STYLE FIX: What to Wear for a Lunch Time Wedding

Following in the heels of my first “Beauty Fix” post I decided to try out “Style Fix” posts too! As I’m sure many of you are, I’m always looking for advice and I often turn to some stylish blogger friends for help so I thought it would be great to gather their thoughts and put it into one big post 🙂


The first question I posed my style expert friends was What would you wear to a lunch wedding reception?

These days weddings are no longer cookie cutter and the bride and groom can really make it THEIR day. I am actually attending a lunch time wedding soon and thought this would be a great topic to write about. I hope you enjoy the answers and tips from the experts for this post!

Many of you know Nicole Wilson of! She is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger based in Toronto and has numerous contribution credits to her name such as, FASHION Magazine, LOULOU’s Tumblr, eBay Canada, MasterCard Sylicity among many others. 

Nicole Wilson 2

Dressing for a wedding can be stressful, especially if you don’t have an abundance of dresses in your closet like I do. Even though I have a dress for pretty much every possible situation (I have a slight problem), I still need to spend time deciding which one fits for the occasion. When I’m dressing for a summer wedding, I always keep three C’s in mind: COMFORT, CUT and COLOUR. Nothing too heavy or tight, nothing too short or revealing and NO WHITE (unless the bride asks her guests to wear white).

Nicole Wilson 1

For a day time summer wedding, I would even go a little more demure than a night time wedding. It’s still a party and there may be dancing, but it may not be AS “party time” as a night wedding. I would wear this dainty floral dress with a fitted bodice and a full skirt to a day time wedding – it’s comfortable, ladylike and the perfect pattern/palette for an sunny outdoor wedding. I went with the wedge sandal because I love heels but this pair isn’t going to make holes in the garden if it’s an outdoor ceremony. Don’t forget the sunglasses and sunscreen ladies!
CLICK HERE for more tips on summer wedding style and beauty plus a different look!
Dress: Address Apparel, Shoes: Nine West, Handbag: Target, Necklace: Shop for Jayu, Bracelet & Sunglasses: Ann Taylor, Watch: Michael Kors 

My next feature expert is Tamika Auwai. She is a wardrobe expert and personal stylist. I had the pleasure of attending one of her webinars and shopping with her in person! She is the Style Editor for The Hip Urban Girls Guide and has been featured on CityLine and the CBC. She is also the lady behind Shop Socials connecting shopping enthusiasts with the best shopping destinations Toronto has to offer.

Styling yourself for a lunch wedding reception is a breeze because you can easily dress up a day look you already feel confident in with a few statement accessories to make it occasion appropriate. I’d choose a demure dress in a cheery hue and flattering silhouette or pull together simple separates and then pair with a single bold piece of jewelry and eye-catching peep toe pumps or strappy heels. 

Tamika Auwai

Tip: Be sure to check the invitation for venue details. A pashmina or blazer may be in order if you’re in a banquet hall or restaurant where the air conditioning might be on full blast. If you’re celebrating outdoors keep your clutch stocked with tissues for blotting and perhaps a sweet little fan to generate a cool breeze.

Last but most definitely not least I asked Iva Grbesic of One Chic Mom a fabulous blog that dispels all the myths that moms can’t be fashionable. As a mom of four I have no idea how she does it but she does it all with style! Iva is a member of the Yordale Mall Style Council and has made several TV appearances such as The Marilyn Dennis show and CTV news. She has also contributed to FASHION Magazine and Sun Media among many other media outlets.

Iva Grbesic

“Weddings are always special – two people spending one of the most important days of their lives with you is an honour. For a lunch wedding in July I would recommend you wear something casual and light, that’s why I chose this pink silk dress by Myne that I bought at Pomp ‘n Pageantry Boutique from Yorkville.

Iva Grbesic (2)

The colour is great for summer and the silk fabric will be cool in the July heat. This dress is feminine and appropriate for a wedding.
Dress, Myne. Shoes, Jimmy Choo. Cuff, Joe Fresh. Necklace, Pomp ‘n Pageantry. Belt, Joe Fresh. Handbag, DKNY. 

So there we have my first Style Fix post! I hope you enjoyed getting advice from the experts! I know this definitely helped me in choosing a dress for the wedding I have coming up 🙂

Be sure to check out Nicole at, see how Tamika can solve all your wardrobe woes on her site and check out what Iva’s been up to over at One Chic Mom.

If you have a wardrobe or style question that you would like featured on the next Style Fix post send me an email or tweet me!

Thank you again to my blog friends and style experts for helping me with this post! 

Sign up for the Toronto Beauty Reviews Newsletter!

Want the latest beauty, style and event news right in your inbox? Sign up now!

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.