Wedding Guest Style: Do’s and Don’ts
Love is in the air! Does anyone else think, WHAT DO I WEAR, immediately after opening a wedding invitation?! Being a wedding guest is a special honor but jeez oh man does it put pressure on the clothing front. With wedding season in full swing I thought it might be helpful to pass along a list of style DO’s and Don’ts that will ensure you are a picture perfect wedding guest.
Let’s shake it up and start with some major DON’TS:
1. No white
Don’t make me say it …. as a wedding guest, the thought of wearing a white dress should not even cross your mind. Capiche? With a million colors to choose from, you can easily find another option to wear besides a shade of white. Remember that this day is about the couple you are there to celebrate so let her have her moment in a white dress!
2. Ignore the Invitation
The dress code is specified on the invitation for a reason, for you to follow it. The invitation will, typically, include what attire is appropriate the for wedding so be sure to respect those guidelines and follow the dress code.
3. Show Too Much Skin
You’re feeling sassy and want to show off your favorite feature – that’s fine as long it’s in a tasteful manner. Staying on the conservative side when playing the role of a wedding guest is the way to go. My rule of thumb is to show just one feature (legs, shoulder, or back) this is not the time and place to bear it all!
4. Steal The Show
Let the couple have their once in a lifetime moment without being forced to share the spotlight. Don’t show up to the wedding in an extravagant embellished floor length gown if the attire calls for casual cocktail. Don’t walk into the ceremony with your cleavage pouring out of your skin tight dress and for the love of the bride’s sanity don’t wear white. These all may seem like standard rules to follow so don’t be THAT girl – no one likes that girl, ok? ;)
4 Things To Absolutely DO When Getting Dressed For A Wedding:
1. Consider The Season
On top of taking the attire into consideration I would also suggest to consider the season. If the wedding falls on a spring day I would play into those light and bright colors as opposed to if the wedding falls on a winter date look into the deep purple, black or gray tones! Look at it this way; if you were getting ready to meet your girlfriend for dinner in the middle of December you wouldn’t throw on a light floral romper with wedges – right? Those seasonal style tips apply for this occasion as well!
2. Bring Your Dancing Shoes
It’s a party after all! The comfort level of your shoes can make or break your night so make it a priority to choose a pair of comfortable heels to wear to the ceremony. If you have room in your purse or in the transportation that brings you to the reception, I would suggest bringing a pair of dressier sandals or flats to ensure you will be able to dance the night away without blisters creeping in!
3. Find Out Wedding Colors
If possible, I would suggest finding out the wedding colors before you focus on choosing your outfit. It could potentially be an awkward situation if you show up looking like one of the bridesmaids. I promise that no one will find it bizarre if you ask a member of the bridal party what color and material their dresses for the big day are.
4. Feel Your Best
This is a celebration that holds the perfect excuse to dress up and feel your best! Curl your hair, incorporate a fun statement piece of jewelry and make sure your lipstick is looking fresh! The bride and groom want you to enjoy every second of the evening as well so get dolled up and soak it in!