Question about guest attire

posted 7 months ago in Guests
Post # 2
2801 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

To me, it’s a little too “loud” for a wedding. It wouldn’t bother a lot of people, but I would probably side eye it. If also worry that even in March you’ll freeze unless you’re planning on wearing a sweater over it. 

Post # 3
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Sorry bee, it’s a fun dress, but I think the color is a little too loud. 

If you can look up some pictures of the venue, it might give you a better idea of what feel they’re going for. A long dress is probably fine. Generally speaking, I’d stick with either pastels or darker tones as a guest. 

Post # 4
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

This is perfect for a beach/destination wedding, but not quite appropriate for an Annapolis wedding. I’d just do a really simple little black dress and bring a pashmina or something in case there’s a chill in the air. 

Post # 5
1039 posts
Bumble bee

Though I wouldn’t side-eye anyone’s dress unless it was a clown’s outfit or a wedding gown, it might be a little to summery for a March wedding in MD. Maybe something a tad more muted. I think the dress is very pretty though.

Post # 6
1707 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I agree that it is a bit much and screams summer wedding. I would go short dress you can put a cardigan over. 

Post # 7
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I had a friend wear a similar color maxi dress to my wedding and she really sticks out like a sore thumb in the pictures she is in. I know not every bride would care, but it is definitely noticable.

Post # 8
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

christeeny :  it seems a bit informal to me, maybe it’s the color or design? A long dress is fine, but I would probably look for something a little more formal or toned down. 

Post # 9
6168 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

christeeny :  I’d personally try to find something a little more formal/elegant, and less loud. You can still do something in the pink range, but maybe in a floral pattern to soften it up a bit. Annapolis is known for being a bit on the formal/preppy side. I always choose my outfits based on the venue. Where is the wedding?  

Post # 10
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

super cute dress! but unfortunately, it’s really not seasonally appropriate for a northern wedding in March. sadly, it’s basically still winter up here, and you will definitely stick out/look kind of silly in that dress. save it for the next summer/beach wedding you go to! 😀

Post # 11
599 posts
Busy bee

christeeny :  No. That’s like a dress for a casual brunch at the beach in So Cal, and East Coast is definately styled a bit more formal.

Post # 12
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2004

christeeny :  What time of day is the wedding?  How formal was the invitation?  

Post # 13
5193 posts
Bee Keeper

christeeny :  Love it.  But not appropriate for this wedding, it’s too bright.

Post # 14
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Southern Plantation House

I would agree that it’s a little too bright for a wedding. I also don’t think it would match your husband if he’s wearing a tux. Here are some options I found from Lulu’s that might work.. they’re very affordable too!


Post # 15
3341 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

christeeny :  I’m in DC so not too far – I think it’s too loud for a March wedding in MD.  It’s definitely still winter here, so I would choose a darker color (black, grey, burgundy, emerald) if it were me.

ETA: If he’s wearing a tux, I would lean toward dressing black tie. 


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