The wonderful season of weddings is upon us! If you've got a fridge full of invites (like me… eek!) you know the pro's and con's of attending multiple weddings. There's the travel, hotel, getting a present, taking time off, aaaand finding the perfect dress. I haven't completely mastered decoding a dress code but I do have some ideas I've picked up along the way. There are lots of different styles of weddings - you can wear long, short, midi, formal, patterned, solid, fitted, flowy, etc.. Just remember one thing: nobody will remember what you're wearing because it is ALL about the bride!! You do want to look appropriate and comfortable :) Some of my top picks for different venues are below! I've got some of my tips for figuring out what to wear below too!
Pink Cocktail // Purple Formal // Blue Garden
Pink Daytime // Blue Upscale // Pink Beach
Patterned Casual // Green Formal // Yellow Outdoor
Style of the invitation // This is a dead giveaway for how dressy or casual the wedding will be. Take note of font, embossing, formality, wording, etc.
Location // Is the ceremony in a church? Will you be outside in the heat? Will you be at a swanky country club? This is something you need to take into consideration because it will determine your level of comfort and how conservative you need to be.
Overdress // If all else fails - overdress. It's much better to have a more formal dress than one that looks like you're simply going to a dinner party.
Wedding Colors // Some times the invitation will specify what colors to not wear because the bridesmaids or MOB will be wearing something specific. If it's not noted and the invitation has a lot of navy in it (for example) I would say try to stay away from navy blues.
Fingertip Rule // If it's shorter than your fingertips… don't wear it. period.
Shoes // If you're on grass stick with wedges or flats. Comfort is key! There's nothing I hate more than needing to take my shoes off to dance at the end of the night and the ground is soaked in spilled drinks.
Classic Look // This isn't the time to try out something trendy… Focus on what makes you feel like a million bucks and what fits your body best. You don't want to be adjusting your dress all night or worrying about how you look. Weddings are supposed to be FUN!
Okay, that's all I can think of!! Do you have any tips?
I was at one of my best girlfriend's wedding last weekend and this Thursday I'm off to one of my best guy friend's wedding in Florida!! So many weddings and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love being able to celebrate love and see the people I care about find their forever! My dress for this coming weekend - I won't lie… I'm not 100% sure which dress I'm going to wear yet. Rent The Runway has been a total flop for me. Since it's on the beach I'm going to go for something romantic and breezy. Perhaps in a blue! That seems to be my go-to color recently ;)