In this day and age, there are so many nontraditional wedding dresses worth considering for your big day: shorter cocktail-style numbers, colorful gowns, sustainable styles—even bridal jumpsuits are having a moment! But still, there’s something to be said for a good old-fashioned princess gown—the sort of stunning, floor-sweeping, head-turning dress you likely dreamed about as a little kid and doodled in countless spiral notebooks (perhaps surrounded by cursive scribblings of the names of your grade-school crushes?).
Yes, those of us who came of age in the era of Disney Princess domination have likely all dreamt of wearing an outrageously expensive Vera Wang, Marchesa or McQueen down the aisle at one point or another—in short, a wedding gown that probably looks something like one of the 50 breathtakingly beautiful designer dresses in the gallery above. Even if you’re not tying the knot anytime soon—or aren’t ready to cough up well over four figures for your bridal dress (hey, join the club!)—consider this your daily dose of wedding inspiration. Click through to peep 50 outrageously opulent wedding gowns.