Registry Office Wedding Dresses: 21 of Our Favourite Styles

Planning a registry office wedding? There’s no reason why you can’t still look like you’ve just dropped out of heaven. Take a look at our favourite registry office wedding dresses to inspire you...


Whether your registry office wedding is your main event or it’s an add-on to your destination wedding, you’ll want to look fabulous in a registry office wedding dress when you say your vows.


It can be pretty difficult to know what to wear to a registry office wedding, especially since there aren’t really any hard and fast rules.

In short, pretty much anything goes – brides who are just having a registry office wedding might want to wear a traditional wedding dress, while others might opt for a suit, jumpsuit, or something shorter. Alternatively, you could go totally off-piste and wear an entirely different style or colour. Who said you have to choose white?

We’ve scoured the web for the best registry office wedding dresses of the moment, but before you get shopping, take a look at our top tips for dressing for a registry office wedding. Follow them and there’s no way you won’t look fabulous.

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What to Wear to a Registry Office Wedding

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  1. Think about whether your registry office wedding is the main event or whether it’s the pre-cursor to your wedding abroad. Of course, you’ll want to look your fabulous best for either, but if it’s the main event you might be more inclined to go for something a little dressier. If you’ve got a wedding celebration to follow, a shorter dress or jumpsuit might do the trick.
  2. Think about the location of the registry office. Are you dressing for a super-sleek city wedding? Or something Gretna Green-esque in the countryside? The location of your registry office is likely to influence the style of outfit you go for.
  3. Think about your personal style. Don’t go for something totally unique just because you feel you have to. You’re supposed to look like the best version of you on your wedding day… not someone else. Modern brides might like a jumpsuit or tailored suit, while traditional brides might like a short or long dress with ruffles aplenty.
  4. The most important rule? Wear something you really love. It goes without saying, really, but whether you fancy something bold, something subtle or even a power suit, remember that anything goes.

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The Best Registry Office Wedding Dresses

Olivia Von Halle Margeaux Bonnie Midi Dress – £395


How beautiful is this midi dress by Olivia Von Halle?

Crafted in the finest jacquard silk, it is the ultimate ready-to-wear statement piece with a dramatic yet chic drape. Pair with over-sized earrings and your favourite heels for a summer-appropriate registry office wedding look to die for.

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ASOS EDITION Ruched Halter-Neck Maxi Wedding Dress – £120


Everything in the ASOS EDITION line is designed with total attention to detail for the most memorable moments in your life. For that reason, one of their wedding dresses would be perfect for your registry office wedding.

We’re totally obsessed with this ruched halter neck maxi dress. It is crafted in a luxurious ivory fabric and features chic twist detailing to the front. It has a zip fastening down the back and a slim-fit skirt. The simplicity of this gown makes it perfect for registry office wear.

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Whistles Clemetine Wedding Dress – £499


The Clementine dress is a beautiful update on the traditional wedding dress which would be perfect for your registry office wedding.

It features elegant off-the-shoulder straps, a knee-length pleated skirt and elliptical hem. It is light and feminine and would be especially pretty in the spring or summer.

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ASOS EDITION Structured Bandeau Wedding Dress – £150


The structured bandeau wedding dress by ASOS EDITION is totally perfect for a registry office wedding, not only because of its stylish shape but also its midi-length.

As well as boasting a bandeau neckline, this dress has a flattering box-pleated skirt cut-out detailing to the front. What’s not to love?

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Lipsy High Neck Fishtail Bridal Maxi Dress – £75


Lipsy have long been front-runners in the budget wedding dress stakes, and if your registry office wedding is the main event, you might want to opt for a maxi dress like their beautiful fishtail design.

It comes in at only £75 making it super affordable, yet it’ll look demure and expensive in your photographs.

It has an elegant halterneck, ruched detailing to the neckline and a slimming, figure-skimming shape. We’re huge fans of this dress.

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Whistles Annie Wedding Blazer & Trouser – both £299

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If wearing a dress isn’t really your cup of tea, why not opt for a chic bridal suit like this one by Whistles?

Its casual nature would make it perfect for a registry office wedding while still looking super glam. What’s more, you could wear each piece over and over again, either together or separately.

The Annie blazer is cut in an easy, double-breasted shape and looks wonderful when paired with the coordinating trousers. Style with a statement lip for a bridal get-up any modern bride would be in awe of.

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Whistles Eve Silk Wedding Dress – £599

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If you’ve got your heart set on a maxi dress, why not treat yourself to the Eve silk wedding dress by Whistles?

It is a beautiful choice for the modern bride. An intricate bodice with deep V-neckline and fitted waist cascades into a chic, full skirt. The back is equally as beautiful – it has frilled straps and a gathering with a bow trim at the centre of the lower back.

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Jason Wu Collection Lace Trimmed Dress – £1,360

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Brides looking to splash the cash on their registry office wedding dress will adore the smart and modern lace trimmed crepe dress by Jason Wu.

It is a chic option for brides who have a low-key ceremony in mind, and will be perfect for dancing the night away after you’ve said your vows. We love the wispy lace hem, V-neckline and knee-skimming skirt length.

