Don’t wear white unless you want to steal the bride’s thunder.
It’s pretty much a spring wedding rule that you should avoid wearing white. That color is most often associated with the bride and she should be the only one in white during the ceremony and reception. Of course, you can still wear white accessories like a pearl necklace or earrings if you wish. The bride may not mind as long as it doesn’t resemble anything close to her wedding dress.
Dress in layers.
As anyone who has ever attended a wedding knows, weddings are notorious for having either too-low or too-high temperatures. That’s why we strongly recommend to dress in layers in order to keep yourself comfortable throughout the evening. If you are at an outdoor wedding and it is going to be chilly, wear a lightweight jacket. Although it will likely get warm as the evening progresses, you can always take the jacket off and tie it around your waist if you begin to overheat. Similarly, if you are attending a wedding that is indoors, wearing layers of clothing will help keep you comfortable throughout the night without being forced to change your entire outfit based on what temperature they decide (or don’t decide) to control inside the venue.
Another really smart idea is bringing along an extra accessory that can double as both outerwear or leave-behind once you enter into the reception hall. For example: A wrap or shawl can be removed later when it gets warmer or a clutch purse can serve as outerwear during pictures and then transition into an evening bag upon entering into dinner service.
Be mindful of your shoes and how long you’ll be on your feet.
- Spring weddings are typically more casual than their winter counterparts, so you don’t need to be overly formal.
- If you’re going to a spring wedding, use some accessories that help add brightness and color. If the wedding is in a forest or outdoors, bring your favorite pair of white sneakers. For something a little more elegant, try wearing a pair of pumps or wedges to make your look pop even more.
- Your shoes should be comfortable enough for all-day wear—you’ll have them on for most of the day, so it’s better if they’re not too stiff or restrictive.
- Shoes should be versatile enough that you can wear them with dresses and with jeans later in the day as well.
- When it comes to color choices, feel free to opt for neutral colors like black and gray—they’ll go with almost any outfit. But if you want to stand out from the crowd, rock pink (or another bold color), but keep it classy by pairing it with other bold colors (like reds).
Pay attention to the dress code.
So say you’ve got a wedding with a dress code that requires suits. Not your cup of tea, right? But if you’re invited to attend, and you do happen to come in a suit, there are just a few things you should know about the dress code for men and women at this particular event. The time of day can also have an impact on what needs to be worn for each gender. Some locations may require jackets or ties for both men and women visiting from out of town.
You’ll also want to keep in mind the weather at the time (if it’s been snowing all day, chances are your dress code is going to require boots). As far as temperature goes, the people running the wedding will let you know ahead of time if there’s a chance that guests will need coats or scarves for their stay. And finally, check their website or social media pages before attending so you’ll know exactly how long they expect guests to remain before departing—and then don’t arrive until earlier than that!
It’s crucial to plan ahead. The last thing you want to do is leave planning your outfit until the last minute and have to rush around at the eleventh hour trying to decide what you’re going to wear only to find that it needs alterations (that could take weeks). If you don’t know what to wear, ask someone who does. Have your dress already chosen a month before and the shoes too! That way, if they need any fixing or altering, there will be plenty of time for that.
What to wear to a spring wedding as a plus size
When you’re choosing a wedding dress, you want to focus on how your body looks and feels in the dress, not how it will look after it’s been altered for a few different sizes. While you may have tried on several dresses in your size, chances are that the best-fitting one has been hiding in the bottom of your closet. The more time and money you save by picking an off-the-rack dress first and going up a size or two afterward, the better. Since many dresses are sold by weight rather than by size (meaning that they tend to be very tight on larger women), grooms can always find something more flattering than what they’re walking down the aisle wearing if they shop with retailers that specialize in plus sizes.
Of course, there’s no reason to completely avoid alterations at all costs. Some brides want a dramatic change from their old selves—maybe they’d like their bustline to be bigger or their waist smaller—but most others do not. When shopping for your dream gown, keep these points in mind:
What to wear to a spring wedding shower
For a spring wedding shower, keep it casual. I’d go with a blouse and dressy pants. Remember to check the weather before you go! If the forecast is dry, go for dressy shorts, a skirt, or a light dress. Don’t show too much skin—keep it modest! For shoes, choose comfy heels or flats. That way you can dance the night away on your feet all night long!
What to wear to a spring wedding in Texas
Although Texas is not just a big desert, the weather can still get warm in the spring. Dress for comfort by wearing light fabrics such as linen or cotton. These materials are more breathable and allow for air circulation to prevent you from sweating too much. It would be wise to bring a small towel that you can use to wipe sweat off your face and body.
