What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Dress: ASTR (sold out in pink), similar here and here | Shoes: Steve Madden | Clutch: BHLDN (old), similar here | Bracelets: Kate Spade

Wedding season is upon us, so I thought it would be appropriate to do a post on what to wear to a spring wedding! I was a spring bride last year, so everything having to do with weddings is still very fresh in my mind. If you missed it, you can see my wedding blog post here!

There are definitely several do’s and don’ts when it comes to dressing for a wedding, so I wanted to cover all of that information for you today! Follow along with the tips below to find out exactly what you should and should not wear to a spring wedding. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom because I have gathered all of my favorite spring dresses, shoes, and accessories for you to shop!

Wedding Guest Attire: Do’s and Don’ts


DO find out the wedding colors.

This tip is so important! You do not want to show up in the same color as the bridesmaids. Imagine being mistaken as one of the girls in the bridal party…don’t let that happen to you! Normally you can figure out what the wedding colors are by the invitations or the wedding website. If you really have no idea what the wedding colors are, simply just ask the bride or groom. I can assure you that the bride will be happy that you are asking because it shows that you do not want to interfere with the color scheme on her perfect day. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

DON’T ignore the dress code.

If the dress code says black tie, formal, dressy casual, etc…dress accordingly! There are many resources online that explain what you should wear for each specific dress code. If anything, it’s better to be too dressy than to be underdressed. Whatever you do, don’t be that person who shows up in jeans to a wedding! The bride and groom specifically choose the dress code that they feel is appropriate for their wedding, so make sure you are being respectful of that and dress accordingly.

DO wear something you are comfortable in.

Weddings are normally several hours long, so make sure you are wearing something you feel comfortable in. If you are buying a new dress for a wedding you are attending, wear it around the house for awhile to make sure you feel comfortable in it. You want to be able to stand up, sit down, and be able to dance in whatever you are wearing. If you wear it around the house, you will be able to tell if you need to get any alterations done to the dress. When you try something on in a dressing room for 5 minutes, it may seem like it fits great but you may not be aware of certain fit issues. You would much rather find out ahead of time that the dress needs to be taken in or out, shortened, or whatever else it may need before the day you wear it to the wedding.

DON’T wear white.

Unless the bride specifies she wants her guests in white, do NOT wear white to a wedding!! You do not want to seem like you are trying to overshadow the bride, so avoid wearing white at all costs. I am personally even afraid to wear a dress that has any white in it at all. Stay away from whites, ivories and creams, and opt for a colorful dress.

DO dress for the season.

If you are attending a spring wedding, incorporate springy colors and fabrics into your outfit. This includes pastels, florals, lace, ruffles, etc. I would avoid wearing black to a spring wedding. Tell your significant other to consider wearing a gray, blue or tan suit to a spring wedding. Save your dark colored dresses for fall and winter weddings.

DON’T wear shoes you can’t dance in.

Weddings involve a lot of mingling and dancing, so make sure you are wearing shoes you can stand and dance in all night! There’s nothing worse than wearing heels that you feel so uncomfortable in. If you know the bride and groom are going to offer dancing shoes / flip flops to all the guests (shout out to every bride that has ever made that decision!!), then you don’t really need to worry about shoe comfort. Most of the time, you should plan on wearing shoes that you can dance in all night long. Don’t be the party pooper that has to leave the wedding early because your feet are killing you!

DO accessorize.

While the dress you wear to the wedding should be your focus, don’t forget to accessorize your look with jewelry and a handbag. If your dress has a high neckline, consider wearing statement earrings and a few bracelets. If your dress is lower cut, wear a necklace and stud earrings. As for a handbag, clutches are more convenient to bring to weddings. They are small and compact yet they fit everything you need: phone, small wallet, lipstick & gloss, and tissues. Clutches also come in handy when you want to save your seat at a table!

I hope this list of do’s and don’ts has helped you decide what to wear to any spring weddings you will be attending. I have gathered all of my favorite spring dresses, shoes, jewelry, and handbags that would be perfect to wear to any spring wedding. Shop each category in the widgets below!

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Do you have your outfit picked out yet for any upcoming weddings you will be attending?! Let me know in the comment section below what you will be wearing! If you have any further questions about wedding guest attire or wedding etiquette, please feel free to ask. I will be sure to answer any questions you may have!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of your week.

Photos by Andrew Parsons

Spring Date Night Outfit

Top: Wayf | Jeans: Articles of Society | Shoes: Sam Edelman (old), similar here and here | Watch: Michele | Ring: Nadri | Clutch: Louis Vuitton, similar here

Happy Thursday! We are so close to the weekend and today I wanted to share one of my favorite spring date night outfits that would be perfect for any date. This look can so easily be re-created, and you too can wear it on your date this weekend!

I am a true girly girl and I love dresses, skirts, heels, etc., but when it comes to date night, I would much rather wear jeans and feel comfortable and relaxed. Especially if I am just going to dinner and a movie, I most definitely don’t want to wear a dress and heels! If you work all day in your business clothes, I’m sure that you too would choose jeans over a dress for date night!

The real trick is finding that pair of jeans that can be dressed up and look stylish without looking too casual. I found this pair of jeans for less than $70 and they are my new favorites! I recently discovered this brand of jeans and they are my go-to jeans now. I truly prefer this brand over designer jeans because the fit is amazing in every pair I’ve tried on, they are so soft and comfy, and you can’t beat the price point!

When picking out your date night outfit, mixing highs and lows is key. Pairing light washed denim with a raw hem looks amazing with some chunky nude heels. You are mixing the casual pair of jeans with the dressier shoe, which gives your outfit a good mix of highs and lows.

I found this white cold shoulder blouse and immediately knew it was going to be my new favorite date night top! The lace and scalloped detail on the top give it the perfect feminine touch that I love.

I find that carrying a clutch on date night is easier than bringing a larger handbag. I love that when I bought my Louis Vuitton Neverfull it came with this little clutch inside the bag. It has a wrist strap so you can carry it on your wrist which is super convenient or you could just hold it by the bottom of the bag. This similar clutch comes in 6 different colors, is under $100, and would be perfect for any date night outfit!

Besides the outfit, a date night hairstyle is also very important! 9 times out of 10 I curl my hair for date night. In my day to day life I almost always wear my hair straight, so that is why I enjoy curling my hair when I have a date planned with my husband. I curl my hair the same way every time using this Hot Tools curling wand…it’s seriously the best curling wand ever! I have figured out a way to curl my hair that is fool proof PLUS it doesn’t take too much time to do which is nice when I am in a rush. I filmed a hair tutorial on how exactly I curl my hair, and you can watch it here. Don’t forget to add some hairspray so your curls last all night.

There are obviously endless options of outfits you can wear on a spring date night, but I think this outfit pictured above would be perfect for so many girls! It’s cute, springy, feminine and effortless all at once. I have linked all of the outfit details below for you to shop this whole look! If you need more date night outfit inspo, check out some of my other favorite spring outfits here and here.

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What are your plans this weekend? Leave me a comment down below and let me know! My husband and I are going to a wedding tomorrow night and then I will be re-wearing this outfit for our date on Saturday night 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

Photo Credit: Eichar Photography

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