(Closed) The Witching Hour….

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3825 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Nona99:  it’s fine. wear the cape. 

my wedding is at 4 p.m. i wanted to DEMAND black tie but it’s technically not a black-tie wedding since we’re starting at the end of the afternoon so i emphasized cocktail attire.


this dress sounds lovely! i too LOVE to dress formally and play the appropriate attire game when it comes to these things, so i know how you feel. just wear what’s comfortable first… then go from there. if you’re comfortable in a dramatic number, then wear it. 🙂

i recentely went to a work thing with Fiance. he mentioned how much he loved that i wore a lipstick pink dress (it was a classy calvin klein number) while everyone else went for a safe black dress. i’m comfortable in color… so i started from there.

Post # 4
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Nona99:  I think it depends on the level of formality of the wedding? But you did say the wedding was black-tie. I think the dress is fine because it isn’t one of the forbidden colors like white, ivory, red, or black. And if it is going to be cold, I would go with a fur shrug or the cape. I think I would dress it up a bit with some nice sparkly jewelry like a necklace and earrings with some cute shoes. 🙂 

Post # 5
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Nona99:  I think it is very classy and stylish. While the back may be open and add drama, it still makes sense for the flow of that kind of dress. It also looks very comfortable! I am really not sure about coat vs. cape — they are so different and really, really add drama. What kind of venue is it?

EDIT: Hmm…was just thinking snow…March…the coat might be a wiser choice and also fit the black tie theme.

Post # 6
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Acessorize, accessorize, accessorize! The right jewelry can elevate any look.

Also, the fishtail braid sounds pretty, as long as it is off to the side, i.e. a side braid. Having it drape down over one shoulder would be lovely.

A pashmina/shawl for draping over your shoulders as the night goes on is an option as well. Select a color that compliments the gray…soft pink, cream, etc.

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