty of avenues for personalization you can take to emphasize the biker theme of your ceremony: your wedding cake can have a biker motif; your wedding hashtag can incorporate the word “biker” in it; your stationery can be designed with biker-related ideas.
How much you want to utilize your theme is also up to you; you can go all the way, or you can be subtle about it. These are only three suggestions — there are endless opportunities to make your wedding one-of-a-kind and memorable.