this was forever ☾
May 16, 2016

When being invited to a wedding, we firstly need to find a present for the bride and groom. Once this has been sorted, it’s time to worry about what to wear for the special day. Here’s what you need to know about wedding guest outfit shopping!

Buy Something New
A lot of people decide to wear something from their wardrobe for the wedding they are attending. But if you do, you will often be left feeling disappointed you didn’t get something new to wear. After all, there will be a lot of photos taken on the day, so you want to look your best. You should go shopping at least a couple of weeks before the big day. It will give you enough time to find an outfit you truly love.



Dress to the Setting
You should consider what the wedding will be like before going to choose a new outfit to wear. After all, if it’s on a beach, you can be a lot more casual than if you were going to be at a church. Some bride and groom’s write on their invite what the dress code is so you know. If it is in a church, you need to be respectful and cover your arms while you’re in the church. Likewise, if the wedding is in a mosque, you could wear an abaya dress to be dressed appropriately, and to fit the setting. You can always ask the bride to be for advice on what you should wear.

Check the Weather
Before choosing an outfit to wear for the wedding, you should consider what the weather will be like on the wedding day. You don’t want to end up cold as you are wearing a short dress while on a hot summer’s day you don’t want to be sweating in long sleeves. You can always take a cardigan to wear later on if it does get colder.

Pick Out Shoes
Your whole outfit for the wedding can be ruined if you don’t wear cute shoes. Choose a nice set of heels which will go with the dress you have bought. Consider whether you will have to walk around a lot during the wedding as you may want to wear flats instead. Again, it depends on the theme so check what’s happening first before buying some new shoes.

Accessorize
Part of the fun of dressing up for a wedding is you get to accessorize. Hair accessories go down well at weddings, so why not choose a glamorous hat or fascinator you can wear with your outfit. Make sure you get your nicest earrings and necklaces out to wear with your dress. It’s often an excellent time to get them out and take advantage of them for a change!

Change for the evening
Some people decide they want to get changed for the reception when they attend a wedding. After all, you can often get hot and sweaty during the day so another outfit means you will feel fresh and ready to party the night away! It can be easier to change if you are staying at the venue overnight, as you will have your hotel room.

Once you have chosen an outfit, you can concentrate on having a good time when you get there!