Post # 1
I was invited to go to a wedding in Annapolis, Md March 25. My husband will be the best man, so I don’t want to look too under dressed next to him in his tux, but I also don’t want to look like I’m trying to be a part of the wedding party. (My husband has no idea what the wedding colors are; he was fitted for a tux in Florida and it will be shipped to Annapolis where he’ll pick it up before the wedding). Also, I’ve only ever been to weddings in Florida and tropical destinations, so when I found a coral/pink dress I thought it would be fine for a March wedding, but my husband thinks it’ll be too bright for a Maryland wedding. Also is a long dress fine? I don’t want to be freezing up there and I hate tights.
(Ignore the purse next to the dress). Thanks in advance for any advice!
Post # 2
To me, it’s a little too “loud” for a wedding. It wouldn’t bother a lot of people, but I would probably side eye it. If also worry that even in March you’ll freeze unless you’re planning on wearing a sweater over it.
Post # 3
Sorry bee, it’s a fun dress, but I think the color is a little too loud.
If you can look up some pictures of the venue, it might give you a better idea of what feel they’re going for. A long dress is probably fine. Generally speaking, I’d stick with either pastels or darker tones as a guest.
Post # 4
This is perfect for a beach/destination wedding, but not quite appropriate for an Annapolis wedding. I’d just do a really simple little black dress and bring a pashmina or something in case there’s a chill in the air.
Post # 5
Though I wouldn’t side-eye anyone’s dress unless it was a clown’s outfit or a wedding gown, it might be a little to summery for a March wedding in MD. Maybe something a tad more muted. I think the dress is very pretty though.
Post # 6
I agree that it is a bit much and screams summer wedding. I would go short dress you can put a cardigan over.
Post # 7
I had a friend wear a similar color maxi dress to my wedding and she really sticks out like a sore thumb in the pictures she is in. I know not every bride would care, but it is definitely noticable.
Post # 8
christeeny : it seems a bit informal to me, maybe it’s the color or design? A long dress is fine, but I would probably look for something a little more formal or toned down.
Post # 9
christeeny : I’d personally try to find something a little more formal/elegant, and less loud. You can still do something in the pink range, but maybe in a floral pattern to soften it up a bit. Annapolis is known for being a bit on the formal/preppy side. I always choose my outfits based on the venue. Where is the wedding?
Post # 10
super cute dress! but unfortunately, it’s really not seasonally appropriate for a northern wedding in March. sadly, it’s basically still winter up here, and you will definitely stick out/look kind of silly in that dress. save it for the next summer/beach wedding you go to! 😀
Post # 11
christeeny : No. That’s like a dress for a casual brunch at the beach in So Cal, and East Coast is definately styled a bit more formal.
Post # 12
christeeny : What time of day is the wedding? How formal was the invitation?
Post # 13
christeeny : Love it. But not appropriate for this wedding, it’s too bright.
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2015 - Southern Plantation House
I would agree that it’s a little too bright for a wedding. I also don’t think it would match your husband if he’s wearing a tux. Here are some options I found from Lulu’s that might work.. they’re very affordable too!
Post # 15
christeeny : I’m in DC so not too far – I think it’s too loud for a March wedding in MD. It’s definitely still winter here, so I would choose a darker color (black, grey, burgundy, emerald) if it were me.
ETA: If he’s wearing a tux, I would lean toward dressing black tie.