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Wedding bells are ringing! If recent headlines weren't enough proof that love is in the air this summer (Drew Barrymore's backyard nuptials, Miley Cyrus' engagement announcement), take a look at your calendar. We're willing to bet you have at least one ceremony lined up during the warmer months. Because dressing for weddings can be tricky (and expensive!) we have put together four wedding looks, all for under $250 each. That includes the whole shebang — dress, shoes, handbag and accessories. Whether it's a black-tie affair, an outdoor gathering, a beach reception or even if you're REALLY on-a-budget (we're talking under $100), these outfits will fit the bill. The bride may be shining in white on her special day, but with these outfits you may give her a run for her money.
You may have a trillion floral shifts for your 9-5, but a black-tie affair is an excuse to go all out. Go bold in a summer favorite hue, Kelly green.
Aidan Mattox Strapless Sweetheart Dress, $149.99 at Loehmann's // Sequin and Find Clutch in Noir, $49.99 at ModCloth // Velvet Peep Toe Platform Pump, $21.60 at Go Jane // Multi-Strand Necklace, $12.80 at Forever 21 // Filigree Teardrop Earrings, $5.80 at Forever 21
Nothing is worse than showing up to a relaxed day wedding in a drab LBD. Make sure you don't make that mistake by opting for a bright dress that isn't too formal.
Lace Insert Drape Midi Dress, $74 at Miss Selfridge // Textured Crescent Necklace Set (Not pictured: it comes with earrings too!), $13.80 at Go Jane // White Envelope Clutch, $27 at Dorothy Perkins // Spring Break Wedges, $42 at Threadsence // Painted Floral Bangle Set, $6.80 at Forever 21
Beach weddings are a summertime staple. Don't make the mistake of trying to navigate the sand in sky-high heels. Instead, opt for more wearable, ultra-feminine attire.
On your third wedding of the season already? We've all been there! Save your wallet and your sanity with budget-friendly styles.
Honey Punch Prowess Dress, $32 at Tobi // Black Sarah Lock Clutch Purse, $28 at Miss Selfridge // Embellished Spike Heels, $24.20 at Go Jane // Bold Hammered Pendant Necklace, $6.80 at Forever 21 // Rhinestone Trim Studs, $2.80 at Forever 21 // Stripe Accent Bangle Set, $5.80 at Forever 21