June is here and the summer wedding season has begun. My brother and his wife were some of the first to start off the season this past weekend here in Texas. I wanted to share what I’d recommend packing as a summer wedding guest because I know it took me awhile to determine what exactly would be best to bring.
These outfits cover what to wear if you’re a member of the family, in the wedding party, or a summer wedding guest.
THE REHEARSAL (or dinner with friends once you arrive the day before the wedding):
I put together this chic and lightweight look for the rehearsal because you want to look put-together as a bridesmaid or important family member in the wedding! Let the bride and groom know you take their event seriously in this look. The off-shoulder top is light and playful and paired with a summer staple, white jeans. Since you’ll be walking quite a bit in the rehearsal, flatforms are your best option because they’re a statement without being unreasonably difficult to walk in! Add a simple tote bag and statement earrings, and you’re set.
THE REHEARSAL DINNER:
You can never go wrong at any formal event with a fit and flare dress or two-piece set! I wore an Eliza J. two piece set to the rehearsal dinner and felt modern, yet classically dressed for the nature of the event. You want to look dressy and tailored to respect the occasion of this dinner. Paired with a classic pair of nude heels and a gorgeous clutch, your outfit will be foolproof.
I know what you might be thinking…a white dress at a wedding?! Trust me, I’m not insane. The white eyelet dress I’m sharing here can definitely be worn to the wedding because you can treat the eyelet almost like a pattern. With the right shoes, bag, and accessories, everyone will know you’re not trying to take the bride’s spotlight. But if this feels too risky for you, go with either a dramatic maxi dress or jumpsuit! These two options are bound to be showstoppers while also being incredibly elegant. And both outfits speak for themselves quite a bit, so when it comes to shoes and jewelry, you can be quite simple!
THE FLIGHT/DRIVE HOME:
Whether you’re 10 mins by car from a wedding venue or a 3 hour flight away, you’re going to want to be comfy above all else the day after the wedding. A night of dancing in heels can do that to you! This outfit is what I choose for styled comfort. The loose tee and boyfriend jeans offer comfort but still leaving you look like you put a little effort into your outfit. To add an element of chic to it, throw in a tied bandana around your neck – make sure to roll up the bandana to make a thinner neck scarf! The slouchy, boho bag, gladiator sandals, and mirrored sunglasses make a look that is very “blogger on her day off” 😉