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In fact, May was one of the top five most popular months to get married in 2018, according to a WeddingWire survey. So if wedding season starts early for you this year, you’re probably already asking yourself: What am I going to wear?

First of all, consider the venue and overall theme of the celebration. If it’s taking place in the countryside, in a barn, or in a mountain resort, opt for a less formal outfit but elegant nonetheless. Flow-y midi dresses in chiffon and silk with long sleeves are a great choice because they ooze a more bohemian vibe appropriate for such a venue. Urban spots such as rooftop restaurants or lofts call for a more playful and modern approach like a sparkly sequin or slip dress, for example, for a traditional ceremony, opt for something that covers your elbows, reaches below your knees and above your armpit line.

Second of all, pay attention to the wedding invitation—it usually states a dress code, which will give you a pretty good idea of what direction to go into. Just don’t forget that spring is one of the most colorful and romantic seasons so make sure your outfit reflects that. Go for color and playful details such as ruffles and asymmetrical hems.

Now check out our picks for the most stylish dresses to wear to a spring wedding.

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Marchesa Notte Off-the-shoulder Guipure Lace Dress

If the Oscars were any indication of this year’s trends (and they were), purple and pink shades are definitely in and they are such a fresh choice for a spring wedding. This gorgeous off-the-shoulder dress in fuchsia features intricate floral guipure lace.

To buy: $895,

Vince Slip Pleated Dress

Slip dresses may have a simple silhouette but they look elegant and sophisticated. This Vince number in blue is entirely pleated and will look just divine when you twirl on the dance floor.

To buy: $351,

Erdem Belted Floral Print Silk Voile Dress

The flattering A-line silhouette of this dress means you can look your best and enjoy the dessert bar at the wedding as much as you want.

To buy: $1,620,

Carolina Herrera Long-Sleeve V-Neck Midi Dress

From New York to Paris, bi-tonal pieces were everywhere this season. This flow-y Carolina Herrera dress is the perfect choice for a boho wedding taking place in a garden.

To buy: $2,490,

La DoubleJ Summer Visconti Silk Maxi Dress

Religious ceremonies don’t have to mean a boring outfit. This bold-hued number features high neckline, long sleeves, and a maxi silhouette and is appropriate to wear to a house of worship.

To buy: $1,535,

Veronica Beard Mykola Sequin Slip Dress

If you’re invited to a Roaring 20s-themed celebration, this dazzling sequin number with ruffled hem is a natural choice. Pair it with low sling back sandals and get ready to dance the night away.

To buy: $595,

Jonathan Simkhai Speckle Print Asymmetrical Ruffle Dress

Wear this asymmetrical, ruffled number with or without the straps for a formal, yet playful wedding-appropriate look.

To buy: $595,

Zimmermann Ninety-six Chevron Frill Dress

The allover floral print of this black silk dress makes it perfect for a formal spring wedding.

To buy: $1,150,

Elie Tahari Ava Floral-Print Surplice Short-sleeve Silk Dress

This beautiful Elie Tahari number is the right choice for a daytime celebration. It has a flattering A-line silhouette, short flared sleeves, and a classic V-neckline.

To buy: $448,

Lake Studio Strapless Floral-Jacquard Midi Dress

You really can’t go wrong with an LBD. This strapless one has a flared skirt with a split silhouette that adds a sexy touch to this classic style.

To buy: $700,


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