(Closed) Choosing outfits for a special occasion

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Post # 3
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Almost none.  The day of or day before, I pull something out of the closet that fits and catches my eye in the moment.  Clothing choices is one thing I do not stress about AT ALL.  I have plenty of other stress in my life.

Post # 4
7211 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@LittleWigeon:  I don’t have a lot of clothes and am on a tight budget, so I think about it a LOT. I’ve had three dresses in rotation for the past two years- long sleeve grey (good for cold days and/or funerals), short sassy light grey (good for evening weddings that aren’t too formal and date night), light floral (good for day weddings/showers). I’m attending two weddings this year (so far) and have been looking at what I’ll buy to wear for at least 2 months!

Post # 6
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@LittleWigeon:  I’m pretty confident in my work clothes, so I spend zero time thinking about that.  


But weddings are another story.  I’ve got to consider who’s seen me in what dresses and who will be at this wedding to decide if I can wear something I have or have to go shopping.  Then shopping could take little time …. or could take forever depending on what I find!


We’re girls, I think it’s normal πŸ™‚  Might also depend on how expansive your closet is. 

Post # 7
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I spend a lot of time thinking about it.  We’re going to the ballet this weekend, and I bought my dress for it two months ago on sale.  I’m still trying to figure out my bag and jewellery for the occasion.  Because we’re on a budget, I have to shop sales.  I also have a tricky figure to fit — short, curvy, very blessed in the northern regions — so I have to think hard and really hunt.  I always try to have one funeral dress in my closet, because this is the South and that’s how my mother raised me, and also, when someone dies suddenly, I don’t always have the chance to go find something and get it tailored.  A good black dress is always my backup for most things.  

Post # 8
999 posts
Busy bee

Depends on how long I have known about the event and also what the weather might be like. Usually the events are never where I live so I normally bring 2 or 3 outfits as backups just in case too.

Post # 9
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@LittleWigeon:  Oh my gosh, a lot of time! if there is a wedding or reunion in the future you can be sure I will know what Im wearing a month in advance! For trips I also usually have a special (new) outfit for each day planned out πŸ™‚

Post # 10
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

99% of the time, I pull on jeans and a t-shirt.  But when I know there’s something special coming up, my girliness comes out and I plan an outfit in advance.  Depending on how special the occasion, this could be a week or two, or sometimes months!

Post # 11
1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

For weddings, I just get so excited that I start thinking and decide on what to wear once they announce their date.

Post # 12
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I usually go overboard in advance thinking up ideas of what to wear, but never actually decide. And then the day before or sometimes the day of I realize that I never actually decided and spend all day worrying about it.

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