Don’t you just love a wedding? There’s nothing better than a day spent watching two people commit the rest of their lives to each other, all while being surrounded by great friends, great food and copious amounts of fizz. Oh, and we almost forgot – weddings are the best opportunity to get all dressed up.
If you’ve landed here, we’re guessing you’ve already chosen your wedding guest dress. You’re now on the hunt for a few finishing touches to take your wedding guest outfit to new heights.
We’ve scoured the web and the high street for the hottest wedding guest accessories to buy now. From wedding guest bags to fascinators, shoes and wedding guest jewellery, there’s something here to lift every outfit. Most of these accessories can be worn time and time again, too – on holiday, to the office and out for drinks. What are you waiting for?
Wedding Guest Bags
No outfit is complete without a stylish little bag or clutch to hold all of your essentials in. How else would you carry your lipstick and tissues? Whether it’s decorative, handheld or perfectly simple, here are the best wedding guest bags for every style of outfit.
1. & Other Stories Pearlescent Beaded Clutch Bag – £55
A beaded bag is the staple of the season, and there’s no better opportunity to rock one than a wedding. We’re obsessed with this pearl clutch bag from & Other Stories. It has a structured handle for ease and is small in size so that it doesn’t overpower your outfit.
2. Zara Beaded Bucket Bag – £39
Up next is another beaded bag, this time an emerald green number from Zara. Thanks to its fringe trims and all-over embellishments, it’s one of the coolest wedding guest accessories we’ve seen.
3. Vanina Inagua Faux Pearl and Feather Tote – £420
If your outfit is screaming out for a touch of pink (and if you’re feeling spendy), snap up this Barbie-inspired feather tote bag by Vanina. It’s an investment piece, for sure, and boasts wispy pink feathers, a tonal satin lining and a faux pearl handle. It’s perfect for slipping over your wrist when you need to hold your Champagne flute!
4. Accessorize Foldover Clutch Bag – £10
At just £10, this pink suedette clutch bag is a total no-brainer. It’ll add a sophisticated touch to any wedding guest get-up.
5. Monsoon Freeda Foil Print Leather Clutch Bag – £30
If you’re wearing a blush or neutral wedding guest dress, you might want some understated accessories to go with it.
Made from metallic leather, the Freeda clutch from Monsoon will look totally stylish and can be worn time and time again.
6. Zara Gold Striped Minaudière – £39.99
Fashion-forward wedding guests will love this marbled design bag from Zara. It has a detachable shoulder chain strap and golden metal hardware – and the monochrome colour palette would look fabulous against a brightly coloured outfit!
7. Accessorize Freya Sequin Ring Handle Pouch – £37.50
Say hello to the stunning Freya sequin pouch bag from Accessorize! Adorned with pearly sequins and metallic beads, it’s vintage-inspired while remaining trend conscious. We absolutely love it!
8. Skinny Dip Tilly Sparxx Cross Body Bag – £32
If it’s a cross body bag you’re after, this diamante number from Skinny Dip will add no end of glamour to any outfit.
Drizzled in (fake, obvs) diamonds, it has a drawstring closure and satin lining. It’s about to become your party go-to.
9. Accessorize Reece Rainbow Sequin Clutch Bag – £35
How cool is the Reece clutch from Accessorize? It’ll look great with so many different wedding guest dresses.
This slouchy clutch is coated in beads and sequins, fastens with a magnetic press stud and can easily be carried while you’re drinking and posing thanks to its detachable chain strap.
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10. Monsoon Sophie Star Embellished Zip Top Clutch Bag – £30
Inject bohemian chic into your wedding guest outfit with Monsoon’s velvet Sophie clutch. It’s embellished with a selection of sparkling beads which form a shining star pattern. The oversized tassel on the zip is a wonderful finishing touch.
11. Amazon Women’s Evening Clutch Bag in Dark Green – £19.99
Keep things simple, elegant and timeless with this dark green clutch bag. It boasts a lovely gold tassel, embellished clasp and a chain if you don’t want to carry it.
