Monday, March 1, 2010

166: Going to a Wedding Soon?

Don't know what to wear?

There were two great posts on the Our Wedding Day Blog about what men and women should wear to certain kinds of weddings, and I thought I'd share them with you all. All the info is copied and pasted from those blogs.

Women:
Daytime Informal and Semi-Formal
Women should wear suits or short dresses to a daytime informal wedding. Stick to prints, florals and pale colors. Always avoid wearing white. Avoid business attire unless the wedding is very casual or very small. Chunky, fun jewelry can add a touch of personality to your daytime wedding outfit.
Daytime Formal
Some formal weddings take place during the day. If you’re going to be in the sun, wear a formal hat. Gloves and formal accessories help tie together a summery outfit for formal daytime weddings.
Evening Semi-Formal
Women should wear cocktail attire. Go with a little black dress or colorful cocktail dress—but avoid overly glitzy sequined or club-inspired dresses. Wear dressy sandals with a heel and tie up your outfit with tasteful, classy jewelry.
Evening Formal or Black Tie
For an evening formal wedding, short cocktail dresses should be dressed up with accessories and glamorous jewelry. If you’re having trouble finding the right outfit, go with a standard and classy little black dress. For a black-tie wedding, look for a long gown and consider having your hair done by a professional.

Men: 
Daytime Informal and Semi-Formal
Men should wear a dress shirt and pants to an informal daytime wedding. Shorts are never appropriate. Consider adding a sports jacket for a classy touch. Remember, men’s sandals are only appropriate for beach weddings. If a wedding will take place on the beach and then move indoors, consider bringing shoes to change into. Men should always wear a suit for a semi-formal wedding. During the day, suits do not necessarily need to be black or navy blue.
Daytime Formal
For daytime formal weddings, men should wear light-colored suits and ties. Nice hats are appropriate. Avoid sports wear and informal hats.
Evening Semi-Formal
Men should always wear a dark-colored suit to a semi-formal wedding. Unless the wedding takes place in a very trendy area, stick with traditional suits and ties. Leave cutting-edge wedding fashions to the bridal party and stick to traditional looks.
Evening Formal or Black Tie
Men should always wear dark suits or tuxedos to formal or black tie evening weddings. Be sure to have suits tailored and cleaned prior to the event. Remember to coordinate with appropriate shoes. He can rent a tuxedo if he doesn’t own one.

Do ever have trouble figuring out what to wear to weddings?

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