SPIN OFF: Appropriate wedding attire as a guest

posted 10 months ago in Guests
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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somathemagical :  I was thinking the same thing.  I dress like that to go to a work conference, not a wedding.   I would never wear either of those outfits to a wedding and I don’t believe that a guest has to dress intentionally frumpy or understated as to not steal attention from the bride. 

Post # 18
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2019 - City, State

My go-to is a floral print dress. The floral is cheerful and colorful, but the print means it probably doesn’t look like the bridesmaid dresses, and I feel festive and sort of old-fashioned-ladylike.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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somathemagical :  By minimal I mean no wedding dresses or dresses that are outside the realm of the indicated dress code. Obviously a more formal affair will have a more formal dress code. Sultry and romantic? Good. Extreme cleavage, bare backs to your butt crack, and skirts up to your hooha? No. Wedding attire is also extremely regional, these outfits are perfectly acceptable for a cool weather wedding in my area. Obviously outfits will vary on the season. 

Post # 21
3951 posts
Honey bee

Black jeans are appropriate wedding wear for a typical wedding in your area?

Post # 22
3951 posts
Honey bee

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somathemagical :  Turkey leg is a perfect description. 99% of men look horrible in skinny pants.

Post # 24
5887 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

I generally wear something like this to a wedding. 

I’ve never really seen anyone dresses like some of the examples on the previous threads, I agree they look like office outfits.  

Jeans would look out of place at any wedding I’ve ever been to, women always wear dresses, maybe a jumpsuit or a nice cigarette pant but not jeans. 

Post # 25
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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bibliophilacticbee :  This is the perfect description, IMO. 

Post # 26
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Honey Beekeeper

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somathemagical : Other than black or white tie dress codes don’t belong on a wedding invitation since guests are presumed to be adults who can dress themselves. 

What’s considered appropriate to wear to a wedding? Nothing low cut or with cut outs, nothing too tight or short. There’s a time and place for everything and a wedding is neither. With no specification, a wedding invitation implies cocktail dress or dressy separates and a suit for men.  In my circles a little black dress is perfectly appropriate, but conservative or traditional etiquette would still say no to all black, white, red. 

Obviously an outdoor or beach wedding would call for something in a not too heavy or hot fabric.  Business casual and jeans are generally not appropriate. I totally disagree with some of the examples that were posted and yes, I know the sequin dress was a joke!  

Post # 28
434 posts
Helper bee

I kinda like the ice-cream cone look for men >.>

Especially for spring/summer weddings when anything dark color just stands out as over-dressed, and the poor man will be sweltering in the outfit….moreso if it’s outdoors as a lot of weddings tend to be.

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