Wedding Weekends

As the year speeds up and events start to fill the calendar, there are celebrations galore on your timeline. Among those, weddings are already in full swing, and the destination wedding is here in a big way - and it's easy to see why. Not only do they offer a unique and unforgettable experience for the guests, but they also provide an opportunity for everyone to take a break from their everyday lives and enjoy a beautiful location. For guests, however, attending a destination wedding requires some additional planning and preparation.

Whether an elegant garden party or an intimate black-tie affair, we're looking forward to shopping for the best seasonal wedding guest dresses. When attending a destination wedding, it's essential to research the location, climate, time of the day and season. This will help you determine what type of attire to keep top of mind before packing your suitcase. For example, if the wedding is taking place on a beach, a light and airy dress would be more suitable than a heavy, formal gown.

Also, in addition to the big day, there are often more events happening as part of the celebration — a welcome reception, rehearsal dinner, and a farewell brunch — which means you can curate a whole wardrobe of unique looks from casual to formal. The first step to determining what to wear is to understand the dress code of each event, and we are here to help you with that. 


The Big Day Formal Attire

Beach weddings are usually more casual, so in most cases, wearing a fun print, a bright colour, and a shorter hemline will do. However, having barefoot beach vows is not mandatory for a destination wedding. Large celebrations frequently take place in elegant ballrooms or on vast rooftop terraces, so you will probably find yourself getting invited to formal affairs on the beach. These venues may call for a formal ballgown or black-tie tuxedo. If the wedding is more traditional, don't be afraid to stand out in a slightly longer, vibrant dress or a jumpsuit. Speaking of jumpsuits, they're a stylish and comfortable alternative to a dress. They're also versatile, as they can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with sandals. You may also opt for a gorgeous cascading ruffle full-length dress. The tropical print, ruffled skirt, and elegant halter neckline make this maxi dress pure joy.


The Welcome Party Semi-Formal Attire

When choosing your first outfit for the wedding weekend, consider the venue and the couple's vibes. Whether it's a formal rehearsal dinner or informal welcome drinks, set your sartorial tone for the weekend by playing with hemlines, textures, and standout prints. Here's a simple rule of thumb: always consider the wedding dress code, then choose an outfit a little less formal than your wedding look or maybe something more trendy to nail that "carefree chic". Most welcome parties are often attendance-optional, so the stakes are lower. You can't go wrong with soft colours and romantic prints. Pastel pink and blues feel suitable for outdoor pre-summer parties. Go for romantic silhouettes for a Garden-inspired look. If you are not that "romantic-style", shiny metallics are celebratory year-round. Shimmering fabrics and crystal embellishments are inherently evenings, even without a long length that grazes the floor.


The Day After Casual Attire

This is definitely a more laid-back day when everyone is recovering from a big night and sharing beautiful memories together. But remember that it is still part of the weekend celebration, so jeans, shorts, and tank tops are probably not appropriate unless they're expressly noted as acceptable. Instead, choose a flowing maxi dress or a simple sundress. Some silhouettes are classics for a reason. For example, wrap dresses with a midi hem fit perfectly for weddings during any season. They're elegant, understated, and just a bit sexy. Also, midi-length dresses are popular for wedding guests, as they're both elegant and comfortable. They also offer an excellent opportunity to show off a statement pair of shoes. Fun and flirty, a shirt dress is a literal ray of sunshine thanks to its colourful colours. It is perfect for all destination wedding events and will become your favourite summer look post-nuptials.


You will always look your best in Montique! For more fashion tips or information on our dresses and products, contact us at to be in touch with our customer service team, or shop our new arrivals now!

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