Engagement Dress Code

As I’m sure you all know, wedding season is quickly approaching. Whether you’re planning the wedding or attending as a guest, it’s a busy time of year for everyone. Today I want to discuss some trends that are not only in-line with wedding dress code, but will also make for some beautiful photos. Hopefully you’ll find these tips helpful, so you’re not a stressed out bride- or groom-to-be, or one of those guests running around at the last minute trying to find the perfect outfit

Florals, Florals, Florals

Lately floral patterns have been a huge hit, and they’re also extremely popular during the height of wedding season when flowers are at peak bloom in late spring and early Summer. If you’re a female wedding guest looking for a new dress to wear, I highly recommend trying a floral maxi dress, like this one here. Not only is a maxi dress a flattering option for all body types, but it’s also comfortable for sitting through the ceremony and easy to dance in at the reception. Floral patterns are also beautiful in front of the lens, because even the most subtle pattern can stand out on camera.  

 Photo by Flaunter.com on Unsplash

Photo by Flaunter.com on Unsplash

Let’s Talk Layers

Whether the wedding dress code is casual, semi-formal or black-tie, it’s a great time to get creative with your choices. Blazers have come a long way from your standard brown, black and gray colors. Many men opt for blazers with plaid and floral patterns, or branch out with new materials, such as linen, to elevate their formal look. Whether you’re the groom, a groomsman or a guest, you’re going to get featured in a lot of wedding photos, so be sure to have a reliable wrinkle free dress shirt that won’t bunch when you throw on your blazer. If the wedding venue is outside, a crisp button down is a great option to have on underneath. 

 

 Photo by Men's Fashion World on Tumblr 

Photo by Men's Fashion World on Tumblr 

No White.. Ever

While you’d think people would follow this rule without question, you’d be shocked with how many wedding guests think it’s okay to wear white as their main wedding outfit color. Unless you’re a bridesmaid and bride-to-be has chosen white for you to wear, steer clear of all white at all costs. Spring and Summer add more life into our wardrobes anyways, so don’t be afraid to be bold with colors and patterns. For the women out there, test out a colorful jumpsuit to wear. For the male wedding guests, add some color with your accessories. A colorful tie or bowtie won’t just elevate your look, they’ll add a lovely pop to wedding photos as well!

 Photo by Lulus

Photo by Lulus

These are only a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when putting together your wedding-day look, but are hopefully some that will come in helpful, so you feel confident when stepping in front of the camera. These photos are memories that last a lifetime, so of course you want to look and feel your best. If you’re curious for more wedding photography advice, keep following my blog for more inspiration!