You’ve been invited to a wedding and you don’t know what to wear? You want to look great but at the same time not upstage the bride, so here are some important things to consider before picking out your attire for someone else’s wedding.
There should only be one white gown in the room
Never wear a white dress to a wedding. Even if the bride is your very best friend and she’s said it’s fine to wear white, do not. It’s her day, and this a massive no-no. Respect tradition, plus, there are so many other amazing colors out there to choose from… just not black.
Black is questionable
Black is another color that should not be worn at weddings, and it pains us to say this. The exception to the rule is if you’re planning to add a pop of color with some great accessories like a shawl, wrap, statement necklace and heels.
Consider the venue
Always take the wedding venue into account. If you are going to be outdoors or in nature, you want to dress accordingly, especially when it comes to footwear. You might love stilettos, but getting your shoes stuck in the mud will not be fun. For an outdoor wedding rather wear a pretty pair of wedges or even some pretty pointed toe flats. The time of the year is another factor, for winter weddings, longer sleeves and longer hems are always advisable, whereas summer weddings tend to have a more casual feel, and shorter hems are more acceptable.
Always dress neat, smart and sophisticated
Weddings are meant to be classy affairs, so don’t dress like you’re hitting the club for a night out. Leave the super-short and tight dresses at home – sorry, but it’s not your day. Do not try to steal all the attention. Also stay clear of bright bold prints and loud, flashy and super glitzy designs.
Keep makeup to a minimum
While we’re at it, you may also want to consider your makeup and be sure that you are not overdoing it. Remember, you are there as the guest, not the star of the show.
Say no to tiaras
Tiaras are super cute, we get it. But please don’t wear one to someone else’s wedding. It’s not only disrespectful to the bride, but it will also look slightly childish.
Lastly, it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed. Leave the flip flops and jeans at home. But just because it’s not your day, doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to have fun – plus you will feel a whole lot better knowing you aren’t breaking any fashion and etiquette rules!