Dressing for a wedding around this time of year can be tough. In the UK, the weather is so unpredictable that leaving the house without a coat in your best floral print dress and open toe heels is never the best option.

A spring wedding – or indeed a summer one in the UK – needs careful planning. Think about the unpredictable weather, but also the transition in trends. Pastels are now on-trend, as is the 70s look and 90s. Look to the trends on the catwalks and on the high street for wedding outfit inspiration.

1. Cover Up

tweed jacket

Don’t forget the essential blazer or cropped jacket for a spring wedding look that won’t leave you looking like a drowned rat in a dress. Often, a blazer can look overly formal and too much like office-wear, so choose yours carefully.

Go for a tweed option in a Chanel style or opt for a lightweight feel to soften your look and make it more girly. A floral print is perfect for spring and would go well with a dress that offsets it. Choose a block colour for your dress that you can find in the blazer.

2. Pastels

pastel pink dress

Pastel tones have made a come back all over the catwalk this season and the perfect place to debut your pretty pastel look may well be your spring wedding. Think dusty pink, baby blue, mint green and sherbet lemon.

Designer like Meadham Kirchhoff and Ryan Lo pioneer the pretty girl-next-door pastel look but you can get it on a budget if you have an eye for the tone that best suits you. Pair with a ballet pump or kitten heel for your wedding for an understated elegance.

3. Hats and Fascinators

Kate middleton headgear

Nothing says ‘spring’ like flowers. Add an extra playful element to your look by topping it all off with a pretty floral fascinator. Remember to pair the colour of the flowers in your fascinator with either your shoes or your dress.

Alternatively, go for the 70s flower-power Bohemian feel and make your headgear a dainty headband. It’s a romantic addition that will definitely turn heads at the reception.

4. Accessorize with a Scarf

A scarf is a staple item that you should always have to fall back on, on occasions like this. A lightweight option can be stylishly draped around your neck to offset your dress or can be wrapped over your shoulders and arms like a shawl when the chill sets in.

5. Long Sleeves

long sleeve dress

It’s tempting to go all-out for a spring wedding and wear a dress that is probably better suited to your summer holiday. Your iPhone may predict sunny conditions on the day, but the chances are, it will cloud over. Eliminate weather disasters by being prepared.

Covering your arms makes all the difference where the dreaded goose bumps are concerned. Go for a long sleeve or a capped sleeve dress that will keep you covered just that fraction more if the clouds do descend.

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