What To Wear To A Summer Wedding

Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed a fine summer weekend. We certainly did. Saturday night we attended the most gorgeous summer wedding at The Field Museum. It may just go down as the wedding of the year…

I love a good excuse to put on my heels and get dressed up. It was a welcome departure from my normal mom uniform. And since the reception was at 6pm, I decided to go with something a bit more dressy. The occasion definitely called for it.

And YOU GUYS. I’ve discovered something life-changing. I decided to rent my dress this time with Rent The Runway. How have I never done this before?! I have so many dresses in my closet from past events that I’ve only worn once. And, I just couldn’t pass up the chance to pay only $55 for a dress that retails for $465! They make it super easy, and even provide you with a back-up size just in case. I absolutely LOVED my dress. You can check it out (and rent it!) here.

My heels are from a couple of years ago, but you can find other cute options here (on sale!) and here. Since I went with color on my feet, I kept my clutch simple. I’m really loving this black clutch right now, and would be a perfect choice.  

Figuring out what to wear to a summer wedding sometimes can be tricky. Is it going to be hot? Rain? Chilly? During the day? Evening? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Shop my top choices below for both day + evening weddings.

I’ve also scoured Rent The Runway and I’m sharing my fav picks below.

(And of course, I’ve included a photo of The Mister. He just looked too good.)

Here’s to a wonderful week!


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For a summer daytime wedding, think fun and bright colors. I love to go for short dresses in the summer. Show off those tan gams, girl!  



Unless it’s a formal wedding, I still like shorter lengths for a summer evening wedding. If you go with a gown, make it something ethereal and flowy. This is also the perfect occasion for something a bit sexier and lux than daytime weddings.


  • Emily

    Such a unique dress! Looks great. 🙂

    LOVE the shoes too.

  • tineke - workingmommyabroad

    You look amazing in that dress! Love the combination with those shoes 🙂

  • Lauren

    What a great idea! I’ve never used Rent the Runway but I’m def going to keep them in mind for some weddings I have coming up!


  • Victoria

    This is an absolutely stunning dress! I love it paired with the cobalt pumps! Gorgeous!

  • Doris

    Wow, you look stunning in this amazing dress. Love this outfit on you!


  • Rachel Moore

    Love that dress!

  • Shannan Panganiban

    DANG HOT MAMA! Wish I could pull that off! Killing it!

  • Michelle

    Hm I have a wedding to attend in September and hadn’t thought of Rent the Runway at all but it’s such a great idea!

  • alexie

    perfection! literally miss rent the runway! they don’t have it in the UK. CRINGE!

  • Allison - Celebrating Sweets

    This is stunning! You look fabulous!

  • Karin Rambo

    I love, love, LOVE those shoes! The color is so fun!

  • Sophia

    This dress looks great on you, it is a very nice dress.

  • JeeYoung

    You look stunning!!!! What a gorg couple!

  • Corina

    Wowee! Hot mama! You look great 😀

  • Cara

    You look stunning! Gorgeous dress and beautiful blue color!

  • Krista Williams

    Love what you chose from rent the runway! so gorgeous!


  • Shannon

    This dress!! I love it!

  • latoya

    Love this color on you. What a great idea! To rent this dress from Rent the Runway I will def check them out for my upcoming events.

  • Gloryanna

    RENTING is genius!!!! Of course, in small-town KS that’s not always possible, but it’s still a fabulous idea! And this dress is just lovely.

  • Nicole

    Wow! I’ve heard such great things about that company and have seen some pretty awesome dresses come from them. I may have to try them for the October wedding that we have coming up.

  • Aishwarya Shenolikar

    That’s a terrific outfit! Loved its uniqueness! 🙂

  • Annie

    Love that dress paired with those cobalt blue heels! Gorgeous!

  • Amanda

    That dress looks fabulous on you! I’ve been thinking about trying Rent the Runway and am glad that you had a great experience with it– I think I might have to give it a go!

  • courtney

    That dress is STUNNING on you! I love the blue layer underneath, it just pops against your complexion!

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  • Ruthie Ridley

    That dress is GORGEOUS!!!!! So beautiful – perfect for a wedding!