Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What to Wear: Wedding Edition

When I first started going to weddings as an adult, trying to decide what to wear would totally frazzle me.  I went to a bunch of weddings in the '90s when all of my parents' siblings and cousins got married, and then didn't go to another until my friends (ahem, my boyfriends' friends) and cousins started getting married.  I actually remember going through friends' Facebook albums from weddings they had attended to try to figure out what would be appropriate.  Little did I realize that there was a big hint right in front of me as to what was appropriate to wear - the invitation.

For really formal weddings, they'll usually spell it out for you in the bottom right corner.  Make sure to check if there is a specific dress code on the invitation and then dress appropriately.  A friend of mine managed to miss on his invitation that the dress code was black tie, and was the only person to show up in a regular suit - how embarrassing.

But if your friends or family members weren't super specific about the dress code, you can still learn a lot from the location, time of day, and style of the invitation.  

I'm going to be doing a series over the next couple of weeks on what to wear to a wedding based on the invitation.  Stay tuned!

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  1. Simple Easy StyleMay 15, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Great post! I have a few wedding coming up and it's so hard to decipher what to wear.

  2. Great tip about the dress code! I've actually never been to a black tie wedding, but I've always wanted to. Great excuse to dress up super fancy! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  3. Oh gosh, I've never been to one that was black-tie, I'm not sure that I'd have anything to wear!

  4. I love this and I think it's a good idea! I haven't been to a wedding in so long, but this will come in handy!


  5. I wish I had a wedding coming up–I'd love to get fancied up!

  6. Ah! I can't wait for the series. I have a difficult time deciding what's appropriate for most any event. Definitely staying tuned!

    xo Molly

  7. Such good advice! I was so nervous about what to wear to my first wedding as an adult.

    Fizz and Frosting

  8. Hi Kristina~ Thanks so much for your support. It's obviously been a pretty crappy few days, but it's slowly getting better.

    I had no idea what to wear to my first "real" weddings last summer. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

    PS- I think you asked me last week about swapping buttons- and the answer is obviously yes!!

  9. Such a great post idea!! Looking forward to reading more :)

  10. Great advice - love this post!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  11. Great advice - I love weddings, but picking a dress can be so stressful.

  12. It would definitely necessitate a shopping trip ;)