Monday, May 20, 2013

What to Wear: Outdoor Wedding

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the first installment of my wedding wear posts.  Last week I talked about how a wedding invitation can give you a lot of clues of how to dress, so now I'm going to be breaking down different invitations and talking about how they should influence your outfit.

I found this adorable invite for an outdoor wedding in Andimans Etsy shop.

The first thing I notice when I look at this is that it isn't particularly formal - not in the font, language, or design.  And there's a mustache.  That's telling me the event will probably be more on the casual side.  It doesn't specifically say to dress casually so you should still plan on dressing up a little, you just don't have to break out a satin cocktail dress.  You can look for more casual fabrics, prints, or shapes.  (And even if an invite specifically says to dress casually, that probably doesn't mean they want you to show up in jeans.)

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The second thing I'm noticing is the location.  Winter Park/Farmer's Market sounds like an outdoor location.  You can obviously use Google (or ask!) if you aren't sure, but I'm going to assume this is going to be an outdoor wedding.  To me, that means you should wear flat or platform sandals to avoid sinking into the ground, and since it's at night, bring a sweater or jacket in case the temperature drops.  

Check back on Wednesday for another wedding post.

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  1. I love that tomato-colored dress! I have a shirt from J Crew in that color and I'm obsessed. I just need a nice tan :)

  2. Loving this post. I can't believe I have ZERO weddings this summer - a big time bummer! I had so many last year! Anyway, this is definitely a great little guide. Outdoor weddings can be rough depending on the weather. Loving your picks!

    xox Lara

  3. I think outdoor weddings are the toughest to dress for–so many different whether possibilities! This dress is awesome, though!

  4. Love that invite - it's too cute! And what a pretty coral how you accessorized it :)


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  5. I adore coral and that dress is stunning without being too much, perfect set !

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  6. This is a great idea! I love this look, too.

  7. Loving this series. My friends are just starting to get married, so figuring out what to wear can be super overwhelming. I love the coral dress and wedges for a casual affair. Looking forward to the next wedding post :)

  8. I'm loving these dress choices!! Especially the outfit you put together :)

    PS I found you through your guest post on CB&BP!


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