Dressing for Summer Weddings

I love attending weddings, even with all the planning it takes to get ready. I’ve been to many fun weddings: two on a mountain top, one on a beach, and several in other beautiful venues. The dress code for these weddings has varied, but I’ve always found the perfect outfit. In addition, I enjoy the challenge of shopping for wedding outfits.

I’ve used Rent the Runway several times and found some of my favorite looks. The first few times I used Rent the Runway, I used the event rental option and rented a dress or a dress with jewelry. I purchased an RTR membership in 2019 and used my membership to rent items for the last two weddings I attended. I rented a dress, purse, and necklace for the December wedding in Florida.

dress rental
necklace rental
purse rental

Here’s my dress from the November black tie optional wedding in Charleston.

Another RTR dress is on the left.
My cousin and I in our dresses from RTR in 2017.

If you want to rent a dress without a subscription: https://www.renttherunway.com/ It’s easy to search for event rentals: you search by event, size, and date. There are a lot of great choices from a variety of designers. The prices range from $30 -75. Rent the Runway will send you a free backup size and your rental lasts for four days. You can choose a longer rental for an added fee. 20% off your first order with code GETDRESSED

Marchesa Notte Orange Floral Midi Dress $60

If you want to try out a membership: Try Our Most-Loved Plan: 8 Items for $99/Month! Use Code: GETDRESSED https://www.renttherunway.com/

If you would rather purchase a dress, here are some articles to read:

I’m Attending 22 Weddings This Year—These Are the 6 Dress Trends I’m Wearing https://www.whowhatwear.com/best-wedding-guest-trends

Top 10 Wedding Guest Dresses from Rank and Style

Tiffany One-Shoulder Midi Dress $148 at Nordstrom

Floral dresses https://www.whowhatwear.co.uk/best-floral-wedding-guest-dresses

If you’d prefer to shop on your own for a wedding outfit, search your favorite retailer using the word wedding or wedding season or wedding outfit. It’s not wrong to own a few nice dresses or wedding outfits.

Here is the section at Bloomingdale’s: called wedding season.

Banana Republic has a section called weddings and events. Which has outfit ideas for men and women.

Crosswind Suit Vest $150.00 at Banana Republic

An article for men about wedding outfits: The Best Wedding Outfits to Wear This Summer

The section for men at Nordstrom: Men’s Wedding Guest & Cocktail

What to Wear to a Wedding as a Nonbinary Guest

Lastly, don’t forget the rules of etiquette when attending a wedding: What Not to Wear to a Wedding So You Don’t Accidentally Upstage the Happy Couple

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