What to Wear to a Wedding

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Summer is the season for weddings. Who wouldn’t want a wedding in the sun? But then again, British weather is unpredictable. I have a wedding to attend later this month and a few next summer. I’ve been looking around online for the perfect dress to wear for my cousin’s wedding and begin the fuss pot I am, it is hard. I’ve been looking high and low across the internet, ordering, trying them on and returning them. Stressful!

I guess there are “rules” as to what not to wear but no one seems to adhere to them to some extent. You can’t wear a full white or a full black outfit, nothing too casual or too clubbing like, nothing revealing or too short, nothing too bridesmaid-y or bride look. I’m sure there’s plenty more other rules out there. These days, many people are wearing a black outfit to a wedding. Monochrome is an option . I definitely would but I’m trying to wear more colour. Above are a few of my picks that are affordable and wont break the bank.

I seem to have chosen a nude, pink, coral, lace palette which I would say is definitely a must this season. Don’t be afraid the experiment with colour. With dresses, you don’t want to look better than the bride. Of course you don’t have to wear dresses. Pencil skirt, linen trousers, blouses, blazers etc are applicable. You’re not restricted. Florals is a great pattern to go for.

graducation dresses

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These are the more towards the higher end in terms of price (£100 or more) if you feel you can part with your money just for one occasion.

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Shoes is definitely the next important item on the list. Obviously no sneakers, beach sandals and boots. To be on the safe side, go for heels. It doesn’t have to be high, kitten heels can do the trick. If you’re not a heels girl, flats is your best friend. I have chosen closed toe footwear with a point as I feel that it gives off more of a formal feel than an open toe shoe but you’re not limited to wearing only closed toe shoes. I must admit, I am planning on wearing an open toe heeled strappy sandal, my Zara ones. Does that make me a bad person? Don’t hate me. If you’re really indecisive, a classy court heel will definitely do the trick. You probably already own a pair meaning you won’t have to shop therefore saving a bit of money!

So what about wedges? I’m yet to find a nice pair online but yes you can. You just need to find the perfect one, nothing too high or too casual. It can be a hit and miss but it depends on how strict the dress code is. I would say no to flatforms in general and definitely refrain from wearing any sparkly footwear.

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To me, weddings scream out clutch or boxy style bags. Most clutches will come with a strap so you’re not holding it throughout the day. You can bring a hand bag if you have a lot more to carry or you want to look less dressed up. I know many people will bring one. If you have a black or monochrome outfit, style it with a coloured bag.

Some, more like 85%, of these items are on my wish list. I could buy some and wear them for next year’s wedding? Some of these items you may disagree on but it definitely depends not he culture and the dress code. Now back to finding my one dress.

Do you have any tips on what to wear to a wedding? I’d love to know some.


  1. atosa nikkhah
    9th August 2014 / 11:06 pm

    great post i always struggle to choose what to wear to a wedding i love the blue dress x

  2. 純子☾junko
    9th August 2014 / 11:24 pm

    Very useful post! I actually had no idea that there are so many rules since I've never been a wedding before….. I think I'm the type who would show up in all black and wonder why people are looking at me a bit strangely, haha ^ ^' But the options you listed really simplify the process ⋆✫milkymemoir.blogspot.ca✫⋆

  3. Anne | mz Didi
    9th August 2014 / 11:32 pm

    Great post! I've got a wedding to go to in Bali and it would be summer there so I'm also on a hunt for a nice wedding guest dress =)

  4. Renata Burden
    10th August 2014 / 12:04 am

    Gorgeous outfits! Wish I had a wedding to go to just to dress up like this. 🙂


  5. 10th August 2014 / 5:22 am

    From a male point-of-view….well-polished shoes are a must. People need to see the shine!
    Many men are not bothered about colour coordinating, but It's improving a bit.

  6. Ashley
    14th August 2014 / 1:51 pm

    I love the collections you have selected but to me depending on the theme of the wedding that's where I will be able to choose my dress. However, I have to go with the pastel dress. http://www.herjunction.com

  7. Mimie Niiouh
    14th August 2014 / 5:50 pm

    Nice post! I love bags *^*
    I will go to a wedding on september, and just bought a beautiful pink asymetric dress!!
    I have to choose accessories now héhé

  8. Carmen Cotugno
    15th August 2014 / 12:46 am

    nice tips, thanks 🙂

  9. Brittany Ting
    15th August 2014 / 5:45 am

    yes! and def do not wear white haha

    xoxo afaithinfashion.blogspot.com

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