Thursday, May 21, 2015

White Outfits for Every Wedding Event

Before I was engaged, I had very little white in my wardrobe, never mind anything formal. Fast forward to today and my closet looks a little different! From everything to shooting our engagement photos to my upcoming bridal shower and bachelorette, I've added a lot of white to my wardrobe and I've loved so many delicate dresses I've come across in my search. White is so synonymous with being a bride, and I've been wearing it every chance I get. After all, your only a bride once, so wear white every freaking day if you want to! Of course, you by no means need to wear white to all of your wedding occasions (and I haven't) but if you choose to, I've curated my favorite picks for every event below. (Click the right-hand grey arrows to scroll)

1. Engagement Photos
Best place to shop: Free People
I went Free People all the way for our engagement photos. I wore a short dress for the first half and then switched into a long ivory maxi for the second. Their dresses have that lacey, flowy, look that looks beautiful in photographs, plus they are always so comfy. Scroll through for some of my favorites.
2. Engagement Parties 
Best places to shop: Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Asos
I knew that most of our wedding-related events would be fairly casual, so for our engagement parties I was excited to really get dressed up! The style of dress will obviously depend on whether your party is in the summer or winter, but here are some of my dolled-up favorites for that occasion.
3. Bridal Shower
Best places to shopAsos, Lulus
Generally bridal showers are held in the warmer months, so this event is all about color! You definitely don't need to wear white to your shower, but I love the look of mixing white with floral patterns for a summery look, while still keeping with that bridal feel. And remember, grandma is probably going to be at this event, so try and stay somewhat conservative. :)
4. Bachelorette
Best places to shop: Revolve, Nasty GalLulus
This is where you can really let your hair down! I'm so looking forward to my own Bachelorette party and to wear some sexy dresses I've found and have hanging in my closet. My philosophy when shopping? Show some skin but also make sure you are comfortable enough for all the inevitable beach-going and dancing you'll be doing. After all, it's your last time as a "single" lady!
4. Rehearsal Dinner
Best places to shop: BHLDN, Anthropologie
When shopping for our rehearsal dinner, I knew that I wanted something totally different from the wedding dress I'd be wearing the next day, but still white and whimsical to fit with the rest of our wedding theme. What I ended up with was a flowy, ethereal, bohemian-style dress, which is essentially what I thought I would be wearing for our actual wedding when I started my dress hunt. But since I went in a very different direction, I'm so happy I will still get to incorporate this type of dress into our weekend somehow!
5. Wedding Morning
Best places to shopBHLDNAnthropologie
The big day has arrived! Here are some of my favorite comfy picks to throw on while you are getting ready.
Wow, being a bride is a lot of work!! At each of these events, everyone's got their eyes on you, so there's a lot of pressure to look your best at all times. But it's seriously such a special time in life and I'm cherishing every single minute. Plus I've always loved fashion, so being a bride has been a great excuse to go a little shopping crazy. I had so much fun dressing up for our engagement parties and thankfully with my upcoming shower & Bachelorette party, the best is yet to come. And my closet and I are ready! xx

1 comment:

  1. Happy to know about this serenic wedding location. I am planning my wedding at one of the glamorous wedding venues Los Angeles in a couple of months. Thinking of a beautiful theme to impress all my guests. Hope everything goes well.