(Closed) What to wear to weddings- no snark :)

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

To any indoor wedding that isn’t a formal evening event I wear one of my nice business “cocktail” dresses. Usually a deep navy. 

Regardless of the dress I choose- I’ve always stuck to this rule (after working Galas etc.) you get legs or boobs. If one is being shown off the other isn’t. 

I never wear white, and I would never wear anything that was bride-y. I don’t care if the brides cares or not I’m not opening that can of worms. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I always thought September was the new October, but whateverrrrr.

Good call on this. 

Nothing slutty, white, too tight, ivory, boobage, white, too short, ivory, low cut, white, etc…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i always wear something flattering and pretty but not STUNNING because its not my day. I like to feel good in what i wear but i leave out anything white, usually not black either, no crazy heels or too booby or short.

I love the picture that you posted for a dress, I would always make sure its not the same colour as the wedding party though. Just my preference

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

@Seashells7:  Funny that you say that! Years ago, my mom found out that my cousin’s wedding colors were lavender and pastel yellow, so that’s what we all wore to said cousins’s wedding. But this was also the cousin my mom helped raise, so that could’ve had something to do with it. 

I’m a fan of similar colors. Say the wedding colors are purple and silver, I’d want to wear a charcoal grey or a different shade of purple

Within an inch or so of knee length is almost always good. I like 3 inch heels in a neutral color, but that’s the height I’m most comfortable in. Tasteful cleavage, so nothing too low cut. Definitely no white, unless it’s the background on a dress that’s mostly print (and a summer wedding). 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

For a garden wedding

 

But without the sultry stare and with flats/heel caps

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

possibly related question: I always have trouble finding dresses that I like that aren’t dark colors like black. where do you ladies get your dresses, black or non-black?

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

@Beautiful Bluegrass:  For formal, a knee length black cocktail dress. Nothing too show-y. Heels. I have a 3 inch, black, patent, Mary Jane-style pair that are super comfortable and cute.

For a casual, garden wedding, I’d wear a pretty sundress and probably sandals or flats. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@strawbs  H&M, Anthropologie, Top Shop, Betsey Johnson

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ugh I wore a totally appropriate Banana Republic dress to a fall wedding a few years ago in a really pretty shade of burgundy. It turned out to be exactly the same color as the bridesmaids (it was my now FI’s cousin, so I had no idea). That was sort of weird. This was the same sunday afternoon wedding though where all of the groom’s family was wearing floor length satin backless ball gowns. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

its really not that short.

for a fall wedding

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

For a formal wedding guest dress I would check in on the style/color of the bridesmaids and then wear a long dress that didn’t look similar to them/bridal. If you’re close enough to be invited (as plus one or otherwise) you are close enough to ask somebody to tell you whats up with the wedding style so you don’t look ridiculous. 

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