What to Wear to a Wedding
At a clients one month out meeting, the bride expressed how a couple of her wedding guests had reached out to her unsure of what was appropriate to wear for her formal or black-tie optional wedding. I thought that if a couple of people are curious on what to wear, so would others. With that in mind, I decided to write this blog post on what to wear to a wedding. In this post I will outline for women, what to wear to a black-tie and formal, semiformal, and casual wedding.
Before we dive into what to wear, I thought a good place to start would be with what NOT to wear. I’ll try to be nicer about this than Stacey London and Clinton Kelly from the TLC show.
Never ever wear white, unless your directed to on the invitation. Sure in 2018 we are generally more flexible on wedding attire. But wearing white is still a major faux paux. Unless you want evil looks from a bride, I would highly suggest hanging up your white dress and saving it for another event.
Formal and Black-tie optional
A couple weeks ago a friend of mine introduced me to the company “Name of Love.” They are a mail order bridesmaid dress company based out of New York. The styles are so classic that you can wear them even as a wedding guest. Something special about the company is that they have a local connection. One of the founders is originally from Winnipeg (woop woop). They have a ton of elegant, minimalist dresses that fit a formal and black-tie optional dress code. Here are a few of my favorites:
Planner tip: When purchasing a dress look for an investment piece, one which you can wear for years to come. Ensure it’s a timeless piece, purchase the dress in black, navy, or burgundy.
The main difference between formal and semi-formal, is that with semi=formal you can play around with colour a bit more. A dramatic red or sweet blush pink are perfect options.
Keep the length a bit more conservative. Definitely do NOT wear a mini dress. Save that for the after party. ;).
For a casual wedding play around with some fun floral prints, stripes and colour. This will be the typical attire for a country wedding.