Wedding Guest 101: Find Your Perfect Dress

With weddings well and truly back on the calendar for the year ahead in what experts are calling the post-pandemic boom, time is ticking to get ready for upcoming nuptials. Aside from the logistics, it can be tricky to get back into the headspace of finding that perfect outfit to suit the occasion and to make you feel like a million dollars. For day-long occasions, looking stylish while feeling comfortable is the ultimate goal. You need something that works for the church, the hotel dinner, and the dancefloor – as well as a look which is easy to accessorise to let your personality shine through. Whether you’re a traditionalist or a fan of cutting-edge fashion, we have the perfect dress for every wedding guest. Get ready to hit wedding season looking glam, pose with the bride and groom and raise a glass to celebrate!


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The bridal party

Your invitation to the wedding may be more formal than most, with an invitation to be a part of the big day. Bridesmaids, flower girls and mother of the bride or groom are just a few of the roles which require a special ensemble to contribute to the grandeur of the day. Finding that balance between a look the bride is happy with and a vibe that reflects you perfectly is the goal – think about colour, seasonality, embellishments, and silhouettes to find a starting point for your search.


For the mother of the bride

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As mother of the bride or groom, you want to stand out from the crowd – it is your child’s big day after all! Matriarchal bridal outfits traditionally incorporate a hat or fascinator and a blazer or shall, this is very much about the formalities of the day. Once the ceremony is over and you’re ready to let your hair down, it’s time to show off that stunning dress. This stunning Maya Deluxe Stripe Embellished Maxi Dress in Green Lily is figure hugging and comfortable. With elegant sequins on the bodice in a modest shape, you can show off some skin whilst feeling supported. Choose a muted colour to complement the wedding flowers and go one step further to match with your partner to co-ordinate the day to perfection!


For the bridesmaids

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It’s your job to step out with the bride as the support group, her Maya Maids! The Maya Deluxe Icons range is epitomised by our signature sequins and our intricate hand embellished designs. Timeless, elegant dresses with a touch of vintage boho charm are what we do best. Think ethereal flowing tulle, Gatsby-esque sequins and floor skimming silhouettes. Shop different styles in the same colour so you can co-ordinate with all the bridesmaids in the party with your own individual look. Click here to read our post about choosing your Bridesmaids dresses here. 


For the flower girls

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Make your flower girls feel like princesses on the big day with our Mini Maya dresses. All the charm and elegance of our bridesmaid dresses, shrunk down to fit the little ones! Tulle and sequins are a match made in heaven for little girls, they won’t be able to resist twirling and dancing on the big day. Choose a range of different sleeves and necklines to get the perfect dress that they’ll feel comfy in for the day.


The guests

Planning your outfit for a wedding is no easy feat. If you’re fairly new to weddings it can be hard to gauge what is acceptable attire, and if you have been to your fair share – you’ll know that the formality can be varied at each do. The key is picking an outfit which is formal enough for any eventuality, but most importantly it represents who you are and is comfortable for you to be wearing all day. No matter what your personality and style is, we have something to suit your taste, so you’ll be feeling fabulous all day.


For the traditionalist

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Follow the flow of the wedding with an understated, elegant gown which has a hint of sparkle. An embellished maxi dress gives you the formal element for the ceremony, whilst providing that touch of opulence for the all-important pictures and move to the dancefloor. This stunning Maya gown suits all body shapes and skin tones.


For the boho chic

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Answering your hippy style in the most elegant way possible, Anaya with Love is on hand with this romantic ruffle tiered dress. This must-have dress is the perfect investment for a range of occasions and is made up of tulle that has been embellished with a vintage floral print, frill detailing and asymmetric hem.


For the dancing diva

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After over a year without partying, this is the dress you need to celebrate the nuptials of your loved ones. This playful design has just the right amount of statement without detracting from the bride. This versatile dress is worth snatching to have you covered throughout wedding season and beyond.


For the femme fatale

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Feel party ready with our short sleeve tiered maxi dress. At Anaya with Love each item is consciously designed and made with 100% recycled fabric, so you can look great and do good. The stunning piece has an elegant tulle silhouette with a flattering sweetheart bodice. Style it up and down to suit your dress code – add strappy sandals and statement earrings and you're wedding ready.


For the vintage queen

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One of the many beauties of this bold floral frock from Lovedrobe is the ability to throw it on and look perfectly put together with very little effort required. Let the dress do the talking and accessorise with pops of colour. If you love a daring pattern and an elegant vintage silhouette, this dress needs to find its way to your wardrobe.