Outdoor Weddings: What to Wear Guide

There is something quite magical about an outdoor wedding. Seated beneath the stars with white fairy lights throughout the evening or under the shimmering sky and sunshine throughout the day, there is no denying that an outdoor wedding is a wonderful way to celebrate the wedding of your nearest and dearest. There are a few important factors to consider to outdoor wedding outfits however so we’ve got you covered on all the do’s and don’ts to make sure you are elegant and chic for your outdoor celebrations.

The Perfect Outdoor Setting

The location and the dress, two of the most important factors for most couples when they begin planning their venue. Whatever the venue chosen by the soon-to-be married couple, you can guarantee that countless hours of discussions, viewings and pinterest inspiration boards went into deciding their location. The venue plays a large part in determining the mood of the event so if the couple haven’t listed a dress code, do a quick google search and see what it’s like. Is it a formal paved space, a grassy field, are there any coverings or is it completely open? This will help you in firstly determining if it’s going to be a formal event or something on the relaxed side, and you can then get started on your outfit.

beautiful outdoor wedding venue

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For an outdoor wedding, it is important that you are prepared for the elements you might encounter so the contents of your handbag might look a little different to those in your ‘indoor’ bag. Essentials you won’t want to leave home without are sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses (or a hat – yes even in Winter) and a jacket or wrap. Don’t let the warm Summer days fool you, as the sun sets, there is every chance you’ll be wanting a little something to warm you up. The last but certainly not least essential you’ll need for an outdoor wedding is a set of trusty stiletto stoppers. These babies will keep your feet on the ground, not sinking into it!

Autumn Winter Weddings

An Autumn Winter wedding is the epitome of elegance with frosted grounds and grand heaters making for a cosy event. Despite the wonder that is the invention of gas heaters, there is every chance that at some stage throughout the special day, you will be in need of something cosy when you’re walking about from the ceremony to the reception. For the ultimate in winter chic fashion, you can’t go past a floor length style and a fur (faux all the way) jacket. This classic pairing will give an elegant nod to old world glamour which is perfect for a Winter wedding. So what exactly will you be wearing?

Badgley Mischka Long Sleeve Gown

Aelkemi Red Long Gown

Allen Schwartz Cold Shoulder Gown

For Autumn Winter celebrations, opt for rich colours like burgundy, navy or emerald. If it’s a formal wedding you’ll be heading to, a full length dress with long sleeves like the Badgley Mischka Navy Embellished style will be an elegant choice and is perfect when paired with a fur wrap or cropped jacket. If it’s a more relaxed wedding, opt for high boots with a thick heel and a midi skirt. The look will be more relaxed than a gown and heels but it will still be dressy enough for a wedding style. You’ll also be kept warm as the sun sets and if you pair your look with a stylish blanket wrap that you can cosy up in, you’ll be ready to enjoy the celebrations all night long.

George Jasmine Faux Fur Jacket

Unreal Fur Nord Cape

Spring Summer Weddings

When the sun is shining and the blooms are blossoming, it is a perfect time to celebrate a special love in a beautiful garden, field, winery or patio setting (just to name a few). Spring Summer is the most popular time for weddings so don’t be surprised if your calendar is suddenly filled with Bridal Showers, Engagements and Weddings. This suddenly filled social calendar, many events of which are with the same people, calls for a whole new wardrobe of summer dresses and separates.For a beach or relaxed wedding, you can’t go past a pair of gorgeous jewelled or graphic flats with a floaty printed dress like the Privacy Please Fillmore Dress. This breezy style will float beautifully as you walk or dance under the summer skies. If it is a formal setting you’re headed to, pair a fitted dress with strappy heels and add a splash of colour for a winning look. To complete your summer outfit, don’t leave the house without sunscreen and also be sure to take a light wrap for the evenings as once the sun goes down, those summer nights can be quite chilly.

Yeojin Bae Corrine Dress Fuchsia
Self Portrait Felicia Dress

Grace and Hart Majestic Dress
Privacy Please Fillmore Dress

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