Wedding Style Etiquette
You’ve gotten the invitation for your friends’ wedding, happily circled the date on your calendar and started shopping for their gift, when all of a sudden it hits you – what are you supposed to wear??? The etiquette for proper wedding guest attire can vary greatly depending on the style of the wedding. You’ll have to become a little bit of a detective, but fear not. There are clues everywhere.
Where to find these clues? Well Start off with the invitation. Is it in flowing engraved black script? Probably more formal so grab the more dress up dresses. Does it cheekily ask you to come see them get hitched? Wedding guests should look for a nice casual outfit. And of course, it may tell you directly on the invitation – black tie, casual attire etc. Think about where the wedding is set
Outdoors: – if it’s outdoors avoid anything that will get caught in the wind – you won’t want a battle of wills between the wind and your modesty. Also is it going to hot or cold? Last thing you want to do is feel so uncomfortable from sweating in your long sleeve or long length dress you choose to wear..no one will want to dance with a sweaty mess, or I HATE being cold and you want to feel conformable and happy on this joyess day your attending. So think of what the weather will be then go dress shopping. Also outdoor weddings try to be light and airy since that is usually the feel they are going for. Don’t wear heels to the outdoor wedding you will just sink in the grass or break a heel..so go for flats or wedges. Also a cute pair of sunglasses always top it off.
DayTime- More of the floral dresses, open toed shoe, sling back heel, Light colored dress, Skirt with a cute t shirt and stacked jewelry….make this one fun. I love daytime weddings but remember they are long so don’t wear anything to sheer in the daytime or you will look like you belong in a club not at a wedding and also nothing black or sequins.
Evening- dress as you would if you were going out to the theater or to dinner.
a cocktail dress – nothing too sexy but something fun to dance in. Black is fine.
a dressy suit or a cocktail suit
wear darker colors and look for something sophisticated
avoid beads or sequins unless the invitation specifically says black tie
Don’t wear black or sequins during the daytime. Anything too sparkly will make you look overdressed.
Don’t worry about wearing the same colors as the bridesmaids or mothers Or Bride! If you want to take a color from wedding do it in a accessory like shoes, clutch, earrings, necklace! Not the full outfit or dress or top…nothing but accessories.
Do wear something feminine and appropriate, out of respect for your hosts. Club wear, overtly sexy clothing (strapless, see-through, etc) doesn’t belong at a wedding. If you have to ask if it’s appropriate, it probably isn’t.
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OK EVERYONE HAVE A HAPPY WEDDING SEASON PARTY TIME…AND JUST REMEMBER TO ADD FRESH LACE OR COLOR TO A OLD DRESS CAN TAKE IT TO CHIC SO FAST!! MAKE IT YOUR OWN THIS YEAR AND REALLY STAND OUT IN YOUR OWN WAY AT THE WEDDING.
Photos’ from today show I do every Tues. On Good Things Utah….