WHAT TO WEAR TO A WEDDING: 15 RULES YOU SHOULD KNOW
Getting your guest to look right won’t be that difficult if you follow these basic rules that everyone should keep in mind before going shopping.
Wedding in sight and you don’t know what you can wear and what not? There is a more or less clear protocol for this type of event and we will tell you what type of clothing and accessories to wear on each occasion. But be careful because almost more important is what you should never, NEVER, under any circumstances wear to a wedding. Say goodbye to all your doubts and become an expert in wedding protocol.
When a wedding invitation arrives, before you’re even happy for the happy couple, the first thought that pops into your head is, “What am I going to wear?” It’s normal, it happens to all of us. We have a thousand doubts about whether this or that wedding guest dress will be the most appropriate. And it is that, unless you don’t care about being out of tune and being more dressed up than the bride herself, there are a series of rules that you should take into account before getting the Visa and getting the perfect outfit.
THE BASIC RULES OF PROTOCOL AT WEDDINGS ARE TO BE A GUEST OF 10
The look It’s okay if you feel like changing up a bit and wearing a skirt or pants, but if you can’t find the perfect outfit, don’t complicate things, dresses are the infallible option or if you want to wear pants, opt for a jumpsuit.
Colors yes and colors no. Strong tones such as red, pink, green… are ideal for attending a wedding and even black is already allowed. What you should not do under any circumstances is to go white or cream. Not even if the bride wears another color. No. Seriously, don’t do it.
I complement it. Nothing is worse than arriving loaded with a huge bag (which doesn’t match anything with your look) because inside you have some dancers. Choose some guest shoes that you can wear comfortably throughout the event and a mini bag. You will be the most elegant at the party.
It is not necessary to wear giant necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings altogether even if they are worn. Stay with a single element that stands out and reduce the rest to the minimum expression.
Day wedding or night wedding? It is the day of the bride and she should be the one to attract all eyes. Leave the mini dresses and low cuts for another occasion. Stay with knee lengths that are always a hit and if the wedding is at night and the bride requests it, you can wear a long dress.
WHEN IN DOUBT… DRESS
If you are going crazy trying to find a skirt that matches that blouse, a jacket that matches the pants that suit you so well, do not complicate your existence: with a guest dress, you will always be right. And if you want pants, try a jumpsuit.
Strong tones such as orange or jewel tones such as green, blue or red are the most suitable for this type of celebration because they are very flattering and very elegant. If you want original colorful dress ideas, take a look here.
NO TO MEASUREMENTS WITH SANDALS
Wearing transparent stockings with sandals should be prohibited. It is true that they make the legs more beautiful but for that, we can resort to body makeup with the same effect, suntan lotion or mix a few drops of liquid makeup with oil or moisturizing cream) and prevent the fingers from being seen with the stockings, which is horrible.
NOT TO WHITE
Even if the bride is not going to wear white, neither should you, much less if she has chosen a traditional look. Maybe she doesn’t care but you will generate confusion, for sure. Also, what if you make his day bitter with your choice? Save dresses like this, which is a real beauty, for other times.
NOT EVEN COLORS THAT CLOSELY RESEMBLE IT
Ok, it’s not white but the shades of ivory, very light silver, dusty pink… are very similar, so you better not even think about it. Or do you want the caterers to come asking you to pay them in the middle of the party?
FOR THE WHOLE DAY
Putting on some impossible heels just for the photo and then throwing yourself on the plate for the espadrilles that are usually given away at many weddings is not the most elegant thing in the world. Opt for a type of footwear that is comfortable for you and that you will be able to wear all night without suffering. It’s also okay if you skip heels and go straight to flats as long as they go well with the rest of your look.
You don’t go to a wedding loaded with a bunch of just-in-cases. She carries a small bag that fits your mobile, ID, and lipstick.
BE CAREFUL WITH THE JEWELS
You don’t have to put on half a jewelry box or look like a Christmas tree. If you choose large earrings, forget to wear anything else, and the same for the rest of the accessories. If you want to wear several pieces, make them minimalist in style.
COVER YOUR SHOULDERS
If you attend a religious wedding, choose a dress with some sleeves, like this one, or if not, wear a jacket to cover your shoulders.
EXAGGERATED HEADGEAR? NO, THANKS
Some time ago, the extreme floripondios passed to a better life, and luckily, they have left room for delicate, elegant, and original pieces that have taken over in this type of celebration.
YOU CAN GO BLACK
Especially if it is a night wedding, black is allowed. Better if the dress includes some type of application or print in a metallic color like this one, ruffles… but if it’s plain, there’s no problem as long as you use the right accessories to give it a festive touch.
AND WEAR LACE
Although it is a typical bridal fabric, you can wear it. You just have to keep in mind the color rules: no white or similar colors. The same goes for crochet or guipure.
ASK THE BRIDE
If you are not very clear about what you can or cannot wear because it is a wedding in the countryside, on the beach or themed (which are becoming more and more abundant), check with the bride. But yes, do it at least a couple of weeks before the big day because otherwise, you will be nervous.
Short dresses are the most suitable for daytime weddings and also for informal celebrations. If you have a night wedding and you want to show your leg, you can wear it as long as you are not a direct relative or someone very close to the bride and groom.
LONG, ONLY AT NIGHT
Save the long dresses for the most elegant and sophisticated evening weddings. No, even if you like it a lot and it feels like a glove, you shouldn’t wear it to a daytime wedding.