What’s more, it’s available from Amazon, so you can get it delivered next day if you’ve left things a little late.
Wedding Guest Shoes
A great pair of shoes are the cherry on the top of a great wedding guest outfit. From leopard print heeled sandals to bejewelled courts, here are the best wedding guest shoes on the high street. Just remember to wear something you can stand (and dance) all day in…
12. Topshop Saturn Leopard High Platform Shoes – £32
If you want something that’ll give you height but still feel comfortable, a pair of chunky heeled sandals are the way to go. They provide just the right amount of support and elevation.
This statement pair of heels are adorned in leopard print and feature an on-trend circular buckle. You’ll love wearing them on the wedding day and to every occasion after…
13. & Other Stories Gradient Acrylic Heeled Leather Sandals – £85
If you want something with a slightly lower heel, consider these stylish sandals from & Other Stories.
With their acrylic block heel, they’re totally on-trend, and the pink gradient effect adds a welcome touch of colour to an otherwise simple style.
14. Zara Metallic High Heel Shoes – £29.99
For just £29.99, you can snap up this metallic pair of court shoes which will quite literally go with everything in your wardrobe. With the exception of your pyjamas, perhaps.
They have a pointed toe, asymmetric pleat detailing on the front and cut-out details on each side. So stylish. So elegant.
15. Topshop Rhys T-Bar High Heels – £36
They boast an all-over snake print effect which we love… Just be warned – they’re pretty high.
16. Topshop Ritz Rust Strap High Heels – £36
Up next is another pair of Topshop heels which would be perfect in the autumn or winter.
The rust hue makes them perfectly cold weather-appropriate while the square toe is super on-trend. They’ll elevate your wedding guest dress infinitely but will look equally as cool with a pair of jeans mid-week.
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17. & Other Stories Mirrored Heel Leather Sandal – £69
If you’re after something simple and comfortable, consider these nude heeled sandals from & Other Stories. They’re timeless and well worth the £69 price tag, considering how much wear you’re likely to get out of them.
With their soft leather and cool mirrored heel, they’ll look great whatever wedding guest dress you’ve chosen.
18. ASOS Design Wide Fit Whisper High Stiletto Heels in Black – £30
You can’t go wrong with a pair of black stilettos, and this pair are up there with the most stylish we could find. Thanks to their pointed toe and sexy ankle-tie fastening, they’ll make you feel a million dollars.
19. New Look Grey Patent Square Toe Strappy Block Heels – £23.99
Didn’t think you could get your dream pair of wedding guest shoes for just £23.99, did you?
This classy and elegant pair of strappy sandals boast a patent finish and a chunky heel for comfort. And they’ll come well within your wedding guest budget.
20. ASOS Design Native Triple Strap Block Heeled Sandal – £40
Here at Hitched HQ, we’ve had our eyes on these block heeled shoes for a very long time. We can’t believe they’re only £40!
Fabulously neutral and suiting to a whole array of colour palettes, they feature chunky heels, PU straps and metallic buckles. They’re set to become your new favourite pair…
Wedding Guest Jewellery
From statement necklaces to bejewelled bracelets and dazzling rings, there is so much you can do with your wedding guest jewellery. That said, the talk of the town at the moment seems to be statement earrings. They can really bring an outfit to life and look particularly great with a wedding guest updo.
Here are the best statement earrings for wedding guests, plus a few other pieces of the best wedding guest jewellery thrown in for good measure…
21. Zara Textured Gold Earrings – £12.99
First up, we have a statement pair of gold dangle earrings that’ll go with any outfit. Tie your hair up and let your jewellery do all the talking.
22. Topshop 3 Star Drop Earrings – £12.50
23. Anthropologie Baroque Pearl-Detailed Chain Choker – £48
Are you swooning over this gold Anthropologie choker as much as we are? We love how the statement pearl adds an oh-so luxurious edge to a chunky-chain choker.
24. New Look 2 Pack Affinity Gold Plated Moonstone Rings – £9.99
If you’re not a big jewellery wearer, a couple of dainty and elegant rings could be the finishing touch your outfit needs.
