(Closed) What to wear to a TN wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Tennessee
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hmm. It can really vary from wedding to wedding around here. Do you know any of the bridesmaids or any women in the family who you could email and ask?

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i was surprised to see what people wore to the first wedding I attended after moving to Nashville from Connecticut. It screamed "formal", but not black tie so I wore what I thought was socially acceptable: a dressy cocktail length satin dress and the fiance wore a suit and tie. Man was I wrong! I was the most dressed up one there besides the bridal party and family. People came in gauchos for god sake! And most men didn’t even have ties or jackets. I learned and wore a nice semi-casual dress (like Macy’s quality) for the next few, and I was still on the more dressed up side. I just don’t feel right going to a formal event any more dressed down. However, you never know and I would give the bride a call or email to double check.

I also went to a "formal" wedding here at a church and nice country club where they served instant mashed potatoes and frozen egg rolls…and that’s it. Nothing like having to stop for fast food after a wedding reception! But that’s another post, hehe. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Don’t assume we all eat possum stew around here.

My sis used to live in E. TN when my bil was in med school.  They had a very elegant post wedding reception for their friends in Johnson City w hen they returned…and I’m originally from Memphis *used to live in Germantown/Cordova* and had a flat out gorgeous wedding when I married my x and my bff had a SIX FIGURED wedding when she married her H too.  Her reception was at the Peabody.

Btw, the country clubs in East Memphis are very nice.  I’d dress appropriately.  Cocktail attire is preferred usually.  A very dressy cute, short cocktail dress or the LBD with pearls would work well. 

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think that southern weddings can be very formal. The difference may be that — excuse my broad generalization — southerners wear less black. It’s taken to be drab and dreary.

I grew up in East Memphis. The venue is probably very nice. But I agree — if the invitations are vague, ask around!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

What IS the venue?

I can tell you what to wear..I lived there from age 2 until 32. 

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