Destination 'I Do': Elevate Your Style For A Wedding Abroad

Destination 'I Do': Elevate Your Style For A Wedding Abroad

What to wear to a destination wedding abroad 

(main image: Amante, Ibiza

Destination weddings offer a magical escape, allowing guests to celebrate love in breathtaking locations like Italy, Ibiza, or Greece. However, selecting the perfect outfit for such an occasion, balancing style, comfort, and cultural appropriateness, can be a delightful challenge. Whether you're attending a ceremony against the backdrop of a Tuscan vineyard, the bohemian vibes of Ibiza, or the serene beauty of the Greek islands, here's your guide to dressing impeccably for an unforgettable destination celebration.

1. Embrace the Locale's Charm

Every destination radiates its unique ambiance, and your attire should reflect that. For an Italian wedding, capture classic elegance with a modern twist. Opt for flowy dresses in soft pastels, floral prints, or earthy tones, evoking the romance of the Italian countryside. Ibiza calls for laid-back bohemian chic, so embrace flowing maxi dresses, vibrant patterns, and playful accessories. In Greece, channel the relaxed Mediterranean vibe with breezy silhouettes, white or blue hues, and delicate embellishments for an ethereal look that complements the stunning surroundings.


Celia B Aurora Dress

What to wear to a wedding in Italy | Celia B Aurora Dress


What to wear to a wedding in Ibiza | Nema Cara Dress
Pasha Living Greek Archaic Kori Kori Grey and Gold dress UK

What to wear to a wedding in Greece | Greek Archaic Kori Belted Linen Dress


2. Dress for the Climate

Consider the climate of the destination and choose fabrics and styles that keep you comfortable while exuding sophistication. Lightweight and breathable materials such as cotton, linen, or silk are perfect for warm weather destinations like Italy, Ibiza, or Greece. Opt for sleeveless or off-shoulder dresses to stay cool under the sun while radiating effortless elegance.

Lightweight dresses to keep you cool.... 

Celia B

Feather & Find

Feather & Find Stardancer


3. Prioritize Practicality

Destination weddings often entail outdoor ceremonies and receptions, necessitating practical attire choices. Leave the stilettos at home and opt for wedges, block heels, or stylish sandals that offer both comfort and stability, ensuring you can dance the night away without worry. Choose dresses with flowing silhouettes that allow for ease of movement and versatility, effortlessly transitioning from daytime celebrations to evening soirées.

CELIA B Flame Dress
DIANA Gold Leather Sandal - Pasha Living

4. Respect Cultural Sensitivities

When attending a wedding in a foreign country, it's crucial to honor local customs and traditions. Familiarise yourself with any cultural norms or dress codes to ensure your outfit is appropriate for the occasion. In conservative destinations like Italy, opt for modest attire that respects cultural sensitivities, avoiding overly revealing or form-fitting garments. In Ibiza or Greece, you have more freedom to experiment with bold patterns, daring cuts, and vibrant colors while still maintaining a sense of sophistication and respect for the local culture.

Devotion Twins Long Dress
This dress by Devotion Twins is good for a conservative wedding
Celia B Curazao Dress
This dress be Celia B makes a bold statement 

5. Pack Thoughtfully

Traveling for a destination wedding requires strategic packing, ensuring you have everything you need while minimizing luggage space. Select versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create different looks, allowing for easy transitions between events. Opt for wrinkle-resistant fabrics or garments that pack well to maintain your impeccable style throughout your journey.

Greek Archaic Kori Blouse      Greek Archaic black gold shorts
This blouse and short set by Kori are a versatile packing choice. Wear the blouse with denim cutoffs for a casual look or tailored black trousers for a smart evening look. Equally pair the shorts with a plain black T and sandals or a black blazer and heels for a dressed up occasion. 
                        Kori Black & Gold Blouse               Kori Black & Gold Shorts                     

In conclusion, attending a destination wedding in a picturesque location like Italy, Ibiza, or Greece offers an unparalleled opportunity to celebrate love amidst stunning scenery. By embracing the locale's charm, dressing for the climate, prioritizing practicality, respecting cultural sensitivities, and packing thoughtfully, you can ensure that your outfit is not only stylish but also perfectly suited to the occasion. So, whether you're toasting to love in a vineyard in Tuscany, dancing by the sea in Ibiza, or witnessing a sunset in Santorini, you'll be dressed to impress and ready to create unforgettable memories at a destination wedding to cherish forever.