(Closed) Wearing jeans to a wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Unless that’s the dress code/theme…NOPE.

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

Depends. Formal wedding- big no. Insane Clown Posse wedding (have seen it on YouTube)- yes, of course

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

As a woman, most definitely not. It’s not that big of a deal to wear a dress for a few hours. I think if you are going to a super casual wedding as a male, maybe a nice dark pair with a jacket would be ok. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I think it depends on your area and how formal your event is. I live in Alaska and even at the most formal events there will be someone in their “fancy” jeans or Carharrts 😂 

In other places across the nation I’m guessing for more formal events jeans are not as acceptable. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I don’t think it is appropriate unless on the invitation it indicates casual dress. For my wedding specifically, my cousin does not wear anything but jeans, ever. I do not think she owns a dress or anything but jeans to be honest. I would put money on her wearing jeans to my wedding. I am not thrilled about it as everyone else will be or should I say, should be in appropriate attire, but I will not heckle her on it, not worth the battle. I would think she would ultimately feel weird that she may be so underdressed, but then again, it may not bother her at all. It’s almost expected from her.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Probably depends on the wedding. I never would, but I love dressing up. A few friends wore dark jeans to a wedding last year that was super casual (bbq food served from stands, bride wore a sun dress), and that worked.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

As a pp stated, it does vary regionally. It’s not something I would ever do. Even to a casual BBQ wedding, I would wear a nice sundress and DH would likely choose a sportsjacket and dress pants.

Although we see weddings where the groom and groomsmen are in shirtsleeves and jeans, I always secretly think they could have dressed up for one day in their life. The bride is wearing the most expensive dress she will own in her lifetime and the groom is in denim.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I would only be comfortable even thinking about wearing jeans to a wedding if it were early in the day and the invitation style and venue indicated it was casual. And even then I’d choose a dark wash and wear heels and a nice top. (I’m not even sure I personally would ever do that; just musing that it could be appropriate in that situation.)

I have seen some “jeans” that are more dressy, very tailored and made in a shimmery dark fabric that’s not true denim, and those might be ok for a dressier wedding, because they’re more like trousers. And I have nothing against women wearing nice pants to a formal event if they don’t want to wear a dress.

I could see dudes being much more likely to be able to get away with wearing jeans at a wedding, even if it’s not ideal. But even then, nice dark jeans with dressier shoes and a button-down shirt would be a must, I think.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Ugh. Who would do such a thing? Unless it’s been made clear somehow to be the acceptable dress code…

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I’ve never been to a wedding where this would be appropriate. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

My boyfriends brother does this constantly, he always wears jeans. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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shalomx7 :   The idea of wearing jeans to a wedding seems disrespectful.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Yeah I wouldn’t. Even if it said casual I’d just wear a casual dress. I feel like even casual weddings should be special occasions and I wouldn’t even wear jeans to work.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Ugh HATE seeing jeans at a wedding. Even for a “casual” wedding.

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