I love non traditional. Just do what makes you happy! My dress is blue with stars, just because I like it 😊 I had a hard time at shops, every dress I tried on I just kept saying “it’s so ordinary.”So I wound up buying online. Shops were very helpful with seeing how shapes look and fit on my body, though.
I am getting colour added to the bottom of my dress. Some people have asked me if I am sure I want that and not just a white dress. But the colors reflect something that's important to me and my fiance. So I am still getting them done.
What about wearing something more along the lines of a grad/prom dress? That way you can still get it all blinged out or as big as you want and not be plain like a BM dress. It would be the same stores a bride would go I would think.