Five Tips for Summer Wedding Style

What to wear to a summer wedding! Also make sure to pack @crest

LOCATION: Oak + Oats Studio

Outfit Details:  Floral Dress ||  Sofia Sandals (c/o) ||  The Simply Raw Earrings (c/o) ||Professional Effects Whitestrips

Thank you Crest 3D White  for sponsoring this post!

I don’t know about you, but wedding season is in full swing for us this summer! I’ve been helping my baby sister plan her wedding, we’ve got several trips planned out hit up some weddings of dear friends, and we keep getting more save-the-dates & invites in the mail! What an exciting time!

Getting ready for a wedding can vary wedding to wedding – it is the beauty of weddings! They vary depending on the people! Picking an outfit for a wedding may be slightly challenging and it is a little more crazy when it’s out of town and you have to pack for it too! But don’t stress, with these easy tips you’ll be able to rock your style at each wedding on that list!

Plan ahead

Are you going out of town for this wedding? Plan a head and set out all the things you’ll need to get ready. I try to take a shower right before I leave to shave my legs so I don’t have to worry about packing a razor. Think of all those things it is easier to do at home and not in a hotel (or cousins house!) Think ahead to take care of most of your getting ready before you even get there. Also try to plan how you will wear your hair & makeup so you bring just the things you’ll need for that and not your whole bathroom!

Bring along Crest Professional Effects Whitestrips

For a bright smile, I use Crest Professional Effects Whitestrips! You may not be able to wear white, but your teeth can! In 30 minutes a day you can remove 14 years of stains (with use of full kit) and smile brighter every day! Feeling confident with your smile can help you feel confident all around & help your wedding outfit pop. Most weddings have photographers capturing the happy couple, special moments, and guests (especially family) so you may end up in some photos! When you are confident & put together you’re joy shines through and you are able to participate and enjoy the wedding and the people!

Don’t wear white

You can wear any dress in the world, just don’t wear white or cream. Some brides may never even think twice but some brides (and family members even) may be hurt by it. You don’t want to upstage the bride or come off as rude/ inconsiderate. Avoid all hurt feelings and pick a dress in one of the million other colors!

Look at the Wedding website or invite

Wedding invitations & websites tend to give you clues on how “dressy” to dress for the wedding. Is it an outdoor wedding in the mountains? Probably shouldn’t wear heals (rocks!) Is it a sit down meal in a hotel with a cocktail hour? Dress it up with a bright colored cocktail dress and wedges. Afternoon on the beach? Wear a flowy maxi dress! Wedding details can give you great clues on how to dress!

When in doubt, wear floral

This may be more of a personal rule but floral prints are classic & beautiful! Fun & classy! You want to be confident and ready to hit the dance floor this wedding season, grab a fun floral dress that you can dress up or down depending on the wedding location!

Happy Wedding Season! Just because you’re a guest doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up & feel confident!
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XOXO, elizabeth

Author: Oak & Oats

  • Cutie! Love this look, Beth and such a creative post topic.

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much Laura!

      Cannot wait to meet you IRL soon!

  • so with you on not wearing white, or anything that LOOKS like white. for example silver or very pale pink even.
    bc even if the bride doesn’t notice or care, guaranteed someone else will and it’s also just hella tacky.
    it seems silly to have to include it but ive been to so many weddings where people wore white so they definitely need to be reminded haha

    • Oak & Oats

      Totally! I just think it is best to be safe than sorry… or more like respectful instead of inconsiderate.

  • Maria

    Hi Beth, nice to meet you (it’s my first time commenting here … I found you somehow because I also live in CO :). You have a wonderful blog! I am going to a wedding next week and I was thinking about possibly wearing a white dress with large pastel flowers on it (it’s kind of an early-spring/Easter kind of dress), but then I read your post and I realized maybe that’s not a good idea? Do you think this is too close to white? Thanks!

    • Oak & Oats

      mmm! I think that a white background is okay as long at the print is much more bold & obvious. Like your husband or friend would say the dress is “floral” not “white” when describing it. Like “wear that floral dress!” If that makes sense. If the colors are super muted and more blends in with the white looking like a white dress, I would personally avoid it.

      I am sure that your dress will work but if you feel like it is too close or you would be uncomfortable, pick something else!

      PS: This is a dress that I’ve worn to weddings that I think is totally fine because the print is much more bolder than the white: http://oakandoats.com/2014/05/my-twenty-six.html

      Have so much fun at that wedding!!

      • Maria Stoica

        Pretty dress! Thanks, Beth, that helps 🙂

  • Jae

    I don’t think a lot of people understand how wearing white to a wedding is a no-no. I remember putting together a “dress code” guide for my guests at my wedding to avoid this from happening. Some brides/couples don’t mind, but I believe that it’s more respectful to avoid wearing white at all costs to make the bride stand out. Unless, of course, she’s wearing something else for the wedding!

    • Oak & Oats

      I agree! You don’t know all the family rules or customs and it is best to be respectful and safe!

  • cutie!! love your tips!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much!

  • I love your dress! Theses tips are all so great for weddings – especially not wearing white. I’ve actually seen it happen and the bride was devastated.