Wedding Season: What to Wear & What to Give!

Have a whole lotta weddings to attend this year? Worrying about the financial damage it’s going to cause you (dress + gift + travel costs = broke city)? To save yourself from financial ruin, obviously opt for dresses that won’t set you back a few hundo.

Also consider dresses that you know you will also wear to work, out on your own, and at the other weddings! I know, I know, you’re thinking that your image in the same frock will be littered about Facebook, but you’re giving people too much credit. People generally don’t notice the little details on Facebook, they’re too busy looking at their own profiles, so by adding a scarf, bolero, blazer, or different shoes, to the same dress all season means that chances are good that no one will notice.

The Fashionista Friend’s Wedding (that you’re not in, phew!)

1. The Fashionista Friend's Wedding (that you're not in, phew!)
You’ll impress everyone in this blue Calvin Klein Dress, only $89.98 from Macy’s.

Pair with nude or colored heels, a matching clutch and you’re set!

Gift Suggestion: A personalized wine decanter and cutting board is classy and original! Available at Wine Enthusiast.

The Colleague’s Wedding

2. The Colleague's Wedding
Go Stepford Wives to play it safe with this floral A-line, ultra flattering dress from Modcloth for just $55!

This dress plays it safe while remaining girly and flirty at the same time. Can easily be jazzed up with sparkly jewelry and flashy shoes for a more fashion-forward wedding, or downplayed with a wrap.

Gift Suggestion: Organic coffee of the month delivered to their door! (3, 6 & 12 month options) Caveat: Ensure the couple loves coffee and if they don’t consider tea!

Your Date’s/Boyfriend’s/Hubbie’s Friends Wedding

3. Your Date's/Boyfriend's/Hubbie's Friends Wedding
This pink number (the Coral Freda Wrap Front Dress from this Irish shop that does ship internationally for free) is flattering, versatile and its look is oh-so easily changed with jewelry, a scarf, hat, heels or wrap.

You can wear this dress all year long!

Gift Suggestion: 7 piece stainless steel cooking tool set from Williams Sonoma

The So-Called Casual Wedding

4. The So-Called Casual Wedding
This Lovecat Crochet Maxi dress can do no wrong.

Casual, appropriate, comfortable, and adorable!

Gift Suggestion: A hardcover photo album of the big day (from pictures you capture) – create it in iPhoto or on Shutterfly

Above are four weddings you may find yourself invited to this summer, paired to a great and affordable dress (that could be used all season) and a gift to boot!

What are your gift and dress suggestions? We’d love to hear them!