It happens almost every year, you get an invitation to a summer wedding. A wedding is a very special day, especially for the family of the bride and groom. The wedding party members will be getting their outfits at the bridal store but for guests, where to find a summer wedding outfit can be a challenge.
The most important thing to remember when choosing your outfit for the wedding is that it isn’t about you on the wedding day, it is about the bride. You should not try to outshine the bride and it is not good taste to choose a white dress. With these two rules in mind it is a great time to head off to the mall.
Stores like Macy’s are the perfect place to start your search. They will have racks filled with perfect dresses for a summer wedding. If you know what the color theme is for the wedding it is always helpful when you are choosing your dress, you don’t want to clash with the table cloth or the center piece. When you are choosing your dress, and yes for most weddings a dress is a good choice, keep in mind both the time of day and the venue.
If you are invited to a summer beach wedding, then you will want to choose a sun dress, if it is going to be in the evening then a pretty wrap or pashmina will be an additional option in case it happens to get cool or windy. These sorts of dresses are available at stores like T.J.Maxx and Marshalls are a good option. If it is a very formal wedding then you can choose something that has a little more glitter. Bright colors are appropriate for a summer wedding and light material. Nordstroms will have plenty of pretty dresses for you to try on.
If the wedding is going to be a casual affair you can opt to wear dress slacks and a dressy top or a light skirt and blouse. Kohls has racks just packed with great slacks and tops that will serve you not only for the wedding but for other events that you may have this summer. Your shoes should fit the type of affair you are attending. If it is formal then a high heel is the perfect choice if you can wear heels. If it is a beach wedding, heels may not be the best thing since they will sink down into the sand, a glittery ballet slipper is a better option.
If you are into retro clothes a trip to the local thrift or resale store can be the perfect place to find that perfect dress. You never do know what you will find there. Chico’s always has some clothes with pizzazz and Coldwater Creek is great if you are looking for separates.
There are lots of places where you can shop for your wedding outfit. Be a wise shopper and chose something that is perfect for this wedding but will also be a useful addition to your wardrobe, you want to be able to wear this more than once.
I have been an Internet writer for more than 16 years. While I specialize in travel, I write on a variety of subjects. I love genealogy, food, and fashion. I have 10 grandchildren so family travel is something we often do.