You got an invitation to a friend’s wedding? Or is your daughter’s/son’s wedding? Or it is a close relative who is getting married? You are thrilled, excited and all geared u, even found an appropriate gift for them but suddenly it hits you WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO WEAR?
The etiquette for any wedding greatly depends on the theme and style of the wedding. It is never the same for two weddings. You will have to do a bit of sleuthing but don’t fret. We have got you covered in this article. Even if it isn’t blatantly mentioned on the invitation you may find clues everywhere.
WHAT IS THE WEDDING STYLE?
To determine this put on your detective shoes on and look for clues. Scrutinize the invitation thoroughly. Is it a cream colored stiff paper with quite formal selection of language written in flowy black script? Odds are that the wedding will be equally formal. Or does it cheekily invite you to come and see them getting hitched? That gives you the clue to dress in more of casual attire.
Where is the wedding going to be held? Adorn something that does not bother you and will be caught in the wind if it’s an outdoor wedding, no heels so it does not sink in the sand or grass. If it’s an indoor location and its summer, do not wear anything dark in color, heavy suits rather go with lighter hues and linens to keep your cool.
If you are the mom of the bride then it highly dominates how the mother of the groom dresses. Choose colors similar to the hues of the theme of the wedding, the colors and cuts adorned by the bridesmaids. The mother of the bride dresses elegantly to emit class and utter poise.
DAY TIME WEDDING
Day time weddings are supposed to be less formal than the evening functions. It will be in appropriate to adorn a gown and a tuxedo to a day time wedding. Rather wear lighter colors and flowy linen fabric if its summer, while wool is always a good option if its winter.
EVENING BLACK TIE OPTIONAL WEDDING
Evening events are more of formal gatherings. An evening gown and a tuxedo for men would be a classical and flawless choice. In case it’s a black tie optional event, the women should avoid sequins, beads, sparkles and anything that’s too blingy, black is a universal yes for such an event whereas white should be avoided in order to let the bride stand out.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR
There certainly are some unwritten rules, which are wide spread and well understood.
It goes without saying that one should not dress up in white. In order to let the bride stand out, avoid wearing white.
Do not wear jeans to a wedding, even if it’s a day time wedding, do not opt for it. Unless it has been notified by the bride and the groom deliberately.
Anything which appears too shabby, torn, worn out is not a wedding wear.
Showing off your sexiness by too much of skin show is also not advisable.
Sleeveless or strapless to a religious wedding is highly condemned; it depicts your ill mannerisms.