Written by Emily
Happy Wednesday Ladies! I’m knee-deep in wedding details (my wedding is only a little over 2 months away!) and I thought it would be high time to share some of my favorite ideas of what the guests should wear to a wedding.
There are many ways to decide what you can wear to a wedding. One thing you can do is look at the time of the wedding. Is it in the early afternoon? Night? Dresses or nice skirts are generally expected for women.
Generally weddings are categorized into informal, semi-formal, and formal. Some even have black tie listed on the invitation. A short dress or suit dress would be good for a daytime informal wedding. For an informal evening wedding, a cocktail dress would generally be good. I’m going to use a ridiculously old picture of Kendra and I to illustrate my ideas here:
For a semi-formal daytime wedding, a short dress or suit dress would be appropriate. I would think something from Shabby Apple would be perfect! And aren’t their dresses just gorgeous!
A semi-formal evening dress would also call for a cocktail dress (see above). You can never go wrong with a black dress! Formal weddings get a little tricky because you have to dress up a bit more than normal. Thank goodness most weddings today are not black-tie! Formal daytime could also work with a short dressy-dress or a suit dress. Evening would mean a long dress.
Generally when going to a wedding you should avoid white. You don’t want to compete with the bride! Plus, she might be just a little bit angry with you Reserve black dresses for evening weddings (but colorful dresses could work for either!) If you don’t know the formality of the wedding, you can never go wrong with a sundress for daytime or a black dress for evening. Use good judgement when picking out your attire. Weddings are not the time to wear your gold sequin dress!
What’s your favorite dress to wear to a wedding? Are you planning on going to any weddings this spring/summer? I know I am