An Actually Useful Guide to Being a Bride

OMG you’re getting married. Congrats babe. Obviously, you’re already elbow deep in planning your big day. But being a bride isn’t only about saying I do. Let us give you some outfit inspo for every stage of your wedding journey, with our ultimate guide to being a bride.

Engagement Party

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You said YES! And now everybody who knows and loves you wants to come together to celebrate. This is a chance for you to show off the sparkler on your left hand, and make yourself feel like a real bride to be. A white dress with a hint of lace is the perfect choice for this event, ’cause everybody will be imagining what you’ll look like on your big day. Just avoid a maxi dress or people will think you’re actually going to re-wear it for your vows! If white dresses ain’t your thing, go for soft, feminine pastels for a pretty whimsical feel.

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Hen Night

 Missguided hen do outfit inspo

Your hen night is your chance to let your hair down, and celebrate one of your last nights of being single with your girls. Avoid any prosecco induced knicker flashing incidents by making a jumpsuit or playsuit your outfit of choice. Team with sleek hair, barely-there heels, and a cute clutch bag for a perfect instant hen night outfit. If your do is a daytime affair, jumpsuits even look fab with flats. We just can’t be held responsible for how many heads you’ll turn wearing this look. What happens on your hen do stays on your hen do right?

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Wedding Day

Missguided wedding dress inspo

The day has finally arrived, and all your tears, tantrums, and bridezilla meltdowns will have been worth it in the end. Your wedding dress style is so personal to you, and you will look perfect no matter what you wear. Our bridal wear range has options from traditional floor length lace gowns, to more modern options such as separates. While the day is all about you (obvs), you’ve gotta look out for your main gals too. Make sure your bridesmaids are looking fire. You could even go for a mix and match style with the dresses for an individual, quirky feel.

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Wedding Night

Missguided wedding night lingerie inspo

The best part of your wedding might just happen after all your guests go home. Your first night as husband and wife is bound to be unforgettable. After he’s carried you over the threshold, make sure you have something more comfortable to slip into. All white and lacy is a classic look, but don’t feel like you can’t inject a bit of colour if that’s more your thing. If you’re normally more of a comfy bra and Bridget Jones’ knickers kinda gal, learn how to choose the right lingerie for your body shape here. You are going to look fire babe.

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missguided honeymoon inspo

Hopefully, your honeymoon will involve white sandy beaches, blue skies, turquoise seas, and piña coladas at sunset. If that’s the case, then invest in some bangin’ beachwear for your trip of a lifetime. A good way to get better cost per wear out of your bikinis is by going for mix and match styles. Matching patterned pieces with plain can look really effective, especially if the colours are complimentary. Floaty maxi dresses are the perfect day to night outfit. Throw them over a bikini on the beach, and pair with wedges in the evening. 

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Wedding Guest

mmissguided wedding guest outfits inspo

With all this wedding planning, it’s easy to forget about the other commitments in your diary. If you have friends getting married around the same time as you, you need to have some great wedding guest dresses in your wardrobe. Mini, midi, or maxi, there’s a dress for you. For summer weddings, think bright patterns and colours so you can stand out from the crowd. Florals are also always a safe bet. Just pop on some heels, go nude with your makeup, and opt for subtle jewellery to make sure you’re looking classy and fabulous.

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Got a diary full on hen parties to plan for? Find out what to wear for every eventuality here:

What to wear to a hen do

Avoid wedding guest fashion faux-pas here:

What Not to Wear to a Wedding

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