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April 24, 2024

Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas

Wedding season is back, invitations and save the dates are a welcome sight, and in the post pandemic world Weddings are a real special time and an occasion to go ALL out in the style stakes. Dress code, time of year and location are all worth thinking about, along with the age-old consideration of the wedding guest outfit taboo of wearing white. So, stop the frantic search and get some wedding outfit inspiration with fashion brands at Carraig Donn, Rowen Avenue, Pala D'oro and J'aime la Vie whether your style is bodycon, a flowing maxi dress or slick separates. 



Destination wedding either at home or abroad take some careful planning and can involve possibly multiple outfits for the day before and day after special events as well as your own downtime outfit planning. And don't forget the all important travel friendly outfits. The thought of going all out might be a little daunting but using this checklist for some very helpful ideas.


   How to look stylish and comfortable at a wedding

  1. 1- Pick an outfit that suits your shape, and remember separates are as acceptable as dresses.
  2. 2- Feel comfortable and you will look comfortable.
  3. 3- Get good shapeware, just enough to smooth out your silhouette. 
  4. 4- Avoid shoes that are too high, or you haven’t broken in.
  5. 5- Choose a colour that suits the season and you!
  6. 6- Accessories are the icing on any special occasion outfit, and simple is key.
  7. 7- Don’t dress like a bridesmaid!



TIP- When picking an outfit, make sure it's not the same colour as the bridal party......The hint to the colour scheme will be in the invite! 



Destination Dressing Ireland

Destination weddings are very popular now, lots of castles and stately homes are opening their doors to special occasions that can span over 3 days and nights. This takes a lot of planning. The possibility of 3 occasion outfits might seem like a step too far so start thinking about easy outfits for outside of the dress for the wedding day and accessories that might elevate a comfortable day before and day after wedding outfit. Elevated comfort is key as Irish destination wedding dressing comes with the Irish weather with random rain falls and drops in temperature! The key is to plan a day and night outfit for each day that you will attend and look at sharing the footwear with multiple outfits.




Foreign Destination Wedding

Anyone who has been to a foreign destination wedding will know how fabulous and inspirational this can be. Spanish villas, French chateaus and Tuscan vineyards open themselves up to the possibilities of stunning imagery and lots of fabulous food. So, when planning for a foreign destination wedding guest outfit think about lightweight breathable fabrics, as the style tends to lean a little less formal including a nice acceptable comfortable shoe! But elevate the whole look with some stunning jewellery




Beach Wedding Outfits

Nothing screams flowy maxi dress more than a beach wedding, flat footwear and loose curls in your hair very much giving the cool natural vibe. Cute accessories will elevate this look when you move from the ceremony to the reception. 



Seasonal Wedding Outfits-Spring/Summer

Nothing says floaty and forgiving like a spring or summer wedding. Weddings in the early part of the year when the weather is playing nice is a perfect time to explore colour and print. Easy breezy midi and mini dresses in chiffon or a light fabric with a short or angle sleeve are perfect for this time of year with a simple wrap or light jacket to cover up when moving from one location to the next.




Seasonal Wedding Outfits-Autumn/Winter

Winter weddings scream black tie and cosy fur. Nothing is as chic as a short fur jacket over a cocktail dress. Winter wedding guest outfits are definitely a more formal affair with little or no time in the outdoors but a touch of fur on a wool coat or an oversized chuck-on jacket  will finish the winter wedding outfit like the touch of snow on a far away mountain




What to Gift

Its nice to mark the special occasion of a wedding with a thoughtful and personalised gift. Carraig Donn is a destination for gifting from Irish brands to the best in household decor. If you are unsure what to get the gift of choice with a Carraig Donn gift card will never go to waste! 


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