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What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

what to wear to a summer wedding

Well loves, it’s summer again, and you know what that means? Yep, it’s wedding season! I have two weddings coming up in July that I’ll be attending so I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect outfit. Luckily though, I’m a bridesmaid in one of the weddings, so I don’t have to worry about that one πŸ˜‰ For the wedding where I’ll just be a guest, I did happen to find a dress that I absolutely love, is perfect for a wedding, and also versatile enough to be worn again. So, if you’ve got a wedding coming up and need some ideas on what to wear to a summer wedding, then keep reading cause I got ya girl ;p


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What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

I don’t really agree with people who have tons of rules about wedding guest attire. Dressing for a wedding doesn’t have to be a huge to-do, and it doesn’t have to stress you out. There are only two rules that I bear in mind:

  1. Don’t wear white!Β Don’t even think about wearing white! Seriously, just don’t do it. You know the bride is going to be wearing white and she wants to be (and should be!) the person who stands out. Unless the invitation specifically states “please wear white,” then DON’T. WEAR. WHITE. This kind of applies to bridal events as well, such as Rehearsal Dinners and Bridal Showers, but if you have any doubts, just ask someone in the wedding party πŸ™‚
  2. The attire request on the wedding invitation really is what you should wear! Typical attire suggestions you’ll see are casual, semi-formal, and formal. Try to stick to those attire requests as much as you possibly can. If you’re not sure what to wear, Google search it, or ask someone in the wedding party. Trust me, the bride and groom would not putΒ “Formal Attire Preferred” on their invitation if they wanted you to show up in jeans and a t-shirt. This goes for more casual weddings as well. I’ve been to some pretty casual weddings where the attire suggestion was “Backyard BBQ” (what?), and some ladies showed up in 6-inch heels #awkward

Summer Wedding Guest Outfit Idea

what to wear to a summer wedding

For those summer weddings, an extra layer of “what do I wear?” is added because it’s most likely gonna be HOT. Try to keep to cool and breezy fabrics, like this Maison Jules dress (available here) from Macy’s. This is just a polyester dress, but the fabric feels nice and light and it has some great movement to the skirt to keep you cool. For men, I think fitted linen pants and a nice light button up is really attractive for a summer wedding. I love these pants here with this button up and these dress shoes. Add a fun bowtie, like this one here, and your man will be turning heads for sure πŸ˜‰

what to wear to a summer wedding

what to wear to a summer wedding

what to wear to a summer wedding

what to wear to a summer wedding

what to wear to a summer wedding

I think this dress is perfect for a summer wedding mainly because of the versatility. I can wear it to the wedding, on a date, to brunch, even for just a casual weekend look! Just switch up the heels for some strappy sandals, throw on a hat and grab your tote and you’re Saturday Market ready πŸ™‚

If you’re still unsure on what to wear to a summer wedding, I’ve linked some dresses below that I love! If you shop at Lulu’s (they have some AMAZING wedding guest dresses) shipping is free if you spend $50.00! Also, Macy’s is having a big sale on Sunday so I’ve linked some similar Maison Jules dresses below πŸ™‚

Do you have any summer weddings to attend this season? Where’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled for a wedding? Let me know in the comments!

xo,

B



Photos by Rachel at One Pot Slop

Heels and bag from One Pot Slop‘s closet πŸ™‚

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20 Comments

  • Reply Leah Weber

    Great tips! I’ve heard that the “don’t wear white to weddings” rule isn’t as common anymore but someone wore white to my wedding and I was just like really? I think it should definitely still be a rule!

    June 7, 2017 at 1:37 pm
    • Reply Brittany

      I totally agree! It’s more annoying than anything, and only because it’s tradition I think.

      June 7, 2017 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Riva Treasure

    That dress is super adorable and I LOVE the do not wear white… I seriously do not get people sometimes!!

    June 7, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    • Reply Brittany

      I know, right?! At my Engagement Party someone wore white and I was like, really? But it was only the Engagement Party, so I was kind of overreacting a bit LOL

      June 7, 2017 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Ruthie

    Love your blog and this dress is stunning!!!

    June 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm
    • Reply Brittany

      Aw thank you so much!! xo

      June 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Christine

    I would totally wear that dress to a wedding! It looks great. πŸ™‚ I agree with all your tips…especially the “don’t wear white” one.

    June 8, 2017 at 12:38 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Thanks! I feel like it’s such a basic tip but I’ve been asked recently if it was OK to where a white item to a wedding by 2 different people!

      June 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Benton

    That dress is darling! Thanks for the tips!

    June 8, 2017 at 7:44 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Thanks you love!

      June 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Amanda Kruse

    This dress is super cute for a wedding! I love the white pumps you paired with it!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    June 8, 2017 at 1:28 pm
    • Reply Brittany

      Thanks so much Amanda!

      June 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Rachel Cossette

    I LOVE this dress on you!! Super cute and the extra white items are nice too… haha!

    June 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm
    • Reply Brittany

      Thanks so much babe! I don’t know WHAT I would have done without those added pieces πŸ˜‰

      June 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Rosey

    I love the chevron pattern, you don’t see it in blue very often!

    June 9, 2017 at 3:01 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Yeah you’re right! I love it because it kind of reminded me a circus tent for some weird reason lol

      June 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Helene

    That dress is so pretty! This is the perfect outfit for any occasion during the summer. Love it!

    xo, Helene
    http://www.circleskirtsandpetticoats.wordpress.com

    June 9, 2017 at 5:43 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Thanks so much Helene! xoxo

      June 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Dia

    I can’t believe people still need to hear “don’t wear white” but I know they do. It’s like come on…. unless they have specifically said, “All white attire for all” or something on the invitation just don’t do it. I love this dress

    June 12, 2017 at 8:21 am
    • Reply Brittany

      I know, it’s really kind of crazy! And thank you!! <3

      June 12, 2017 at 3:56 pm

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