The Perfect Wedding-Guest Dress For Your State Of Mind

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Whether you’ve been given an excuse to travel to an exotic destination or an opportunity to reunite with all of your closest friends, getting invited to a spring wedding can be a blast for several reasons. Here, outfit ideas (and suitcase essentials) attuned to a few of the more common motivations. Next-level daydreaming starts now.

Your Mission: Relax And Decompress

You've worked hard for those vacation days so what's the use in coming back to work exhausted? Our recipe for a truly rejuvenating wedding weekend: wear a floaty dress and flats, pack a few stress-reducing, spa-like goodies in your bag and call it an early night when things start to get messy.

Your Wedding Outfit

Summer Safari Clutch

$45

Lizzie Fortunato

Silk Handkerchief-Hem Dress

$595

Tibi

Isla Gladiator

$275

Dannijo

Suitcase Essentials

Poppy Cotton-Blend Twill Nightshirt

$295

Olivia Von Halle

Ocean Mist Texturizing Spray

$28

Sachajuan

Striped Woven Cotton Towels

$110

Hammamas

Ily Blush Shearling Slides

$181

Senso

Your Mission: Turn A Few Heads

Whether you're running into the one that got away or being set up with a single chap your friends just know you'll hit it off with, a wedding is the perfect opportunity to go full-on #smokeshow. Think: a little black dress, oxblood nails, and Bardot-worthy shorts for the day-after brunch.

Your Wedding Outfit

Clutch Bag with Geo Lock

$27

ASOS

Heather Lace Halterneck Dress

$695

Lover

Eden Ring

$155

Dannijo

Velvet Sandals

$790

Gianvito Rossi

Suitcase Essentials

Panama Hat

$58

J.Crew

Textured High Neck Bikini Set

$52

Topshop

Fausta Gingham Stretch-Crepe Shorts

$250

Diane von Furstenberg

Nail Lacquer in Bitter Bitch

$32

Tom Ford Beauty

Your Mission: Party Like It's 1999

Sometimes regular life gets stressful and a weekend filled with dancing, pool partying and touristy fun is just what the doctor ordered. Pack a pop-color dress and some adventure-appropriate post-wedding gear and you've got a recipe for a great, selfie-filled weekend.

Your Wedding Outfit

Alicia Acetate Box Clutch

$430

Rafe

Grace Tulle-Trimmed Mini Dress

$470

House Of Holland

Mosaic Chrysocolla Cocktail Ring

$275

Alexis Bittar

High Heel Platform Sandal

$80

Zara

Suitcase Essentials

Matt Aviator-Style Metal Sunglasses

$265

Isabel Marant

Original Achilles Leather Sneakers

$415

Common Projects

Coral Zebra Beach Towel

$225

Maslin & Co

City Guides Asia Gift Box

$60

LUXE

Your Mission: Have A Fairytale Romance

So what if you have "All You Need Is Love" on repeat in the hotel room and a three-page rehearsal dinner speech memorized by heart? Weddings are romantic and it's more than okay to dive right into the spirit of things with a dreamy floral dress and tons of girly-girl extras.

Your Wedding Outfit

Knotted High-Heel Sandals

$60

Zara

Arleta Floral Print-Maxi Dress

$425

Reiss

Rose Deco 360 Crawlers

$28

BaubleBar

Tassel Clutch

$198

J.Crew

Suitcase Essentials

Layla Leather and Rose Gold-Tone Headphones

$150

Frends

Admire Cherry Embroidered Silk Playsuit

$530

Zimmermann

Nail Polish in Shiap

$20

NARS

Flat Sandal with Diamante

$80

Zara