Ah, wedding season. It's upon us. Last year Michael and I attended ten weddings, and while we don't have quite so many this year we're still really excited. The ones we're going to are some of our favorite couples so I can't wait! Michael is in three of these weddings (all of his friends are getting hitched, it seems) and we're getting pretty pumped to see everyone tie the knot.
My biggest worry with weddings is what to wear. The good thing about most of the weddings in our area is that they're not normally really formal. We can wear simple outfits and not think too much into it. The hard part though, is that where we're from, a wedding can turn into a pretty wild party real fast so I never know what will fit both the wedding & party atmospheres. But hey, I'm not complaining, these weddings are awesome. This year I'm planning my outfits specifically for types of weddings we'll be attending so that I never have to worry about my outfit & can enjoy the festivities. We'll call it the wedding uniform, if you will.
The Barn Wedding
Yes, this is a thing. Barn weddings are some of the best weddings we've attended. The guests get to be outside, enjoy the rolling hills & stellar views of Kentucky, and party like we did when we were all living in our small hometown - in a barn. You have to dress appropriately for these types of weddings, especially since there are typically dirt or gravel floors. Heels aren't always the best option.
For this type of wedding I tend to go more casual in a simple sundress like this one or this one. I love to bring out maxi dresses too, and this one & this one caught my eye. Flat shoes or sandals are the safest bet for a barn wedding, and I especially like these, these, & these for the occasion.
The Outdoor Wedding
This is probably the most popular type of wedding we've attended. It seems like everyone who gets married in the summer has a tent setup! We went to some seriously good outdoor tent weddings this year (looking at you, Wimsatts) and can't wait to attend more this year.
I go a little dressier to these than I would a barn wedding, such as a dress with flowy material in a neutral color normally paired with flat sandals or a small block heel. If you want to veer away from flat sandals, wedges or platforms are a good idea. They won't puncture the ground like classic heels but they still give an element of dressiness that some expect at a wedding. For a tent wedding, I would pair this dress with these shoes or this dress with these shoes.
Shop this look | Francesca's dress (old, similar here) & Jack Rogers sandals (print no longer available, similar here)
The Classic Church Wedding
The classic. Classic church weddings are probably the second most popular style of wedding we attend. A lot of our friends are Catholic, so traditional Catholic weddings are high in numbers for last year and will be this year, too. I always feel weird with bare shoulders in really traditional churches so I normally wear a cap sleeve or some sort of covering (like this kimono or this cardigan) and ditch it for the reception.
For a church wedding, I go the dressiest out of all wedding ceremonies. A midi dress is my favorite option or a more formal dress like this one. If I'm going to wear heels (which I rarely do) this is the occasion I'll do it. I just bought these Steve Madden short block heels that I plan to bring out during wedding season - they're the perfect happy medium. I would wear this dress with these shoes or this dress with these shoes to a traditional ceremony.
What are your favorite wedding looks?
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