Wedding Attire On A Budget

With the big freeze over and warmer weather on its way, it won’t be long until wedding season is upon us once again.

If all your pals are getting hitched and it feels like you have another nuptial to attend every weekend of Summer, you might be getting a little worried about the state of your wardrobe (and your bank balance).

While the big event itself is packed full of laughter and happiness, the lead-up can be a little harder to manage – especially if you’re on a budget!

Worry not, treasured wedding guest – we’ve got you covered with key investment pieces (that won’t break the bank) that’ll see you through the season and beyond!

Here are our top tips for a more financially sustainable wedding season.


Get ready for a good time in this season’s super-pretty partywear! #HM

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Maxis are definitely wedding guest staples, and there are lots of updates on the style this season.

For a thrifty take, fashion your own from a top and maxi skirt. For different weddings, simply switch up top or bottom half for a whole new get-up.

Look for cold-shoulder tops and designs with gypsy ruffles for up-to-the-minute pieces that you can wear all summer long, not just for the big day.

Alternatively, go for a plain or muted maxi and invest in a couple of different statement accessories to keep your look fresh each time,

Opt for a blanket wrap to cover up, or turn your outfit on its head with a bold hat or fascinator.

Wearing with statement glasses is a great way of transforming an outfit, and we adore the cool pastel blues of the Antares 8973. Grab them below!

Antares 8973

Hair Styling

Weddings are often associated with stiff up-dos and tight ringlets, but these days there’s a lot more scope to experiment – especially as a guest.

Mixing up your hair is also a fab way to keep your look fresh.

Go boho with a low-slung pony, or experiment with some loose braids.

For your next nuptial,  why not try a soft half-up-half-down style, or go for a deep side parting?

Be sure to take a look at the countless video tutorials online so you can have a few stock styles up your sleeve; even if you’re wearing the same attire, a different hairstyle will instantly refresh your look!

Compliment your new style with a new pair of budget shades. When it comes to wardrobe staples, none are more classic than a tortoiseshell wayfarer. We’ve got you covered with the super slick Savannah 8121, which you can grab below!

Savannah 8121 – Tortoise

Statement Shoes

Shoes that make the outfit… ✔️. Link to shop in profile.

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Shoes can be the finishing touch to an outfit, or they can be the game changer.

Investing in a pair of on-trend heels will help you waltz through the wedding with ease (and serious style!).

Opt for a neutral base shade to maximise versatility, and keep an eye out for edgy design details that will set them apart (tassels and tie-up embellishments are a gorgeous way to lift a classic heel).

Look for all the updates on court shoes this season: from cut-out details to experimental heels, there’s going to be a standout option for you.

Compliment your statement shoes with matching shades for the perfect coordinating look. We love the Dakota 8158 for this reason exactly, which you can check out below!

Dakota 8158

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