Wedding season is upon us, and that means it’s time to have enough outfits that your social media images don’t make it seem like you were at one wedding with interchangeable guests… and brides… and grooms. If you’ve got one dress that is your trusty companion to all formal events, it’s time to up your game.
Weddings, whether in the warmer seasons or the cooler ones, are special occasions for all involved, usually involving lots of fond memories and more than enough photographs. You don’t want the newlyweds to think you don’t care about their special day, and so it’s important to have a few different outfits you can cycle through, leaving you prepared to make unique memories at each wedding.
Let’s check out some outfit ideas for a wedding that can help you add some options to the event wardrobe rotation.
August is the most popular month for weddings, and so it makes sense to prepare for the warmer months first. Dresses are the obvious choice and for good reason. There are heaps of variety available that flatter every shape and size. If you’re anticipating a hot day, think of a slim-strapped dress that suits your colouring. You can wear this with some heels or flats depending on what you’re more comfortable with; pair it with some matching accessories like jewellery and some hair clips and you’re in business for an outfit that is summery, playful, and fun.
Looking party-ready whilst not detracting from the happy couple’s limelight is important for weddings, especially if you’re going to be at a particularly formal wedding. Weddings that take place at venues like country clubs will have more traditional and formal dress codes. There’s nothing worse than feeling the judgement of country club regulars as you are wearing a dress that’s ever so slightly too short. Vintage jewellery is the perfect companion to a traditional outfit, pearl earrings, gemstone pendants, and other more subtle pieces of jewellery are the perfect accent.
When autumn comes around, some people think the best type of wedding is one replete with crunchy, orange leaves, and a crispy cold in the air. For these weddings, consider either trousers or tights for your outfit. The darker colours, rich reds and bold blues, will be perfect for a cold-weather wedding. A helpful hack for winter weddings is to think about where you add your layers. Layers will be your life-saver at a wedding with cold weather, and you can opt to have them underneath or on top of your main layer.
Thermal vests and other under-armour pieces of clothing will make a big difference to your overall body temperature that might be the element that seals the deal on whether or not you have a good time at the event. Equally, you can make a jacket or coat your statement piece – ideally one with a bold colour or pattern involved. Wear a plain dress or suit beneath this to ensure that you are cosy warm and absolutely fashionable all at once. This is ideal for weddings that are due to take place outdoors during the winter, though it’s worth remembering that such occasions are rare.
We all love weddings. Gathering around with friends and strangers to celebrate the love shared between the couple you all know. Whether you’re the type of person to check ‘attending’ on every invite no matter how well you know the soon-to-be spouses, or if you’re very discerning about which events you attend, you deserve to have a few different outfit ideas stored away for when you’re gearing up to go to photograph-heavy occasions like weddings. Feel the love!