What To Wear To a Garden Wedding – The Ultimate Guide

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Garden weddings are one of the most enjoyable wedding dress codes to get ready for. With less formality and an alfresco setting, garden weddings encourage us to dress in a way that’s feminine, soft and romantic. 

We’re all probably familiar with the lacklustre fashion moments that coincide with wedding season. From having nothing to wear to turning up in the wrong dress code (whatever they are), we’ve all been there.

The truth is, figuring out what to wear to a wedding can be tricky, and we don’t mean the constant battle between waterproof mascara and whether your Kate Spade clutch has room for tissues. We mean the unforgettable fashion moments that seem like a good idea at the time, but just look wrong later on.

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If you’re wondering what to wear to a garden wedding in Spring, then you’ll be spoilt for outfit options. Your shopping coincides with seasonal sales, fresh Spring/Summer collections, and the excitement of the new season. 

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Memphis Dress by Alice McCall

While there is plenty of variety in the actual location of a garden wedding (for instance, is it in a backyard, a manicured public garden, or some other outdoor space) the look is softer and more floaty than what you’d likely wear in a formal indoor setting. 

Think soft pastels and light as a feather fabrics, flowy skirts and materials that skim the body rather than cling.

Obviously, when deciding what to wear to a garden wedding, floral prints are the natural choice for many guests as they pay homage to the location while still being completely dress-code friendly. 

While nature and the great outdoors are great kick starters for fashion inspiration, when choosing joy-generating prints remember that anything overly bold and brightly eye-catching might be best saved for a beach wedding or destination wedding.

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Smalltalk Dress by Keepsake

For Spring/Summer an open-neck dress or silky fabric is ideal – while sleeved, longer ensembles are the way to go during Autumn/Winter.

For cooler months, resist the urge to layer up with coats and jackets at all costs – however tempting it may be. Instead, you could opt for a delicate knit top tucked into a pencil skirt, or a lightly coloured fluffy jumper belted over a dress. 

At a garden wedding, accessories still have a place in the picture, but avoid anything too sparkly, too chunky, or anything that screams night time. We’re loving the idea of compact raffia bags, nude leather sandals, classy statement earrings, or organic pearls.  

Keep hair looking effortless, and makeup fresh and dewy. Think a fresh spring glow rather than baked on foundation and lots of heavy contouring.

Remember that daytime sun has an unfortunate way of exacerbating the appearance of imperfections, so go easy on the highlighter around the eyes, and avoid any makeup products that are overly glittery. 

So, if you’re looking for options to wear to a garden wedding this year, keep reading. We have plenty of outfit ideas you can shop right away, all at an affordable price point.

Scroll below for the best ideas on what to wear to a garden wedding!

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Fortuny Dress by Romance Was Born

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Dress With Front Tie Detail by Camilla

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Send me a postcard Dress by Alice McCall

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Clarissa Jumpsuit by Calli

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Sophie Wrap Dress by Tussah

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Salsa Frill Dress by Cooper Street

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Marigold Dress by Jorge

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Luxe Drape Dress by Shona Joy

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Pastiche Mini Dress by Talulah


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