What to Wear If You’re Invited to a Wedding This Spring

It’s never not wedding season—I learned this early on, as soon as I was old enough to have friends getting married. No matter the time of year, there’s always someone you know tying the knot, so instead of panicking on what you should wear to a spring wedding, I’m going to guide you through it!

For what it’s worth, I personally prefer midi dresses for almost all weddings unless Black Tie or White Tie is specified. Even for casual cocktail weddings, I find the midi length to be classier and, because it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed, I err on the side of a bit of length for my wedding guest dresses. But that’s just my opinion! There’s no end of options for womens spring wedding guest dresses regardless of the dress code, so let’s quickly brush up on wedding dress codes and explore some great midi spring wedding guest dress options.

Get the Look

Black Tie Wedding

Black Tie weddings mean the men are required to wear tuxedos, which means the women are expected to dress accordingly in full-length gowns. To be more specific, floor-sweeping ball gowns and maxi dresses are perfect for black tie wedding attire and can be even more elevated with sparkling jewelry to compliment your look. Under very specific circumstances, you can probably get away with a longer, formal cocktail dress but I would suggest going with something like this stunning black gown instead.

Formal Wedding

Formal/Black-Tie Optional are the most common when attending an extremely elegant, fancy wedding. For both dress codes, you’re expected to wear a floor or at least a tea-length gown. If the wedding is a bit more casual but still labeled with one of these dress codes, a sophisticated cocktail dress or an elevated pantsuit will work. This stunning green gown would be an excellent choice for a formal/black-tie optional wedding!

Cocktail Wedding

A cocktail attire dress code gives you the most room to play with the delicate balance between elegant, stylish, and comfortable. Tea-length, knee-length, and midi dresses are all appropriate, and you can definitely have some fun with color and detailing. For example, this pink off-shoulder midi dress is a gorgeous choice for what to wear to a spring cocktail attire wedding.

Dressy Casual / Semi-Formal

Dressy casual (or semi-formal) allows you to play around with your look a bit. A gorgeous midi or maxi skirt with a dressy top would be a perfect combination. Or, if you’re feeling extra playful and the setting and time of day of the wedding calls for it, this sassy orange midi dress is a wonderful option for a spring dressy casual wedding.

Destination Wedding

Tropical or destination weddings are incredibly popular for good reason—it’s a vacation and a celebration all in one! I would always err on the side of over-dressing for a tropical wedding just because you don’t want to be that one guest who shows up in a sarong with flip-flops. Keep it classy and festive with a dress like this red one. The ruffle detailing makes it perfect to wear as a guest to a spring beach destination wedding!

read more banner divider

This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, we receive a commission.

Leave a Note

Load All 3 Comments

  1. Natali said:
    Posted 4.3.17 · Reply

    You are looking astonishing in this feminine and trendy dress!


  2. carrie said:
    Posted 4.3.17 · Reply

    Really lovely, Amy! Perfect for a spring wedding. Xo


  3. Suzanne said:
    Posted 5.6.22 · Reply

    What would you wear to go to Wimbledon?