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Spring is a particularly beautiful time to get married in the UK, western Europe, as well as the Southeast and Pacific Northwest of the US. The blossom is usually in full bloom and the leaves are returning to the trees, creating a stunning backdrop for photographs and a memorable setting for the happy couple and guests alike.

If you’ve been invited and you’re wondering what to wear to a spring wedding as a guest, read on and get inspired by the ideas rounded up for you.



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Dress for the Weather

While spring is filled with lush greens and pretty flowers, it’s also a transitional season
known for April showers and mixed weather conditions. This means that picking the right
occasion wear as a wedding guest can be particularly tricky.

To avoid getting caught out, it’s worth considering dressing for the weather. For instance,
swapping a shorter dress with occasion wear such as a maxi dress or a jumpsuit could help to protect your legs if the weather takes a turn while keeping you looking chic.


Add Some Color

The deep reds and forest greens that are popular wear at winter weddings are exchanged for a totally different palette as the seasons change. For any nuptials taking place from March to May, go for anything from pastel tones such as lemons and soft pinks to vibrant reds, blues, and purples. These colors reflect the flowers that are growing at this time of year and add a vibrant burst of color. More on styling unique colors formal evening gowns.


color suggestions what to wear to a spring wedding as a guest
Color inspirations suitable for guests at March to May nuptials



Accessorize Your Ensemble

Once you’ve selected the color of your outfit, you can think about the accessories that will
work well. Layering necklaces remains popular. And this look is particularly effective if you stack yellow gold pieces – especially if you want it to stand out against a pop of red or sky blue in your outfit. Add ear studs so your ear jewelry won’t complete with the necklaces. More on which earrings to wear when and where.

Invest in a stylish shawl or cover-up that matches your dress. Doing so is the perfect way to layer up and stay in thermal comfort if the weather changes during the day.


Best Shoes to Wear as a Spring Wedding Guest

Also, think about footwear. We’re not quite at the warm days of summer yet. Therefore, it might be
worth holding off on open-toe styles until your invites to some summer weddings arrive.

Court shoes always look classy and, depending on the heel height, can be worn from the ceremony to the evening party.


Tip: Break new shoes in to avoid that blisters and pain ruin your fun.


Dress for Where You Are

Is the dress code Black Tie? The outfit you choose will need ideally need to suit the style of the wedding. Spring might not be the easiest season to dress for when you’re searching for formalwear, but there are plenty of ways to nod to the season by investing in a long gown in a pastel tone.

If you’re heading to a garden party, on the other hand, spring is the perfect season. Ditsy
florals and flowing materials are everywhere, so you’re sure to find a dress or two-piece that
fits right in. When the ceremony will be on a lawn, wear fancy closed toe wedges or ballerina flats instead of heels to avoid injuring your ankles.

What outfit do you have in mind for a spring wedding?


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