You should also dress for beauty by choosing clothes that fit you well and complement your body type. If you have curves, wear something that accentuates them so you feel good about yourself. If you’re tall, choose bright colours with vertical lines to highlight your height. If you’re on the shorter side, wear clothes of contrasting colours or those with horizontal lines to create an illusion of height. Don’t forget your shoes! Choose comfortable ones—flats or wedges—so the only thing hurting at the end of the wedding day are your feet and not your ankles, heels or toes because of uncomfortable, tight-fitting stilettos or pumps. If you don’t have any idea on what to wear while attending a spring wedding in Texas, check out this list of guidelines below:
What to wear to a spring wedding in Arizona
As you prepare for a spring wedding in Arizona, it’s important to pay attention to the weather. A spring evening in Arizona can be very cool, even if the day is hot. You may want to wear a jacket or wrap if it gets cold at night. If you are over 50, you may want to wear a suit. It’s also important to consider your personal style and what type of event you are going to before deciding what to wear.
What to wear to a spring wedding for a man
For today’s groom in particular, we recommend a three-piece suit. There are lots of different styles out there, so you can find one that fits well to your budget. We’ve found that the more expensive the better it is to have a well-tailored suit go with your other apparel.
For those who aren’t quite ready for a full suit, we’d also recommend a bow tie as an alternative. Bow ties come in all different patterns, from plain ties to polka dots and stripes—so you can get one that works for whatever kind of wedding you’re attending! Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be black or white—you could even get one with some tiny flowers or geometric prints on it! The point of a bow tie is really just adding the option of wearing something other than the usual plain white shirt and pants combo you would normally see at most weddings.
While bow ties aren’t exactly easy on your wallet (they start at around $20), they’ll help make up for it by looking great paired with suits or casual outfits. You will look polished–and this will definitely show!
What to wear to a spring wedding over 50
If you’re in your fifties or early sixties, you probably have a pretty good idea of what looks good on your body and what doesn’t. Don’t be afraid to show off your figure, but keep things elegant and classy. Consider a long, flowing dress—but make sure it’s not too tight or too low cut; and steer clear of anything with loud patterns or neon colors. You’re simply trying to look beautiful, not better than the bride herself!
Of course, if you feel comfortable wearing short dresses and crop tops at this age, by all means go for it. But if you want to ensure that no one’s eyes are pointed in your direction during the reception photos, I recommend avoiding anything too skimpy or skin-baring.
What to wear to a spring wedding as a guest
A spring wedding is a great opportunity to wear something that really works with the season. The bride and groom should be the main focus of attention on the day, so don’t upstage them by dressing in too “in fashion” or “out of season” an attire. If you’re invited to a spring wedding, avoid white as your plan for the ceremony, since it can make you look “too prim and proper” at times of celebration. For women, bring a coat or wrap in case you get chilly during the ceremony or reception; men should do so as well if they aren’t comfortable standing around in their own filth after taking off their suit jacket. Another option is to wear casual pants instead of a suit and tie—a lot of guys will opt for this combination anyway when they’re attending another man’s wedding!
What to wear to a spring wedding at a winery
Thankfully, spring weddings are generally easier to dress for than summer weddings — you’re not likely to be as hot as you would be in midsummer, and there’s less chance of rain anticipated. But if you’re headed to a vineyard or winery wedding in the spring, it’s important to keep a few things in mind:
- Don’t wear heels that sink into the ground: This is why most women opt for the block heel while wine tasting. It doesn’t have the same problems with sinking into grass or gravel. Another option: sandals with a low wedge heel that are sturdy enough to walk through uneven terrain.
- Be ready for rain and wind: Vineyards can get blowy, so be prepared with some sort of lightweight jacket or shawl that will look good and keep you warm if temperatures dip (and keep your hair looking right).
What to wear to a spring black tie wedding
A tuxedo: Nothing says “dapper” quite like a black tuxedo.
Formal dress shoes: While black dress shoes are also fine, feel free to get fancy with your choice of footwear if you’re into that sort of thing. We recommend either loafers or ballet flats. Either style is more elegant than the more common wingtip oxfords.
Women and men need to think about dress code, comfort, accessories, and self-care for a spring wedding.
- Dress code.
First things first: you and your date need to figure out what the dress code is for the wedding. If you’re not sure, ask the bride or groom! You don’t want to show up overdressed or underdressed, do you? And if you are one of the two people getting married, make sure that you let your guests know what they should wear by establishing a dress code on your invitations.
No matter what type of outfit you choose to wear, be sure that it also fits well and isn’t too tight or too loose. Sleeveless dresses can sometimes be quite revealing depending on your body type, so if you’re concerned about arm jiggle or a bit of belly pooch showing through, wear something with straps and/or sleeves.