What should I wear for a wedding abroad?

Have you been invited to a wedding abroad and are now wondering… “what should I wear for a wedding abroad”? Let’s make your decision easier. There are many different styles, colours, and dresses to choose from it may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. If you follow these simple steps you are well underway for a relaxing stressfree destination wedding adventure.

Keep it simple!

If the invitation has not specifically mentioned a dress code or the bride and groom have not given you any indication of what they expect then “keep it simple” is our motto. That is not to say you should show up wearing tattered shorts and a tank top, or conversely, an elegant gown would surely be over the top for a beach wedding. Take into account the location and how formal the wedding is.

Think about the elements

After all, you will be in a warm tropical environment. Light a breezy is your best choice for a beach wedding abroad. And remember to keep yourself protected. Sunblock is a must as you might be as there will likely be little shade, especially if it is a beachside event. Of course, if the ceremony is in the evening or indoors in air-conditioning, you may want to bring a like jacket or pashmina to ward off the chill.

It’s about the wedding couple

You never want to outdo the bridal couple, so nothing over-the-top when it comes to your attire. A simple cotton shirt and jacket for the men and either a dress or cotton blouse with a flowy skirt for the ladies.


We love this Bardot dress with its skater style skirt and mesh detailing. Pairing it with cute little sandals for the beach would complete this outfit. Find this dress at Pink boutique UK

How versatile! This dress can do triple duty! Wear it as a strappy dress, bandeau style or as a maxi skirt with a flowy blouse. Find this dress at Bonmarche.

This dress is casual yet sophisticated. Perfect for a beach wedding guest. Find this dress online at Lascana


For the Men

Smart yet casual. A cotton shirt with linen or light cotton pants, this combo is perfect for a beach wedding. Available at Wedding Tropics

So if you take into consideration these simple ideas when asking yourself what you should wear for a wedding abroad, you will be packing the perfect attire in no time.


5. Talk to Us

The whole reason you hired a destination wedding planner is to provide excellent service and give you insight on deals. We have relationships with resort chains all over the world. When it comes to finding specials and places where you can save money, we can help. You want to use a company that works hard to find you discounts, especially if you have a big wedding group. Saving money on your wedding can be possible, you have to know the right people that can help you do it.