21/08/2014 09:03 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Dresses For Weddings: Autumn 2014

If you've been inundated with save the date cards ahead of the autumn wedding season, it's definitely time to think about what you're going to wear.

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After all, the secret to getting through each wedding with a smile on your face is a truly fabulous outfit.

As with most important events, there are a few things to think about when shopping for a new dress for the occasion.

Choosing a design that will make you feel amazing is the most important of all, followed by finding accessories and shoes that will complement the style.

When it comes to trends, look out for key colours. Blue, candyfloss pink, emerald green and anything with sequins or lace are good starting points for this season.

You don't need to spend big, either.

Those who can splash out on a designer ensemble do (the Mary Katrantzou jacquard dress in our edit below is truly amazing), otherwise the high street has affordable, wearable styles that are just as fitting for a wedding scene.

It's also a good idea to consider the weather - slinky, strap styles are doable in autumn but cap-sleeved boxy looks and long lace sleeves might be more appropriate on a chilly day.

For more ideas on what to wear, click through our pick of the best dresses below:

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