Wedding Guest Styling Tips You Need This Summer!

Do you have a wedding coming up this year and want to be the best dressed? You’re in the right place. We’re here with our best wedding guest styling tips to help you find the perfect fit for the occasion, from fitting in with the venue to your shoe choice and everything in between!

Is There A Dress Code?

The first question to ask yourself when choosing your wedding guest dresses this season is whether there is a dress code. If there is a dress code on the invitation or passed on to you by the bride or groom, then it’s quite clear what you need to do, which is follow it! Even if the dress code seems quite specific or maybe even a bit annoying (I mean, who wants everyone to wear purple to their wedding?!), it’s what the couple wants for their day, and the last thing you want to do is disrupt their day or how they pictured it with your outfit. So, be respectful of the couple’s wishes when it comes to a dress code, as it could be an important wedding detail for them and it might also help you narrow down your choices when it comes to deciding what to wear!

Where’s The Venue?

If there’s no dress code, then don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Start by thinking about where the venue is. This can help you decide the kind of dress you might want to wear, so pay close attention. Often, depending on the venue, it’s pretty obvious what kind of outfit you’d wear, for example, a floaty bright dress for a beach wedding or a more formal cocktail dress for a wedding at a fancy hotel. If it’s not fully obvious what you might wear to a particular venue, then go with something that makes you feel great and comfortable and seems fitting, or, of course, have a chat with friends who are going to get a vibe!

Pick Your Colour Scheme

Now that you know the kind of style you’re going for, pick your colour scheme. Of course, we’re avoiding white here (unless indicated on the dress code, e.g. wear orange or red dresses), and another good tip is to have a look at the main colours on the invite and avoid those where possible. They usually show the colour scheme for the whole wedding, likely including the bridesmaid dresses. It’s always a bit awkward blending in with the bridesmaids at a wedding, so this is a good tip. From here, the world is your oyster! Get some inspiration from other people’s wedding looks to help if you’re stuck; otherwise, just have a bit of a look around to see what you like. We love yellow, orange, pink or blue for a wedding, especially in the summer.

Think About Your Shoes

Once you’ve got your dress or outfit in mind, it’s time to think about your shoes. Back to the venue, have a think about what you’re going to be comfortable in. If you’re headed to the beach, flat sandals are a sensible choice, or you could go for something slightly less comfortable if you know you’ll be on flat surfaces all day! You can even get transferable heels these days, so you can take a flat attachment in your bag and swap them out for the heels when you want to start dancing the night away. Skip anything super casual (we hope that trainers are a given) and you should be good to go.

Don’t Forget Your Hair and Accessories!

Considering your hair and accessories properly could be what brings your outfit to life, so don’t leave them to the last minute! With your hair, think about the top of your outfit and how much detail there is. If you want to let that shine, go for a lovely up-do (we love an up-do for a wedding as we tend to wear them less, so it feels a bit more special). If the top of your dress is more simple, you can do whatever you want hair-wise. The same goes for your accessories, a more simple dress would look stunning with statement jewellery, or if your dress has lots of embellishments or detail, then more simple accessories would be ideal.