Although weddings are a joyous occasion no matter the season, there’s something everybody loves about a summer wedding. In most cases, they tend to be more casual than a traditional wedding, since usually they’re outdoors. However, as convenient as casual can be, there are also certain challenges that come along with an outdoor wedding. From blazing temperatures to wearing the right shoes for sand or grass, summer wedding fashion comes with a certain set of dos and don’ts.
To help you look and feel your best at a summer wedding, here are some summer wedding fashion tips to keep in mind.
Go For Florals
Since you’ll be outside in a summery and sunny setting, you want to make sure that your outfit fits this theme. And while light solid colors are undoubtedly a good fit, so are florals. Florals can help you stand out from everyone else, just enough to give you a unique look, without overshadowing the bride of course.
Think pastel florals with light pink, beige, or yellow. You might even dare to go neon, however, there’s a fine line between tasteful and neon and 2009 rave.
Choose Lightweight Fabrics
Even though you may absolutely love a certain suit or dress that you find with a heavier fabric, after a few hours of drinking cocktails in the sun, you’re likely going to regret your decision. Go for lightweight linens and cotton that are breathable and don’t risk sloppy sweat stains.
The nice thing about lightweight fabrics is in many cases they’re less likely to wrinkle. Not to mention the airy movement of the fabrics adds a touch of sophistication unlike something bulkier like polyester.
Wear Hair Up
If there’s one thing the weather can be regardless of the season, it’s unpredictable. You want to make sure that your hair is equipped to withstand whatever the weather brings. Whether it’s high wind or rain, wearing your hair up avoids the potential of looking like a wet dog in unfavorable weather conditions. The nice thing about wearing your hair up is that it gives you a more finished look in photos, and avoids having to brush your hair throughout the night as the reception continues.
For gentlemen, always slick your hair back if it’s long enough. Slicked-back hair comes off as dapper, and what better occasion to look dapper than a wedding?
Bring a “Sweat Kit”
Some destinations are warmer than others, so if you’re going somewhere like Mexico, or a Thai beach, it helps to have a little sweat kit along with you. From blotting tissues, to an extra stick of deodorant, it helps to have these things on hand to freshen up as the event continues. Staying fresh throughout the day won’t just help you look your best in photos, but you’ll feel much more comfortable while enjoying the party.