One of the challenges my clients face, is figuring out what they should wear to a wedding. They are often times unsure, they don’t want to be over or under dressed.
Here are some things to take into consideration:
- The location of the wedding
- Is it outdoor/indoor etc. In a fancy hall or garden?
- The general expected temperature.
- What type of floor will you be standing on? Grass? Tile?
- What does the invitation look like? That can sometimes offer great insight as to the general “fanciness” of the wedding. Some invitations may even suggest a dress code.
- Is it a traditional wedding as you are accustomed to? Or something new?
- If its a different culture- you are generally not expected to wear what’s customary – however- if you’re up for it, its a great opportunity to experience something new, and your hosts would love that.
- Try as best as you can to be courteous by following some of the general guidelines- so if it’s lets say a wedding in a mosque or temple- keep your general look as respectful as possible. A great way to get 2 looks- one for the religious part and one for the party part, is to simply wear a shawl or shrug over your outfit, if you are unsure.
- DO NOT WEAR WHITE – lets not compete with the bride- 🙂
- Dress appropriately for the location and general setting- for example a summer wedding vs a winter wedding. A fancy indoor hall vs a rustic country barn.
- If it’s a garden wedding, don’t wear pointy heals, wedges are the safer bet.
- Lastly- in trying to keep with a minimalist wardrobe- If you are buying something new- make sure it’s versatile enough that you can wear it more than just once.
Here are some great versatile options that would suit almost every wedding style.
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