Destination weddings to Ibiza are becoming more and more popular each year, and Ibiza stylist and personal shopper Renu Kashyap of Styled by Renu is often recruited by her clients to help style them for the occasion – whether they are a guest, the bride or even an entertainer at the event. “I think Ibiza is one of the most magical places in the world to get married,” she says. “There are so many amazing locations and the opportunity to create so many amazing dress codes.” Follow her advice to finding the perfect ensemble for the big day.
DO: Pay attention to the dress code. The wedding couple has spent a long time (and quite possibly a lot of money) planning their big day and if they ask you to dress in a certain way, following their wishes is a way to help make their wedding dreams come true. For example, an all-white dress code doesn’t mean you can wear off-white, or pale pink! Find a way to put your own unique style spin on the dress code instead.
DON’T: Dress more extravagantly than the bride – it’s her day, and she should outshine all of her guests (remember Pippa Middleton?).
DO: Be sure to do a little research on the wedding venue beforehand, to know if you need to bring a scarf or a light jacket, or what appropriate footwear might be. For example, in Ibiza’s north it gets chilly after sunset in September and October – Ibiza’s premium wedding season.
DON’T: Be a slave to fashion if it means you won’t be able to enjoy the event – for example, high heels are useless at a garden party, and if you plan on dancing all night long, well… perhaps packing a pair of flats isn’t a bad idea.
DO: Show your emotions! Being moved to tears at a wedding is all part of the natural beauty of the occasion, and waterproof mascara was invented for occasions like this.
DON’T: Forget to pop some tissues in your purse to stop any make-up from streaking and be sure to bring a touch-up kit for after the weepy moments of the ceremony.
DO: Think outside the box. A white tuxedo can look more fabulous on a woman than a man in the right situation, and styled correctly – who says we have to wear party frocks all the time?
DON’T: Wear an outfit you’ve worn to another wedding in the past two years.
DO: Bring a small, elegant clutch, and not a chunky shoulder bag.
DON’T: Hold your phone in your hand throughout the day; it’s more polite to keep it tucked away in your purse. There will be professional photographers on hand to capture the action, and it’s better to be present and enjoy the moment, rather than trying to post it to Instagram.
DO: Invest in a stylist or spend plenty of time shopping online a few weeks before the wedding if you know don’t have much time in the lead up to heading to Ibiza.
DON’T: Go shopping at the last minute, it will only make you stressed out and probably buy something you didn’t really love in the first place.