W2WW – What to wear to a beach wedding

One of my biggest pet peeves at weddings is guests who drastically under dress.

While you might think the bride and groom will be too wrapped up in their own day to notice your outfit, just remember, a picture speaks a thousand words—and there are tons of pictures at weddings. So, take my word for it: backyard weddings, brunch weddings, barn weddings, these happy occasions do not translate to clothes otherwise reserved for any given Sunday. And finally, if the invitation says beach wedding, here’s what to wear…

Get this dress from dELiAs

Start with a pretty floral dress. You can get a nice one for as cheap as $10 on sale at a discount store or as much as many hundreds of dollars. Flower prints suit the setting of a beach wedding, and dress up even a basic sundress silhouette. The more upscale you want to look, the fancier the fabric should be, with simple cotton being the most casual and satin and shinier materials being the dressiest.

Next, be practical but not tacky about your footwear. This means absolutely no rubber flip flops (sorry, people—save those for 12 midnight when you’ve kicked off your dancing shoes). But by all means do choose a flat shoe. You don’t want to be that guest tramping through the sand in your too high, too expensive stilettos. Try a pretty leather sandal—just give yourself a pedicure before stepping out. Here are some cute shoe ideas that would work for a beach wedding:

Get these sandals from Endless

Finally, remember, it can get breezy even at beach weddings, so don’t forget a bright color pashmina, wrap.

Whatever you wear to your next beach wedding, I entreat you not to be the one who taints the wedding photos in your khaki shorts and tank top. I promise you, the bride and groom will notice—and they’ll remember.

Thank you to Glamour for the fabulous tips on what to wear to a beach wedding!

Your Perfect Day….because you deserve it!

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