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Adrianna Papell Long Sleeve Drape Back Jumpsuit – £235

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Here at Hitched HQ we’re huge fans of the bridal jumpsuit, and this piece by Adrianna Papell would be the perfect registry office wedding outfit.

It’s a great alternative to the classic wedding dress, and with cape-style sleeves and swag detail to the back, is the perfect mix of casual and dressed-up. This piece is crafted in a stretch crepe fabric with a faux-wrap bodice and a cut to the wide leg silhouette.

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Zara Camisole Dress – £49.99


Keep it super sleek and simple with Zara’s take on the hottest dress trend of the summer – the satin slip dress.

Perfect for your registry office wedding thanks to its fuss-free silhouette and flawless fabric, it features spaghetti straps and an ever-so-flattering cowl neckline. Style this dress with some strappy heeled sandals and a statement clutch.

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Chi Chi Denton Dress – £68

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All hail Chi Chi – a Hitched favourite when it comes to bridalwear on a budget.

We love their Denton dress, a sleek and simple midi dress with a fitted bodice and scooped neckline. Style your hair inn an up-do and splash that money you’ve saved on your wedding dress on a pair of designer heels. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

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Heavenly Ladder Trim Wrap Dress – £179


Dreaming up something with a subtle print? Choose Ted Baker’s elegant wrap dress – a ladylike gown which would be perfect for a relaxed and intimate ceremony.

It has all-over metallic flecks which add instant glamour to your registry office get-up.

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Chi Chi Flora Dress – £80


Next up we’ve got another dress by Chi Chi, this time in the form of their beautiful lace Flora dress.

This is perfect for a registry office, because not only is it intricate and bridal but the midi-length makes it that little bit more casual.

It is adorned with beautiful lace and features an illusion sweetheart neckline, scalloped hem and sheer arms. We’re certain you’re going to love it.

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Solace London Bahar Dress – £370


The Bahar dress by Solace London just screams elegance and is the perfect, understated wedding dress for your registry office ceremony.

It starts off with a fitted high neck and nipped-in waist before falling into a cascading, asymmetric skirt with a flared hem to ensure maximum movement. We’re totally in love with this number.

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Reiss Anastasia Flared-Hem Dress – £295


The Anastasia dress by Reiss is demure and chic. It is made from luxurious lace which covers the entirety of the gown.

The silhouette is flattering – the dress falls delicately over your body, showing off your figure, and cascades into a floaty skirt with asymmetric flutes for added glamour.

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Ted Baker Lornia Dress – £169


You can’t go far wrong with a gown by Ted Baker, and certainly not with this check stitch detail dress.

Thanks to its playful and sporty vibe, it is perfect for those relaxed brides looking for something cool and effortless for their big day. We love the high neckline and the stripes on the skirt. Pair it with some heeled sandals for a seemingly thrown-together summer wedding in the city.

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Ted Baker Sieera Lace Tunic Dress – £169


The Sieera tunic dress is effortless and elegant, and paired with some pretty hair accessories and nude heels, would make the perfect bridal outfit.

It is cut to an A-line silhouette and has delicate lace detailing to the front, neckline and sleeves.

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Ted Baker One Shoulder Frill Jumpsuit – £299


Up next we’ve got another jumpsuit, this time in the form of Ted Baker’s one shoulder frill jumpsuit which just screams glamorous bride.

The fitted trousers and embellished belt add an element of sophistication while the statement, ruffled sleeve gives the piece a modern twist.

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Reiss Rosina Dress – £195


The Rosina dress is a beautiful wedding day choice. It is cut to a structured fit-and-flare silhouette and features delicate Broderie Anglais detailing.

Sleeveless and designed to fall just above the knee, it’s the perfect daytime dress that would work wonderfully with a colour-pop shoe and a clutch bag.

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Reiss Arlo Dress – £225


There’s no rule which states you have to go for white with your registry office wedding dress, so we thought we’d bring the gorgeous Arlo dress by Reiss to your attention.

If you’re looking for something a little more striking, this unapologetically retro dress will do the trick with its bold print, keyhole detailing and twist-front bodice. This is a winner.

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Monsoon Pandora Short Sleeve Jumpsuit – £110


The Pandora jumpsuit will have you standing out from the crowd as you say your vows.

It can be dressed up or down depending on the style of event you’re going for, and has an elegant keyhole and flattering wrap bodice. What’s not to adore?

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Reiss Aria Dress – £235

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How beautiful is the Aria dress by Reiss? It’s almost as though it has been made with your registry office wedding in mind.

It is designed with a bespoke geometric lace overlay that’s both contemporary and impactful. It has a flattering slim-fit silhouette, falls to a midi-length and has pretty sheer sleeves. We love it.

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Foxiedox Hali Dress – £190


This dress is the perfect way to incorporate the “something blue” tradition into your registry wedding outfit.

It is by Foxiedox and just screams summer thanks to its ribbon-tie straps, blue lace detailing and pretty midi-length. Pair with some nude heels to finish your look off perfectly.

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