Wedding guest fashion tips you should know
Now that spring has almost sprung, you probably have a few weddings to start getting ready for. March marks the beginning of wedding season so friends and family will start tying the knot once it gets underway.
Even if you have just the one wedding to go to, it takes a fair bit of thought to put your outfit together. You need to consider what type of wedding it is, if there are any requests from the bride and groom, what the weather may be like and how long the day is. All of this will affect what you end up wearing.
But where do you start with putting together a look for attending a wedding? Here are some tips that will see you look stylish but without upsetting the bride:
Check out the colour scheme
Knowing what the colour scheme for the big day is can have a huge effect on what you wear. After all, you don't want to wear a pastel pink dress if the bridesmaids are wearing pastel pink dresses, as this can be a bit awkward.
While it is traditional for the wedding party to include touches in their outfit that reflect the colour scheme, this isn't the case for guests. This means steering clear of the colours that are the focus of the day. However, you also don't want to clash too much, so bear this in mind too.
We never know what the weather is going to be like, which means you need to plan for all eventualities. The best way to do this is to layer up. Creating an outfit that includes layers that are easy to remove will ensure you're ready for most forms of weather but don't end up with too many elements to your outfit.
It may be a super sunny day but the reception venue might be super drafty, which means a light jacket or shrug is needed. You may start out the day enjoying brilliant sunshine but these could easily turn to rain so you need a waterproof layer.
Having a couple of different layers at the ready will keep you comfortable and mean you can just drape any layers you don't need on the back of your chair while you dance the night away.
Avoid heavy accessories
Weddings are long days, which means you'll end up feeling incredibly tired even before they are over. If you add heavy accessories into the mix, you'll likely feel uncomfortable as well as ready for bed.
Your statement necklace or chandelier earrings may look good, but after a few hours, they are likely to start weighing you down and even possibly causing you pain. This is why it is a good idea to wear small and comfortable accessories and jewellery, especially as you're less likely to end up removing and losing them.
Rather than big dangly earrings, wear small and pretty ones, such as our silver crystal stud earrings. The same goes for necklaces, with pieces like our subtle mixed metal layered necklace being ideal for a small touch of sparkle.
Wear practical footwear
There are so many ways that footwear can be impractical when it comes to wedding. For starters, if part of the day is being held outside and you need to deal with gravel and/or grass, wearing stilettos is probably not the best idea.
It's important to remember that you'll be stood up for long periods of time during photos and that you'll be dancing in the evening. This means that wearing comfortable shoes is important, after all, you don't want to be the person walking around bare foot.
Either take a spare pair of flat shoes - such as pumps - with you so you can swap your footwear later on, or stick with a comfortable pair throughout the day so there's less chance of getting achy feet. They may not look as fabulous as the skyscraper heels you usually wear, but you'll thank us for the recommendation part way through the reception.
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