It is no secret that a lot of decisions must be made when planning a wedding whether you’re the bride, member of the bridal party, family or simply a guest. Gifts, outfits, colors – the choices are never ending. A bride must think of all of these things on top of looking her best during her engagement period. Deciding which outfits to wear to which event may seem trivial, but can end up being tiresome and frustrating.
When making fashion decisions, there are a few important things to remember.
- Budget: You don’t want to go into debt over the smaller aspects of the wedding. Know how much you can spend, realistically, and stick with it. Decide which event, whether it be a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner, is more important and spend accordingly.
- Occasion: Does your bridal party have a theme? Is your rehearsal dinner in a chic restaurant in Downtown New Orleans? Make sure to dress for the occasion. Country club settings or teatime themed affairs will call for a preppier look with, for example, feminine sundresses in eyelet and lace. A posh dinner at Ralph’s on the Park allows for a bride to play around more with fabrics, silhouette and structure.
Here we’ve picked out some amazing looks for any bridal occasion with prices ranging across the board.
The tailored tuxedo jacket is elongated, creating a unique silhouette, paired with an asymmetric lapel, long sleeves and button cuffs. This look can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue.
We love the detailing in this fitted sheath dress. The all over lace is completed by the fringe trim, round neck and long sleeves. This look is also available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Lightweight, printed organza shorts paired with the Sarah Seven beaded crop top. We love this option for a sweet backyard gathering or a fun engagement party look.
Less traditional option from Saks Off Fifth. This look is a structured, stripe-print strapless dress with relaxed overlay. This look is perfect for an edgy take on a rehearsal dinner outfit.
Take this sophisticated look to rock any bridal shower or drinks after your reception. This simple three-quarter length sleeved dress is adorned in two different sequins, hand applied, to create a fish-scale effect. Available at J.Crew.