Cheers to Summer Wedding Attire that Won’t Make You Melt

by amandamcdougall

Ahh, summer weddings. An excuse to have your dearest loved ones sit outside in the sweltering heat admiring bridal beauty while whatever is left on our faces turns to a sweaty mess. Brides may have spent months planning a wedding, but the solid hour it took me to perfect my cat eyeliner will be gone within a matter of minutes after stepping outside. Now don’t mistake this for pure cynicism, when I envision my dream wedding I also think of a beautiful sleeve-less summer day (hopefully mine, however, will include more air conditioning). Unfortunately I did not catch the bouquet at this particular wedding, but I’m pretty sure my father would’ve had a heart attack if I had. This means, if you’re like me, you may have a few more sweltering days of high heel pain and melting makeup, but no fear, I’ve got the perfect guide for you 🙂

1. To prevent that making from slipping and sliding all over:

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Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray – $36.00 @ Sephora

2. An annual summer must-have for me; gives your hair texture and holds it in place all in one!

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Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray – $29.50 @ Sephora

3. For all you heel-loving ladies, make it a bit easier on your feet with gel insoles, I’m a fan of these ones from Spring.

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Novi Gel Instep Cushions – $8.99 @ Call it Spring

4. After a mini-outdoor sweat session, refresh your face with these sheets and some powder.

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Boscia Black Charcoal Blotting Linens – $13.00 @ Sephora

PS. It also is a great idea and was a big salvation that my cousin offered information about the wedding and wedding party on little homemade fans. They were a huge hit while waiting for the beautiful bride to start her walk.

Here is my summer wedding outfit (pictured here with one of my cousins):

Unfortunately, my dress was a synthetic silk-like material that did not breathe very well (I DO NOT reccomend wearing a material like this, even though I loved that dress so I powered through it…)

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On me – Dress: Forever 21, Heels: Forever 21, Watch: Michael Kors, Necklace: Forever 21

And of course, why go to the trouble of getting all dressed up without a blurry impromptu iPhone photo shoot?

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Great time, great people, great wedding 🙂

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