What to Wear to an Outdoor Wedding

A wedding is always a special occasion, and no matter your role at the event, it’s important to dress appropriately for the theme and the season. With a handful of options available based on the time of year, we have five seasonal tips for you to consider.

1. Summer Wedding Options

It’s going to be a hot one, so you should probably think light. A light linen jacket with silk scarf is a good option.

2. Rainy Weddings

Sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t have our best interests at heart, so be prepared for rain on a wedding day. Have an umbrella ready, and think slacks with hemlines and jackets suited for rain.

3. Beach Weather

A beach wedding is less formal than a traditional wedding. Options for a beach wedding include: a seersucker suit in light hues, a linen vest, and perhaps open-toed sandals.

4. Backyard Wedding

For a backyard wedding, think pastels and floral prints. Since a backyard wedding often means a more casual affair, neckties and jackets are optional.

5. Winter Wedding

A winter wedding often requires layering. However, that doesn’t mean that you must sacrifice style and elegance. A thickly lined tuxedo with pants, a wool jacket, and even an ascot are great options that set the right tone for a winter wedding.


Search for quality and weather appropriate attire that won’t sacrifice your personal style. It may seem challenging to dress for an outdoor wedding, especially with an unpredictable forecast, however, it’s also a great way to get creative with your wardrobe.

Written by Breanna Muir