What to Wear to a Summer Garden Wedding


Summer cocktail garden wedding

What is appropriate to were to a summer wedding- garden ceremony with cocktail reception?  Emma

A summer garden wedding is crying out for a pretty frock.  The cocktail reception says, ‘dress up, not down’.

Key points:

  1. A knee length dress (cocktail length)
  2. A small clutch handbag – leave your regular everyday handbag at home and downsize
  3. Grass friendly heels – stilettos will sink into the grass
  4. Colour – this is summer, this is a wedding. Wear lovely colours and patterns.
  5. Accessorize with some sparkle – this will dress up your look for the ‘cocktail’ element of the wedding.

If it’s likely to get cool in the evening – don’t forget to bring a lovely wrap or shrug to pop over your dress.



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  • I have recently attended two garden functions, a wedding and a 30th. At both, the 20 and 30-somethings were mostly in light neutrals – lots of lovely texture mixes and heavy laces. As one of the oldest there, I felt I was probably showing it in my bright geometrics.

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