This two pack of gold rings costs only £9.99 and they slot together perfectly. Just make sure you get yourself a snazzy new manicure to go with them!
25. Zara Coloured Diamanté Earrings – £12.99
Inject a bit of colour into your wedding guest outfit with these dazzling diamante earrings from Zara. They’d look great with a green or purple wedding guest dress.
26. Anthropologie Embellished Stone Drop Earrings – £44
Fitted with a beautiful pink gemstone, these embellished earrings are framed with glittering crystals and will look endlessly feminine.
27. Zara Faux Pearl Dangle Earrings – £12.99
If you’re a lover of pearls, these circular dangle earrings will be the wedding guest accessory for you. They’d look lovely with a pastel coloured wedding guest dress and slicked-back ponytail.
28. New Look Affinity 3 Pack Rose Gold Plated Rings – £12.99
29. Oliver Bonas Ottavia Loop & Blue Beaded Chain Drop Earrings – £18
Suspended from gold-toned studs, these art deco-inspired earrings feature an oval and chain design. They’re also adorned with blue enamel dots, which we love.
30. Oliver Bonas Zira Disco Loop Gold Drop Earrings – £18
Blue, pink and orange stones have been placed together to form a circular design. There’s even a pendant necklace to match…
Wedding Guest Hair Accessories
Hats aren’t really the go-to wedding accessory anymore. These days, its all about statement headbands and hair clips (which, FYI, are in the midst of a very long moment). When it comes to wedding guest hair accessories, more is most definitely more among the fashion-forward crowd. Luckily, you can get some statement pieces without breaking the bank…
31. & Other Stories Chunky Satin Alice Headband – £23
If you weren’t already back on board the headband train, we’re pretty sure this pink headband from & Other Stories will have you persuaded. It’s crafted from satin and also available in gold. Which colour will match your outfit better?
32. Anthropologie Set of Two Faux Pearl-Embellished Hair Clips – £22
This set of two oversized hair clips are sure to bring a luxurious edge to any look. Wear them with your hair slicked-back into a ponytail, or to keep your hair off your face when it’s tousled and loose.
33. Anthropologie Bahari Beaded-Satin Headband – £28
If you’re a lover of the headband trend but oversized styles make you feel a *tad* nervous, opt for a thinner design like this one. Available in orange and blue, it’s embellished with metallic beads and will finish your wedding guest outfit off nicely.
34. & Other Stories Pearl Cluster Velvet Headband – £23
Now this is a headband even Blair Waldorf would be envious of.
Classic and elegant, this black, chunky, velvet headband has been adorned with clusters of pearls in varying sizes. Keep your wedding guest dress simple if this is the headband you choose.
35. Anthropologie Giselle Braided Headband – £34
We can’t get enough of this lilac silky headband. It’s sure to elevate any wedding guest hairstyle at your upcoming wedding and in the office afterwards.
36. New Look Affinity 2 Pack Gold Plated Semi Precious Hair Slides – £7.99
These hair clips from New Look look endlessly more expensive than they actually are – who’d have guessed you could transform your wedding guest hairstyle for just £7.99?
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37. New Look Mid Pink Velvet Bow Hair Clip and Band – £3.99
We’ve chatted headbands and we’ve spoken about hair grips, but how about this beautiful bow from New Look? Available in pink, burgundy, black and mustard yellow, it’s a pretty and feminine addition to any wedding guest outfit.
38. Zara Pack of Pearl Bead and Bow Hair Clips – £12.99
Take your wedding guest outfit up a notch in the style stakes with these preppy hair clips from Zara. One is embellished in pearls and the other is finished with a cute silk bow.
39. Accessorize Two Pack Mottled Resin Mixed Shape Hair Clips – £6
Add a touch of colour to your wedding guest outfit with these mottled hair clips from Accessorize. Can you tell we’re loving the oversized hair clip trend? It has got us feeling all nostalgic!
