Well Dressed, Not Stressed
Be The Best Dressed Guest This Wedding Season
Whilst it is so exciting receiving an invitation to a wedding, the stressful nature of nuptials is not limited to the Bride and Groom – the wardrobe stress of being a guest is real. There are so many sartorial do and don’t rules to wedding guest etiquette: don’t steal the bride’s thunder, no clashing accessories, modesty for a church wedding and of course, no white. Wedding guest panic sets in and suddenly, all of the perfect dresses and outfits you saw for the occasion disappear. However, with Hirestreet, you can rent beautiful dresses at a fraction of the retail price; enjoy your day, capture the moment, look amazing and send it back!
With wedding season fast approaching, many of us ladies are going to be invited to a number of weddings throughout the season. Although there is often no expense spared from the Bride and Groom, weddings can be super expensive to attend as a guest too. An average checklist as a guest often includes accommodation at the venue, an expensive gift for the newlyweds, drinks and of course, your outfit. If guests are expected to travel, the cost of attending a wedding was quoted as a huge £500 per ceremony in Brides magazine – upwards of double that if the wedding is abroad!
If you are invited to multiple weddings, you can find yourself spending a crazy amount of money to attend them all. Renting your outfit is such a sensible solution to help you save a little money and still be the best dressed guest of the day. Hirestreet have an array of covetable brands on their website, available to rent for as little as £10 for 10 days! This provides the perfect solution for the Instagrammers among us do not want to be seen in the same dress twice. Why spend a lot of money on an expensive dress you will never wear again when you can hire it?
Accessories are just as important as the dress on a wedding day. Is your fascinator the perfect match to your dress? What shoes are you going to wear? Do you have a bag to match? Sartorial panic does not end merely at clothing but if budget is not your concern, investing in a designer pair of forever shoes or a bag to accessorise is a much more sensible purchase than a dress you will not wear again.
Instead of spending hundreds of pounds on an outfit for every wedding you attend, hire the dress and invest in the shoes! Footwear designers like Christian Louboutin create shoes that are timeless; adding a pair of Louboutin heels to your outfit can make it look chic and expensive. They will not go out of fashion in years to come and they probably never will. How many dresses can you say the same thing about? With hundreds of dresses to choose from on Hirestreet, you will find a dress to match your shoes every time at a tiny fraction of the original cost.
The Best Dressed Guest Outfits We Love:
This beautiful dress is the ultimate summer wedding guest outfit. We love the colour and the tie waistband with the high front leg split makes this dress super flattering. Pair with a nude fascinator and nude heels to be the envy of all the guests.
This blush floral midi dress features the most beautiful, intricate detailing and the colour is so feminine that it is a faultless choice for a Spring/Summer wedding. It is girly and cute but the asymmetric cut keeps it fun. Keep the accessories simple with this dress and elongate your legs further with a barely there strappy heel. The dusty pink hue is the colour to be seen in this season.
Not wearing black to a wedding is a thing of the past. Anything other than white is wedding guest acceptable and black is a chic, flattering choice. The floral detail on this dress adds a little summer to the dress and we think the sheer detail makes this dress an enviable choice for a summer wearing. Be bold and team with red accessories! We told you those red bottoms would come in handy…
Written By Megan Cant – Bride to Be, she knows the stresses of planning a wedding all to well…
Meg, Hirestreet wishes you a gorgeous wedding day in May xxx