How to Dress for an Outdoor Wedding

Five Methods:Analyze the WeatherConsider the Wedding LocationAvoid Choosing Too Informal AttireCheck the Time of the WeddingBe Careful Wearing Jewelry and Accessories

In most cases, weddings are huge events shared by couples and their families and friends. Attending such a big part of a couple’s life calls for special wedding attire. The bride gives much time and consideration to the dresses worn by her and her bridesmaids. The mothers of the bride and groom spend countless hours shopping for the perfect dress. Likewise, most guests question what they will wear to the event as soon as the invitation is received in the mail. Church and synagogue weddings are often a little easier when choosing attire, with women wearing dresses and dress suits and men wearing dress suits and ties. However, the rules seem to change drastically when dressing for an outdoor wedding. Although many feel that anything goes at an outdoor wedding, there are still guidelines on how you should dress.

Method 1
Analyze the Weather

The weather plays a major part in an outdoor wedding. If bad weather strikes, make sure you have an indoor alternative.

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    Wear cool outfits for spring and summer weddings.
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    Wear warmer outfits for fall and winter weddings.
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    Women can often wear sleeveless, strapless, and halter wedding dresses for an outdoor summer wedding, and may even wear an optional matching jacket at night.
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    Outdoor winter weddings require boots, and warm jackets with warmer wedding clothes.

Method 2
Consider the Wedding Location

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    An outdoor beach or garden wedding has a more relaxed atmosphere and clothing may be less formal.
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    Outdoor weddings at prestigious wedding venues often require formal attire.

Method 3
Avoid Choosing Too Informal Attire

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    Just because a wedding is outdoors, keep in mind that it is still a very important event.
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    Avoid wearing jeans, sneakers, shorts, and T-shirts.

Method 4
Check the Time of the Wedding

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    Some outdoor weddings are planned during the day.
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    Night weddings often call for more formal attire than day weddings.

Method 5
Be Careful Wearing Jewelry and Accessories

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    Go light on the jewelry for outdoor weddings.
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    Avoid adding anything to your outfit that looks "out of place."
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Weddings are usually formal or informal. If you don't know the dress code, ask.

Warnings

  • Stay away from flashy outfits that draw attention away from the bride and groom.
  • Most couples want guests to “dress up” for their wedding.

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