(Closed) U.K. Bees are hats still ok for weddings?

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

Of course women still wear hats at Weddings!

It’s usually MOTB or MOTG but there’s no reason you can’t wear one if you’re younger!

I would totally rock a hat at a Wedding and I’m only 24 ๐Ÿ™‚ I wore one to the Ritz a few years ago too ๐Ÿ™‚ never too old/young for a good hat ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
6292 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve worn ‘hatinators’ (cross between a hat and fascinator) to the last 2 weddings I’ve been to. Other people my age went mainly hatless, or else wore fascinators. 

Personally I love them and don’t much care what other people think/do; I also don’t think they’re remotely old fashioned and would say the main reasons they’re less commonly worn is cost (you’re looking at a minimum of £50-60 for a half decent one in the sale, which a lot of people would balk at paying when they’re likely to wear it once for a few hours). 

Post # 5
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m in Australia and wish we had more opportunity to wear hats! I have a whole bunch of fascinators and hats but people don’t tend to wear them to weddings here. 

That said, I have a lot of UK friends and it seems to be split half/half whether they wear hats or not. But if it suits the formality of the occasion and your outfit, I say go for it!

Post # 6
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Unfortunately yes…I just personally hate them   My mum has one for my wedding, despite Fiance and I telling her she looks much better in her outfit without it.  It’s seriously like a silver dinner plate on her head

Post # 7
2045 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I love hats. I think most people at our wedding will be leaning more towards fascinators, with the exception of mums, and I think it’s because people just don’t buy them anymore. At the last wedding I attended, I was the only one under 40 with a fascinator in! Get a hat, start the revolution and slowly all the hat lovers can make hats popular again.

Post # 8
2092 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Yes, definitely! Love a good hat. I have a big pink one I wore to a wedding last year and which I’m wearing again to another wedding this summer. I’m in my twenties. 

Post # 9
245 posts
Helper bee

big hat fan here, wear one!! or a fascinator if you’d prefer but i definitely think hats are suitable for weddings! basically the only time you can wear them now. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
1411 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Oh yes, wear a hat. Hats are more than ok; they are the ‘proper’ thing to wear. I’ve never worn one as I couldn’t afford it, sadly. I’m not fond of fascinators- I think they look a bit, erm, common and lacklustre haha…unless they are really big and statementy..like a hat! Tell your Darling Husband you can dress yourself, thank you, and that the hat will not stay on all day! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 11
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I’ve never been to a wedding where at least some of the guests weren’t wearing hats, I just think that fascinators are more popular these days.  But you still get lots of hats, so go for it!

Post # 12
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Personally I hate hats at weddings, they just get it the way and block the view of people in other pews (though I might be bitter cos I’m short). Plus I have a strange hatred of people wearing hats indoors, it’s just weird. I find big hats kind of attention seeking when not worn by very close family members.

I’ve found my grandparents generation (70s 80s) wear hats, my mums generation (40s 50s) wear fscinatotrs and my generation (20s 30s) wear nothing on their heads. 

Post # 13
1258 posts
Bumble bee

I much prefer hats over fascinators!

Post # 15
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I LOVE hats at weddings, fascinators look tacky and cheap imo. You wear that hat! 

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