How to Dress as a Guest for a Spring Wedding

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Wedding season is almost upon us, and with it comes the pressure of deciding what to wear as a wedding guest for a spring wedding. It can be a bit of a minefield, deciding what to wear – avoiding white as well as the wedding colours in case you are mistaken for a member of the bridal party. Having been invited to a wedding myself recently, I have been trying to look for an outfit myself and wanted to put together some tips.

Avoid White

A somewhat outdated viewpoint, you might argue, but I can’t think of anything worse than turning up to a wedding wearing white, cream, ivory or any other derivative. You are there to celebrate a loved one’s wedding. They are in the spotlight, not you. So just don’t wear anything which might risk taking any attention away from them on their special day. There are so many other colours to choose from, there is no need.

Find out the Wedding Colours

Talking about colours, it is always good to ask around and see if you can find out what the wedding colours will be. The reason for this is, with many couples opting to buy from the high street for bridesmaid dresses, the chances are fairly high that you might end up looking like you are part of the bridal party.

Find an Outfit You Can Wear Again

I don’t have a lot of money for new outfits, so I always try and opt for something I can wear for a variety of occasions, rather than just one. I like floaty, floral dresses, like this one from New Look, that can be dressed up with heels and a blazer or dressed down with flats and a cardigan. They can also be worn throughout the seasons, adding layers like tights and coats where necessary.

Accessorise

I am a huge fan of accessories to complete an outfit. I am also a huge fan of shoes. Lace & Favour have an excellent range of occasion shoes available as well as wedding hair accessories, veils and jewellery. I was kindly gifted a pair of The Perfect Bridal Company Celia lace platform peep toes from Lace & Favour and they are gorgeous.

I have built up a lovely collection of jewellery over the past year or so. My current favourites are the pink cat eye necklace from Roses & Whiskey and the forget me not teardrop pendant from Shrieking Violet.

I was gifted the pair of heels and a necklace featured in this post, however all words and images are my own. 

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