Okay guest attire for planned elopement/tiny wedding?

posted 3 months ago in Guests
  • poll: How's this dress?
    Looks good : (29 votes)
    91 %
    Not appropriate : (0 votes)
    Appropriate but you should wear something else, which I'll list in comments : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 2
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I don’t think the length makes it look too formal! It’s a pretty maxi dress! Maybe a shawl or sheer caftan for a coverup.

    Post # 3
    2919 posts
    Sugar bee

    ellyd23 :   Looks great! You could get a single color shawl. 🙂

    Post # 4
    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    ellyd23 :  I think the dress is fine, but not the most flattering on your figure. You have a great body, but this does nothing for you – just makes you look like you have no curves at all

    Post # 5
    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I agree with the above posters. A shawl would be nice!

    Post # 6
    2226 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Heh — an elopement with 20 guests. That’s funny. 

    The dress is appropriate for a wedding guest. I agree with catskillsinjune: it’s not the most flattering dress. However, a shawl will look really nice with it and may even fix the not-so-flattering issue. 

    The color of this dress is beautiful, so consider buying something with a similar color if you choose not to wear it to the wedding. 

    Post # 7
    205 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it looks flattering and perfect for the event!!  I’d wear a cardigan or jean jacket personally but that’s based off what I have in my closet.

    Post # 8
    153 posts
    Blushing bee

    Do you know what the bride is wearing? – ie a proper wedding gown, a white sundress, ect. If you can’t base the formality of your outfit off hers, I would dress for the restaurant. If it’s a neighborhood restaurant, I’d throw on a jean jacket and fancy sandals with the maxi you picked out. If it’s one of the best restaurants in the city, I’d wear a formfitting dress, heels, and shawl. 

    Post # 9
    1013 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I think it’s a lovely dress and I’d also pair it with a single colour shawl.

    Post # 10
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

    I think it looks great and is perfect. If you’re worried it might be too dressy for the occasion then a denim jacket with it will be great! Otherwise I’d wear a cardigan that matches one of the flower colors. 

    Have fun!

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