On top of all the planning and decision making that comes with the joy of being engaged, you gotta look really cute. On multiple occasions. And we’re not even talking about your actual wedding day. But it’s fine. You’ll be fine. We helpfully made a list for you encompassing each and every outfit you could possible need on your road to marital bliss—and with multiple options to boot.
Scroll down to see what outfits we suggest for 7 typical events on a soon-to-be-bride’s agenda, and to shop pieces that you’ll want to wear on repeat!
Take the engagement party as an opportunity to not wear white (trust us, you might be sick of it by the time your wedding day arrives). Whether you choose to go for a dramatic look or soft and romantic, be sure to look for special details when planning your outfit (i.e. subtle cut-outs or pretty strap details), to ensure that you stand out. This is not the occasion for a simple black sheath dress, unless you pair with special accessories.
Stuart Weitzman The Legwrap Sandals ($498) in Cashew Suede
Bridal showers are usually a daytime event, so dress accordingly. White isn’t a requirement, but is certainly festive. We also love a soft pastel for this occasion. A shift cut will allow you to move around and socialize at the shower. Pair with block heel sandals.
ASOS Textured Shift Dress with Lace Frill Cold Shoulder ($99) in White
It’s time for a fun party dress. Bare a little skin but keep it classy. A white mini dress with festive details is a no-brainer for a fun night out with your best girl friends.
Topshop Unique Patent Leather Skinny Strap Sandals ($230) in Camel
While not the most glamourous of wedding occasions, signing your marriage license at city hall is still a special occasion, so dress accordingly. We recommend a feminine midi dress with flat sandals.
Club Monaco Avina Silk Maxi Dress ($279) in Soot Black
Elizabeth and James Aldridge Dress ($256) in Ivory
Take a break from the dresses and greet your guests in a patterned or colorful jumpsuit. We love this look paired with neutral platform sandals and a simple straw boater hat or round sunglasses if your event is outdoors.
Rebecca Taylor Ditsy Tulip Jumpsuit ($425) in Admiral
FindersKEEPERS As You Are Twist Long Jumpsuit ($187) in Pinstripe White
Our best advice for the all-important rehearsal dinner outfit? Wear something that you can move in—it’s going to be a long night. And while obviously not a requirement, the bride traditionally wears white for the rehearsal. Try to wear shoes that are similar to those that you’ll be wearing for the wedding, so that you know what you’re dealing with when walking down the aisle.
Band of Outsiders Gauze & Lace Dress ($575) in Ivory
Manolo Blahnik Chaos Metallic Sandals ($725) in Rose Gold
You’re probably going to be happy but exhausted the day after your wedding. But if your family and friends are seeing you off for the well-deserved honeymoon, you might need to have one more stylish outfit prepared. Keep it comfortable, casual, and possibly travel-friendly. And definitely take a break from the white.
Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Dayna Point Flats ($50) in Taupe Suede
Which of these wedding-related events are you shopping for? Tell us in the comments below!