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The Proper Wedding Attire For Guests At A Wedding

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Weddings are very important events. There is always a tremendous amount
of planning involved when it comes to weddings, and most brides are
sticklers for perfection in their own nuptials. It is a great honor to
be invited to a wedding, and if you are indeed asked to come to one, the
least you could do is to show up in the proper wedding attire.


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It is not that hard to choose the proper wedding attire to wear when
going to a wedding. Most of us exert a lot of effort to look our best
when going out, and going to a wedding is not any different from that.
As some people would say it, just look better than your best when
attending someone’s wedding.

The Clues Are on the Invitation

A question that may come to mind when choosing what wedding attire to
wear is exactly that: What should you wear to a wedding? The answer to
your question lies on the wedding invitation itself. If the wedding
invitation you have in your hand is embossed and engraved and talks in a
very formal language, it only goes to show that the wedding is a formal
event. However, if the invitation is casually presented and written, it
means that the wedding is a more casual and intimate affair.

Another clue that will help you decide what wedding attire to deck
yourself in when you show up at a wedding is the venue of the wedding.
Church weddings with reception at a fancy restaurant always call for
dressier wedding attire. If it is a wedding at a beach or a destination
wedding, it is perfectly acceptable to wear something more laid back.

Daytime or Evening?

Perhaps a more important clue that you should pay attention to in
deciding what wedding attire to wear is the time of the wedding. It
spells a huge difference if the wedding is going to be held during the
daytime or at night.

For daytime weddings, you do not need to show up in formal wedding
attire. It still depends on the degree of the formality of the wedding,
but you can get away with wearing a suit in light colors or a stylish
pastel dress. You can also choose a skirt-and-blouse outfit as long as
it looks sleek and smart. Always go for light-colored clothes for
daytime weddings and stay away from wearing black.
As for evening weddings, formal wedding attire is usually the required
dress code, but that still depends on whether the wedding is black-tie
optional or strictly black tie. If the event is just black-tie optional,
you can wear a dark suit or a cocktail dress.

With strictly black tie weddings, the appropriate wedding attire is a
formal ball gown. This is your chance to show off your style by wearing
a floor-length evening dress, fancy evening wraps or shawls and formal
jewelry. Your makeup should be a little more heavy and dramatic than how
you usually wear it. Make sure, however that the wedding attire that you
will get is something that fits well and feels comfortable for you. You
can only pull off a formal look if you are comfortable in it. Besides,
formal evening weddings call for a lot of dancing.

Inappropriate Wedding Attire

When it comes to choosing the proper wedding attire, there are literally
thousands of dresses and suits that you can choose from when you shop.
But no matter how pretty a dress or suit is, you should not buy it if:

* It is white. White is a color that only the bride should wear at a
wedding. Do not wear white to a wedding, whether it is daytime or
evening.
* Denims are a huge no-no, even in casual weddings.
* Wear something modest and subdued. The bride is the star of the
wedding and it is in very bad form if you show up in wedding attire that
is flashier than the bride’s wedding gown. Also, if your dress is
sleeveless or strapless, you should cover your shoulders with a jacket or
a wrap.

Always look your best in the proper wedding attire when you come to a
wedding.

				
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