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*2023*What to REALLY wear to a rainy wedding? 18 visual guides!

*2023*What to REALLY wear to a rainy wedding? 18 visual guides!

Wondering what to wear to a rainy wedding as a guest? You’ve come to the right place! 

Life is unpredictable, and well, so is the weather for the wedding day.

As a wedding guest, you eagerly pinned down your romantic maxi skirt 2 weeks ago and are ready to dress up for your best friend’s big day.

But when you check the weather forecast this morning, the rainy cloud sign just pops up out of nowhere.

And your heart sinks.

And this begs the question: What shoes and dress should I suppose to wear now?

I get it, the struggle is real.

That said, ahead I’ve gathered 18 outfit ideas if you are looking for rainy-day wedding guest attire.

I’m sure they will be of help, enjoy!

1. What to wear to a rainy spring wedding

Even though the weather is rainy, or shall I say – chaotic out there, this is definitely not the excuse for us to go laidback in our looks.

What to wear to a rainy spring wedding
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As wedding guests, our goal is to blend in with the surroundings and bring a pop of joy to the event.

For a refreshing spring wedding, the standard dull dark hues for rainy days are definitely not the best choice.

Think the classic wedding shades like romantic pastels classy jewel tones, or earth tones.

rainy wedding outfit floral
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Want to brighten up the mood? Just throw a hint of pink that screams “I hate rain but I still CARE about fashion”.

2. Pay attention to the texture for a rainy-day wedding

To survive through a rainy wedding, picking the right textures for your clothes is KEY.

Pay attention to the texture for a rainy day wedding
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A cute denim skirt or glamourous velvet dress looks perfect but let’s not forget these fabrics don’t dry quickly and it tends to get really heavy.

Trust me, the discomfort will mildly annoy you for the whole wedding so avoid them at all costs.

Also, avoid any fabric that can get see-through in the rain like a cotton dress.

As a perfect alternative, go for wool, polyester, nylon, and silk for a put-together look.

A feminine satin dress just works wonders in shedding the rain.

Such a hidden gem for the rainy wedding.

3. Winter rainy wedding guest attire: blazer

Regardless of the season, you’ll always need outerwear for a rainy wedding day to serve as a cover-up for your cute dress and jumpsuit.

For a universally flattering piece, you just can’t go wrong with a blazer.

They just go well with everything from an LBD to a stylish co-ord set and make you look more dressed up.

Together with a sleek clutch and nice nude heels, this wedding guest look is a 10/10.

Of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic trench coat.

rainy wedding guest outfit
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It just looks good with all kinds of dresses.

trench coat outfit with red boots
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4. What to wear to a rainy spring wedding

For the ladies who look sophisticated for the wedding, let’s not forget a neck scarf is equally flattering.

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You can wear them in a myriad of ways from an elegant neck scarf to a poncho.

Some ladies even use them as hair wrap on rainy days.

To glam up the look, definitely for the satin or silk scarf.

rainy wedding outfit scarf
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This just tells others you’ve given thought to your style even on a wet drippy day.

5. What to wear to a summer rainy wedding

Tempting to wear your romantic maxi dress? DON’T.

What to wear to a summer rainy wedding
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Trust me, no matter how careful you are, the hems can pick up a lot of rainwater and mud and you will end up so clumsy.

To play safe, go for the knee-high and midi length to feel the best.

Added to this, go for the simple and lightweight dress as again, comfort is KEY for rainy days.

Sorry to say that but the heavy-tiered skirt may not be the best pick for a rainy wedding.

6. What to wear to a rainy outdoor wedding

Feeling annoyed when the wind blows up your skirt?

No worries as the jumpsuit is equally flattering and even more convenient for a rainy wedding.

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Featuring the billowy silhouette and self-tie belt, throw on this one-piece and you’ll never feel anything from your outfit!

7. What to wear to a rainy fall wedding

Of course, a handy blouse and the lightweight pants combo will never fail as wedding guest attire.

What to wear to a rainy fall wedding
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Long slacks, palazzo pants…they are all elegant choices. To stay festive, you just can’t go wrong with delightful floral pants.

Just make sure the length will not drag onto the floor and you’ll be fine!

8. How to dress classy for a rainy wedding

For the ladies who prefer a simple style, below I’ve handpicked a flattering one with an elastic waistband.

The comfiness is 10/10. Check this out!

9. What shoes to wear to a rainy day wedding

For a summer rainy wedding, go for the high-platform sandals or ankle boots for a stress-free yet aesthetic look.

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That way, you can avoid most of the nasty mud and dirt on the ground.

My favorite is the romantic espadrilles wedge. They are comfy to walk all day and look great with a floral dress. They are the best.

what shoes to wear rainy wedding
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And of course, if you want to wear high heels (brave girl!), always opt for chunky soles to make sure your shoes won’t sink into the mud.

10. Wear wellies to a cold rainy wedding

If we are talking about raining cats and dogs day, definitely wear wellies for both bride and guests.

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Depending on your style, wellies can blend into the outfit surprisingly well.

For the bride, it’s a popular choice to go for the white wellies with a cute ribbon for an aesthetic monochromic look.

Or else, go for bright red wellies for a pop of fun! The combos are literally endless.

11. What hairstyle to wear to a rainy wedding

I’m not going to lie, looking well-groomed on rainy days can be hard.

As we all know, moisture can make the cuticle frizz and ruin your hairstyle quickly.

What hairstyle to wear to a rainy wedding
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As a girl with fine thin hair, I’ll never curl the romantic big waves on a rainy day.

So set the right expectations and go for rainy day-approved hairstyles.

Think a messy bun, or a sleek ponytail – something easy to make so you can always redo it anytime.

hairstyle to a rainy wedding
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When in doubt, save your hair with a nice hat.

This is so random… BUT

hey ladies, why not quickly do an affirmation and feel instantly better?

This new year, I’m trying not only to share fashion tips but come up with ways to instill body positivity in all women who are reading my articles – aka YOU!

Instead of just reading it, say it loud or murmur the quotes (if you are in public) to maximize the effect.

Ready? Here we go.

I love my body. She is my forever home and sanctuary.

Sassy isn’t a shape, it’s an attitude.

Work out because I love my body – not because I hate it.

I can love myself and change my body at the same time. No guilt about that.

It is completely normal to have tummy rolls. I come to realize that social media isn’t showing the reality… at all.

My happiest moments in life had nothing to do with the way my body looked.

I don’t have to be pretty like her, I can be pretty like …ME.

I AM perfect imperfection.

What are your thoughts on that? I hope that makes you feel better (as you deserved).

Please help me pass the body positivity message in your community. #womenhelpwomen

Alright, now keep on reading!

12. Last reminder for attending a rainy day wedding

Last but not least, bring some tissues and towels as they are unbelievably useful on rainy days!

Especially for the outdoor wedding which doesn’t offer a tent, you will need to wipe the chairs, clean up the dirt from your dress all other uses.


So ladies, there you go the 18 outfit ideas and tips if you wonder what to wear to a rainy wedding.

What are your thoughts on that? I hope you get inspired!

As the saying goes “When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles!”

By the way, if you need more outfit ideas for weddings, bridal showers, and more. Check out the useful tips below!

See you there gorgeous!

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