Post # 1
Hi…. I’m new here, I’m not getting married anytime soon but I will be attending a wedding early next month. I have a bit of an interesting situation as I’ve been invited to an “odd” wedding and I really have to attend. The couple are sort of redneckish and if youve ever heard of the “trash the dress” idea, well they are applying that to the wedding itself. After dinner is served there will be dancing in the mud and then a mud race…. No im not kidding, thats what they want.
As a person attending this im wondering what to wear? Because the bride set the dress code for guests as basically as formal or casual as you want, but she will be wearing a dress (quite a nice one i must say) and the bridesmaids will be wearing nice dresses as well….so i dont think it would be appropriate not to wear a dress myself.. although obviously it will be ruined by the end of it. What do you guys think? Do you think a dress from a more casual clothing store l ike forever21 would be appropriate? And any idea about shoes, I mean normally I would wear heels no question but I’m thinking that is not a good idea here? Please no rude comments or whatnot, they are a bit out there but she is family and ill admit it sounds like fun and i respect the idea, its a rebellion against the more uptight, ridiculously expensive weddings that everyone seems to have (not to offend anyone here! I personally want a big fancy wedding myself, but I can see why others would not.)
Thanks for any advice/thoughts! I know this is a bit of an odd question haha.
Post # 3
maybe you can wear something nice to the ceremony and dinner and a change of clothes for the mud; same for the shoes.
if you don’t want to change, i say something from forever 21/ross/marshalls/target/thrift store, basically something nice but cheap b/c you’ll probably have to throw it away after. not sure what you’d do about shoes if you don’t take an extra pair to change into unless you don’t mind the dress and galoshes look. =)
Post # 4
Hmm…if you’re racing in the mud you’ll need shoes that won’t get sucked off with a little traction. I think the thrift store idea is a good one. I also agree that changing clothes would be your best bet or perhaps just not partaking in the mud race.
Post # 5
I would personally opt out of the mud race– is that a possibility for you?
If not, I’d wear something nice to the ceremony, change into clothes/ shoes I don’t care for, and once the race is over, try to clean up and change back, or change into a third outfit (probably another outfit I don’t care for if I couldn’t clean up well enough).
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 6
Nice shirt, jeans, and whatever shoes – but bring something like gardening shoes to change into after the ceremony. Anything more formal than a t-shirt sounds like the order of the day.
Post # 7
Inexpensive dress and flip flops.
Post # 8
I would just buy an inexpensive dress that you wouldn’t mind if it was ruined.
Post # 9
can you just take off your shoes for the mud racing portion of the evening? i’ve never done much running around in mud but it seems like shoes would only get stuck and slow you down. personally, i’d wear a forever 21 dress or something of the sort with nice flipflops or flats (and then ditch my shoes) and as others pointed out, it’s probably a good idea to have a change of clothes with you.
even though this wedding certainly strays from the norm, if you go into it with a positive attititude (and clothes that you don’t care about ruining), i bet it could end up being the most fun wedding you’ve ever been to!
Post # 10
You can totally find a nice, formal dress at forever21 or a store like H&M. Their dresses are inexpensive so they’re often poorly made but that doesn’t matter because you’re gonna get it ruined. I bought a dress at forever21 for $24 and wore it to a beach wedding, it was awesome! As far as footwear goes, I’d just bring back up. Wear something nice then throw them in the car when the race gets underway. I remember trying to play flag football in the mud with flats on and they just got stuck and slowed me down. I’m sure you’re not worried about winning/speed, but you don’t wanna fall face first in mud!