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Wedding Guest Fascinators
If you want to keep things traditional when it comes to your wedding guest accessories, a fascinator is a lovely choice. It’s the perfect middle ground between a statement headband and a hat! Here are the best fascinators for wedding guests…
40. Accessorize Issy Crin Fascinator – £37.50
Classic and sophisticated, this Issy fascinator from Accessorize will make any cocktail dress wedding-worthy. A looping style forms a pretty bow and is completed with feathers.
41. ASOS Design Simple Hair Fascinator Headband – £10
Keep things simple with this small and understated fascinator from ASOS. The black shade means it will go with many wedding guest dresses without overpowering your outfit… and for only a tenner, you can’t go wrong.
42. Deevoov Women’s Fascinator Headband – £15.34
If you’re attending a winter wedding, a felt fascinator could be the way to go. This budget offering from Amazon is decorated with felt loops and delicate feathers to add a statement touch to your outfit.
43. Dorothy Perkins Blush Pink Silk Fascinator – £18
Look pretty in pink in this blush fascinator from Dorothy Perkins. It costs less than £20, boasts delicate feather detailing and sits on a dainty pink headband.
44. Accessorize Eva Flower & Loops Fascinator – £27.50
Add no end of style to your wedding guest get-up with the Eva fascinator from Accessorize. It’s topped with crin loops, feather flowers and beads.
45. Accessorize Bow and Veil Headpiece – £25
If you’re after something with a bit more of an edge, choose this statement veil headpiece from Accessorize. It’s influenced by the 1940s and is set on an easy-to-wear Alice band. Perfect with your hair up or down, we’re huge fans of this fascinator.
46. Debut at Debenhams Lilac Loop & Feather Lamour Clip Fascinator – £20
This cute little clip fascinator from Debenhams is proof that wedding guest accessories don’t need to be over the top. Attach it to your ponytail, to the front of your down-do or include it in your half-up half-down wedding guest hairstyle.
47. Debut at Debenhams Silver Metallic Wave Fascinator – £45
This fascinator from Debut is an elegant wedding guest accessory for any celebration. A statement wave design is finished in silver with a metallic bow and feather detailing. The headband helps to ensure a perfect fit.
Wedding Guest Sunglasses
If you see that upcoming wedding as a chance to be the most extra version of yourself, a pair of stylish sunnies are a bit of a no-brainer. They’re also a total necessity if you’re attending a destination wedding. So, without further ado, now is your chance to shop some of the coolest and most statement wedding guest sunglasses. Which are your favourites?
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48. Topshop Phoebe Milky Tortoiseshell Square Sunglasses – £10
A pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses are a staple in any fashion lover’s wardrobe. We’re obsessed with the square frames on these bargain Topshop beauties. We won’t tell anyone they’re only £10 if you don’t…
49. Chimi at Harvey Nichols Yellow Cat-Eye Sunglasses – £85
This pair of Chimi sunglasses might be a tad expensive, but they’re totally worth splashing the cash on. Their yellow tint and frame ensure they’re on-trend and then some, and the cat-eye shape is universally flattering. These sunglasses are also available in green, black, blue, gold and crystal.
50. Monki Cat Eye Sunglasses in Amber – £10
If you love the Chimi pair but can’t bear to part with £85, consider this stylish dupe from Monki. Available in a whole array of colours, they’d look fabulous whatever your wedding guest outfit.
51. Topshop Retro Square Sunglasses – £14
These square-framed, retro-inspired sunglasses from Topshop are sure to add a cool edge to your wedding guest get-up. They have chunky frames and all-over tortoiseshell.
52. Monki Rhinestone Sunglasses – £18
Extra, over-the-top and oh-so-fabulous. We can’t get enough of these sunglasses from Monki. You’ll shine like a star all day long.
53. River Island Black Gold Tone Chain Trim Sunglasses – £12
If you’re more of an aviator gal, snap up these chain trim sunglasses from River Island pronto. We love the oversized frames and statement gold arms. Classic yet glam.
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And there we have it! The best wedding guest accessories on the high street. Now you’ve got your outfit sorted, check out our round-up of the best flawless foundations to ensure your makeup looks just as good.