Whether you’re the bride's best friend or your partner’s plus one, being a wedding guest in London is a treat, until the stress kicks in and you’re one week away without an outfit. Stuck with what to wear? Take note of the wedding venue, and dress to suit your surroundings. Need help? We’ve paired up with Lyst and found three of the best London-based venues and paired an outfit with each.
The Decorium – Shaadi-Esque Photography
Set in North London, The Decorium is a massive neo-classical space that used to be a public swimming bath. Dating back to 1895, the Emperor Suite has just the right amount of sparkle for ultimate sophistication. With that said, think refined glamour and vintage inspiration for this venue. A statement dress from Emilia Wickstead, jewel-encrusted earrings from Lulu Frost and Valentino's Love Latch heels work best.
Emilia Wickstead Silver Emily Sheath mother of the bride Dress
The Conservatory at Horniman Museum
Naturally quirky, The Horniman Museum in South London offers three spaces. All available for ceremonies and receptions, The Horniman is made up of a Grade II-listed Victorian conservatory, The Pavillion and The Bandstand. Decorated with anthropology, natural history and musical instruments, The Horniman is a unique setting. Be as whimsical as you like at this venue - pair a Elle Sasson midi skirt with a tulle Givenchy blouse and Sophia Webster Flamingo heels.
Givenchy Tulle Blouse & Elle Sasson Koi Midi Skirt
Garden Museum - Tom Gold photography
For a classically romantic wedding, the Garden Museum in Lambeth ticks every box. Set in a secret garden with sunlight shining through large stained glass windows, the museum is an incredible eleventh-century church with a medieval tower, high Victorian roof and wooden rafters. On-site gardens overlooking the Houses of Parliament mean there's the possibility of a stroll on the grass (think practical footwear like Dolce & Gabbana's lace flats). Finish the look with Self-Portrait's Lila midi dress and jewellery from Pamela Love.
Self Portrait Lila Midi Dress