12 Dress Styles for a Wedding Guest

Colorful flower embroidered mini dress by Oscar de la Renta for wedding guests
Photo: Cass Bird/Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

From sophisticated city weddings to casual countryside ceremonies, it can be challenging to figure out what to wear to a wedding, as a guest, especially while keeping the changing seasons and trends in mind. There are so many factors that go into picking a style, but ultimately you want a gown that makes you feel confident, stylish and fits well.

We loved gathering our top picks for each season for you. Match the dress of your choice to the time, location and formality of the wedding you will be attending! From a black-tie formal gathering to a laid-back country wedding, we have a variety of full-length, midis and mini dresses for you to choose from.

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Romantic City Wedding With Red and Ivory Florals

The bride and groom hold hands and smile at each other outside of JW Marriott Downtown Houston. The groom has a ruby red boutonniere.
Photo: RaeTay Photography | Engagement Party: The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa | Cake: Susie’s Cakes

After a lively night of dancing at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Jennifer and Edgar knew that they were meant to be together. 

Edgar proposed on his knee beneath the iconic oak tree at The Houstonian, its sparkling branches creating a warm and romantic glow. After Jennifer said yes, she was surprised with a celebratory engagement party with family and friends in attendance.   Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Ivory + Green Lakeside Wedding at Margaritaville Resort, Lake Conroe

Groom and bride, with veil blowing in wind, pose in front of colorful outdoor surf boards at their lakeside wedding at Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe and Houston.
Photo: Us Plus Love | Planner: A Day To Remember | Hair + Makeup Artist: Blush Hair and Makeup Artistry | Jewerly: I W Marks Jewelers | Visit Conroe

Very few people can run 14 miles on the first date, and that’s how you know Elizabeth and Jeremiah were meant to be from the start. So, when Jeremiah decided to pop the question with a dazzling engagement ring from I W Marks Jewelers, it was only natural that it was after a 10-mile run.  “When I turned to look at him, he was down on one knee! It was such a blur! I remember taking the ring from him and putting it on my finger,” Elizabeth says.

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Southern Wedding Styled Shoot at The Mansion at ColoVista

Bride and groom stand at the alter for their artfully curated Southern wedding. Bride is holding her bridal bouquet and there is a beautiful view of the hill country.
Photo: Esther Makau Photography | Venue: The Mansion at ColoVista | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Cookies: Sift & Swirl | Jewelry: Embark Fine Jewelry | Local CVB: Visit Bastrop

We’re thrilled to showcase this charming southern wedding, styled shoot at The Mansion at ColoVista. The historic colonial-style mansion sits on 700 verdant acres, offering couples breathtaking views of the Colorado River and all the modern amenities essential for a seamless and stress-free wedding day.

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Classic Monochromatic Wedding Nestled in Downtown Houston

Bride and groom walk across the street in Downtown Houston during the day.
Photo: Alicia Yarrish | Flowers: Plants N’ Petals | Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers

Seth proposed to Marla four years after they first met at Houston’s Day for Night music festival. The proposal happened during their annual tradition of seeing the iconic River Oaks Christmas Lights. Seth revealed a stunning center-cut diamond ring from Zadok Jewelers and asked the big question. Shortly after, the planning for their wedding was underway, only to be halted by the pandemic.

“Extending a nine-month engagement to a seventeen-month engagement presented many obstacles. However, navigating through them together helped us as a couple to grow even more,” says Marla. Their vision for the ceremony and reception was minimalistic and chic. Therefore, the couple went for a classic monochromatic color palette of black, white and gray.

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