Top Tips for Nailing Wedding Chic

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The summer wedding season is in full swing, with millions of couples making their last minute tweaks to an action-packed wedding itinerary. If you have invites stacked up at home, you are probably wondering what to wear at the wedding and how to avoid choosing the same outfit as one of your fellow guests. Fear not because we have you covered.

Check the Dress Code

A dress code is becoming increasingly common in today’s ultra-competitive world of social media. Every bride wants her wedding to be the biggest and best, so before you start shopping for the perfect outfit, drop the bride a line to see if there is a theme or dress code in place for the wedding that you need to know about. After all, the last thing you want is to show up wearing a cute boho dress, only to find it’s a black tie event and you are distinctly underdressed.

Shopping for the Perfect Wedding Outfit

The next step is to start shopping for the perfect wedding outfit. With most weddings plastered all over social media even before the bride and groom have said “I do!” it is essential that you look your best. New York wedding photographers take time and effort to plan each shot for the happy couple to enjoy after the event, but if you are not careful, you will end up on Facebook, in a deeply unflattering pose, caught out by another guest and their smartphone.

Fortunately, with a bit of care and attention, you will have no problem finding the right dress (or dresses) for a selection of summer weddings.

Plan Your Outfits

Make a list of weddings and venues, note the dress code and whether it is a formal or informal event, then once you have a list, start planning your outfits. You may be able to recycle some existing garments, but check who is on the guest list first, as you don’t want to be seen wearing the same dress twice in the same season.

Shop for Bargains

If money is in short supply, look for bargains in the sales first. Plenty of retailers discount their stock within a few weeks of selling it at full price, so if you spot a dress you adore, don’t rush and buy it. Instead, wait for it to be reduced in the sales. The only problem with this strategy is that you might struggle to find the garment in the right size since popular sizes typically sell out quickly.

To avoid any embarrassing matching outfit debacles, look for a vintage outfit in thrift stores or customize an existing one. Embroidery is all the rage this year, so if you have a talent for needlework, have a go at customizing a cute dress with embroidered flowers.

Accessorize your wedding outfits with shoes and jewelry. It is best to wear heels for the ceremony, but take a pair of flats for the reception. Pop them on after the wedding photos, and you can then dance the night away with abandon.

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