Post # 1
I have a wedding that I have to attend this year that is in someone’s aunt’s backyard and I’m trying to figure out what to wear. It’s not like a Miss Cheese type of backyard or anything…just a standard backyard that they are saying will fit about 60-75 guests. It’s also a pretty young couple, she’s 20, so I’m sure it’s going to be pretty informal because they are just really relaxed and laid back. So, what do you wear to such a wedding?
Post # 3
I’d probably wear a dress or skirt regardless of the setting. I have this weird thing about wearing pants to weddings, which I’m sure not everyone shares. You could probably dress it down a little with casual shoes and a wrap or cardigan.
Post # 4
Is it a summer wedding or spring wedding? does it start early in the day or carry on late into the evening?
I think a knee length dress would be fine. (amandapolis- I agree with you about the pants thing, for some reason I feel that way too).
If it is a casual wedding, I think you have a lot of options to choose from. and the spring attire is now out in the stores to have to look through.
Post # 5
I think a lightweight knee-length jersey dress would be appropriate. They are pretty casual, yet still look nice. And are cool, too. I have one from Banana Republic outlet I am thinking specifically of. Some cute sandals would go nicely, and I agree, a cardigan is a good cover up if it’s a snip chilly.
Post # 6
Oh yeah I forgot that detail. The wedding is a summer wedding and I believe the ceremony starts at 5 so it will go into the evening.
Post # 7
I’d wear a sundress, cute flats/sandals (but not flip-flops), and a cardigan or shawl, with colorful but understated jewelry.
Last summer we attended a friend’s wedding. It was in a park, the couple is super laid-back, and we understood that it was going to be very casual and dressed as such. (I wore khakis and a nice knit shirt). We looked like complete slobs! Everyone else was is dresses and dress shirts. Better to be slightly over-dressed then under-dressed!
If you still want guidance, talk to the Maid/Matron of Honor. She should know.
Post # 8
I sure hate shopping, but I figured I should start thinking about it now because the new stuff always comes out now, then I can keep my eye on something and hopefully catch it on sale.
I don’t think she even has a Maid/Matron of Honor. She’s getting married to my husband’s cousin so I also don’t know too much of her family.