The Guest's Guide: Surviving a Warm-Weather Wedding

It’s summertime so that means you’ve no doubt got a few wedding activities coming up in your social calendar.

Whether you’re headed to a backyard engagement party or a mid-afternoon ceremony, as a guest you’ll want to think ahead to ensure you make it through what could be a very long day. See these helpful tips below to help you survive a warm-weather wedding…

What to Wear

Black is great…but you might want to think again if you’re heading to an outdoor, summer wedding! Think lighter colours and airy fabrics. You’ll also want to take caution with any fabrics that will show even the slightest sign that you may be sweating (because of course, you will be!). Think cotton, other natural fabrics, flowy sundresses or co-ordinating separates. For the guys, lighter tones and fabrics will also be your friend. You can’t go wrong with a tan suit or some good old seersucker.

Stay Hydrated

An open bar may be tempting, but don’t forget to drink water throughout the day! There’s no shame in pacing yourself so you can make it from ceremony to the evening sendoff.

Sun Protection

If your heading to an outdoor wedding, bringing a pair of sunglasses or even a chic sun hat. These will have your eyes shielded from the glaring rays and provide some shade for your face and neck. We also shouldn’t need to remind you that throwing on some factor 50 is ALWAYS a good idea.

Bring backup

You might need a touch of powder or a spritz of perfume as the festivities continue. There’s nothing wrong with being prepared for the unexpected. Wearing heels? Consider bringing a cute pair of flats or strappy sandals you can easily swap if your feet are starting to feel tired or too hot.

 

 

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Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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