What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Are “Save the Dates” lining your refrigerator and spring weddings sprinkled throughout your agenda for the first part of the year? Between wedding registries and bridal showers, it’s easy to forget that, even as a guest, planning your wedding look starts now. It’s the perfect time to figure out what to wear to a spring wedding!

Spring weather tends to be warmer, so your spring wedding guest look requires less layers. The options for spring wedding guest dresses are truly endless! However, the infinite possibilities can be both exciting and overwhelming. Multiple outfit options can cause decision fatigue, forcing you into the same little black dress, which is why it’s important to have a spring wedding apparel game plan. Here’s a few tips to get you started:

    1. Pastels are the black of spring 
      Even though black dresses look chic look any time of year, take full advantage of spring fever by exploring more exciting color palettes. Look for wedding guest dresses for spring in pastels that pop, like the Lily Dress in bubblegum pink or lilac. Play up your pastels with warm makeup shades, such as coral-toned blush and candy pink lips. Pastels not your thing? Go for jewel tones! Jewel tones are flattering for many skin tones, and are totally spring wedding appropriate. The Iris Dress comes in sapphire blue, emerald green, and magenta, all of which would make excellent wedding guest dresses for spring.
    2. Floral is your friend 
      You might wonder if floral is still on-trend when it comes to dresses to wear to a spring wedding. The answer is yes! Floral provides a feminine look that stands out while not taking attention away from the bride’s big day. Not only that, it’s the perfect pattern to subtly match the wedding theme. Use the wedding invitation or website as a guide, and choose a floral print that includes one of the colors to match the look in a tasteful way.
    3. Pair it with a quality pair of nude pumps 
      Having the right pair of shoes in your closet sets you up for wedding guest success. From blush to tan tones, a nude shoe will pair well with any brightly colored spring dress. By investing in a quality pair, you’ll ensure that they not only hold up on the dance floor, but also all season long. Because spring outdoor weddings may still be too cool for sandals, pumps are the best option for providing more warmth, as well as comfort and class.
    4. Find an appropriate skirt length 
      After months of being covered by pants and leggings, spring weddings are the perfect excuse to show some leg in a cocktail dress, but only if the wedding is semi-formal or black tie optional. To ensure that your attire is flattering without being flashy, look for dresses and skirts that land at the knee or longer, such as the Iris Dress, which has a flattering silhouette and falls just below the knee. If you’re wondering what to wear to a spring wedding, look no further! But if your wedding isa black tie affair, don’t worry. Bespoke Southerly offers full length options for all of our dresses. We think the Magnolia Dress in lavender floral would make an excellent choice for a dress to wear to a formal spring wedding. Just choose the custom length option at checkout!
    5. Think ahead to summer 
      Since spring is only the beginning of wedding season, lead with versatility in your wedding guest dress selections so pieces can be repurposed for summer weddings. With that in mind, selecting a timelessly chic cocktail dress allows you to wear it with a shawl for spring weddings and on its own in the summer. Likewise, think ahead when selecting accessories. A springtime statement necklace can easily be swapped out for colorful strappy sandals to transform a solid-colored dress between seasons and give you an entirely fresh look that other guests will think is brand new.

Already have a dress, but need a wedding date? Here’s some tips on how to attract men with a few easy dressing tweaks. Hint: it doesn’t include shorter hemlines!

Do you already have your wedding guest dresses for spring picked out? What is your favorite way to accessorize? Let us know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

  1. Helen says:

    Great tips! I especially appreciate the one on black tie weddings. I lean towards wearing cocktail dresses because it is so hard to find a great long dress, but I do think it shows respect for the brides’ vision to wear a gown. Thank you!

    • Sheri says:

      Thank you so much, Helen! More people seem to be wearing cocktail length to black tie events. While I do understand reasons why, I agree that for a wedding in particular, if the bride chose black tie, wear a long dress and enjoy the opportunity to go all out on your look for the night. She will appreciate it!

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