(Closed) Wedding guest attire

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 31
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621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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nykkee :  To answer your question, OP, I do think it’s too much white for a wedding, especially with the embroidered detail.

These replies are so ridiculous – OP knows her circle and what’s appropriate for a wedding, but of course, Bees know better undecided

It’s been fun to click through the previous posts of “Team No Hoodie” posters on here… 

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

catandcloudlover :  I know you were directing you comment to the OP but no matter how people on the bee spin it, in some places jeans ARE acceptable dress attire. This picture is from a recent wedding that I attended. When I say jeans are acceptable, I do mean that the majority of guests wear them and sometimes the bridal party themselves wear jeans (my guys will be in jeans). That’s just how it’s done in  rural communities and no one thinks less of anyone who wears dress jeans to events. I’m located in the Amish country of Southern Indiana for reference. 

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Jeans at weddings, unfortunately, are  common where I currently live. Even for grooms. Even for weddings in nicer venues  (barn & Vineyard weddings are still big here). It’s a thing. The last wedding I saw… at a winery. Bride in full on wedding attire. Groom in Levi’s  (sporting both a belt & suspenders, I guess to dress it up). I think he was even wearing older boots. They paid $$$ for photography, too.

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think the hoodie is fine in terms of not being too white/ bridal-like to wear to a wedding.

Post # 38
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4111 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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glitterati :  hi Bee. Welcome to the Internet! Where people post questions and they receive OPINIONS.

The poster asked for opinions on whether or not she should wear this particular outfit. Most people have never seen jeans or a fancy hoodie at a wedding, call it regional, call it bougie, call it snobbery, call it whatever you want but that’s the truth. So your self-rightous comments about how OP knows her audience, etc. is irritating considering that she asked for OPINIONS. 

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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smalltownbigworld :  thanks for posting that pic. I got a sense of the way weddings are done there, and while it is different from where I live I like the casual atmosphere and the fact that the jeans-wearers look very nice. I have to say that when I originally read the OP I was interjecting my experience where everyone dresses to the nines and even gets their make up or hair professionally done. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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nykkee :  
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Cheekie0077 :  Yeah, she asked a very specific question and no one answered it. 

This site is such a weird mix of people talking about how they can’t save for a downpayment, can’t get on the same page about money with their husband, can’t afford the ring they want… and then in the next breath they’re posting that it is “unfortunate” that people wear jeans to weddings. The rampant snobbery would be a bit easier to tolerate if it came from people who had a lifestyle worth being a snob about. 

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2020 - Windermere, Cumbria

I think the hoody is a bit too much white, personally! Go for a different sweater or cardy. 🙂

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