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What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

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Spring weddings yield potential rain showers, unpredictable temperatures, and a whole host of potential surprises. Check out this advice to help you decide what to wear to a spring wedding.

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Spring color palette – bridesmaids dresses from Birdy Grey

As a guest, it can be difficult to decide what to wear to a wedding, no matter the season. There are so many different considerations to make when deciding what to wear; from the formality of the event to the color scheme, or the weather to the location. All of these factors can be used to help you determine what to wear to a wedding in any season of the year. Spring weddings can be especially tricky since the weather can be hard to predict.

Choosing What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

However, we don’t want you to feel that deciding what to wear to a spring wedding is stressful or hard. To make it simpler, we’ve rounded up some inspirational outfit ideas for you to check out. If you click on an image, it will take you directly to the site where you can purchase the item! (You’re welcome!) See the image carousels below for dozens of gorgeous dress options that are perfect to wear to a spring wedding.

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Pastel tones are great for spring weddings! Dresses from Birdy Grey


First of all, you’ll want to consider the weather. Make sure you wear something that will keep you comfortable without sacrificing style. Springtime weather varies depending on the region you are in, so keep inclement weather in mind. If you’re attending a spring wedding in an area that is quite rainy or chilly, the wedding will likely take place indoors. Be sure to consider the climate when deciding what to wear to a spring wedding. You may want to bring a light jacket, sweater, or pashmina to keep yourself from getting chilly.

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When deciding what to wear to a spring wedding, you’ll also want to consider the formality of the event. For a black-tie wedding, you could simply wear a floor-length dress. If the wedding is more of a laid-back or casual atmosphere, you would look overdressed in something so formal.


No matter what season the wedding is in, choosing the right accessories will help complete your look. Whether you need to add a shawl or jacket for extra warmth or you need to choose appropriate footwear to navigate the lawn of an outdoor wedding, selecting proper accessories will ensure your comfort no matter the season.

For a more casual event, opt for a knee-length dress. Pair your dress with close-toed shoes, and perhaps a sweater or wrap to keep your arms warm. Check out the carousel below for good dress options to wear to a spring wedding with a more casual vibe.

Colors to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Another thing to consider when choosing what to wear to a spring wedding is the color palette. Often, couples will incorporate their color scheme into their wedding invitations so be sure to look closely at it for any clues as to what the dress code might be as well as any possible color palette. Popular colors to wear to a spring wedding are light or pastel colors like baby blue, blush pink, lavender, pale yellow, sage green, etc.

Springtime may make you feel like it would be nice to wear something very light-colored or even white. Let us caution you: do not wear white to someone else’s wedding. Unless it is explicitly requested that guests wear white (in the case of a themed wedding) then under no circumstances should you wear a white dress to a wedding in which you are not the bride. Okay? okay.

Floral or Patterned Dresses for Spring Weddings

Fabrics to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Your fabric choice will likely have a bit to do with the formality of the event as well. Options such as lacechiffon, or even cotton are popular for spring weddings, as they offer breathability and comfort. 

Dresses for a Spring Wedding

What to Wear to a Formal Spring Wedding

If you’re invited to a formal or semi-formal wedding in the spring time, you’ll likely want to choose a long dress or gown. Browse some of the options below for long, formal dresses for a spring wedding!

Formal Dresses for a Spring Wedding

If you’re still having trouble deciding what to wear to a winter wedding, be sure to visit Pinterest where we are pinning winter wedding inspiration, outfit ideas, and more! And if all else fails? Don’t be afraid to ask the bride for some outfit direction!

On a budget for your winter wedding outfit? Try using Rent the Runway to rent a gorgeous dress and even a fabulous winter coat for a fraction of the cost of buying new!

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Check out our other guides to wedding attire style for every season by visiting the links below!


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