So, you’ve received an invite to someone’s wedding. Deciding on which outfit to put on to attend someone’s wedding can be nerve-wracking and complicated, especially if the invitation did not specify what exactly the couple is expecting their guests to wear. So, if you aren’t sure what to wear, consider the season and the time of day of the ceremony and follow a few unwritten rules on how to be a proper wedding guest.
If you’re attending a wedding this spring, here’s our guide on how to achieve the right wedding guest look that doesn’t say you’re trying to steal the show:
For the Ladies
Springtime celebrations can be really beautiful, what with all the green grass and fresh colorful blooms you’ll see everywhere. Dressing for a spring wedding, however, can be a bit more complex, especially if it’s an outdoor one. There are the chances of getting the occasional spring rain showers which can make the grass wet and the ground muddy, which can definitely spell trouble for you if you’re wearing heels.
Here’s a suggestion: choose an outfit that you know will work for both an indoor and outdoor wedding and make smart preparations beforehand. Consider all the possible issues that may arise. For example, completely forgo long dresses as these could potentially drag all the mud and you don’t want that on your hemline. Carry a small umbrella with you (something that would fit inside your tiny bag) in case of an unexpected rain shower. Also, consider bringing a nice pair of closed-toed flats that you can change into in case of an impromptu outdoor cocktail hour. As for your finishing touch, dropping by jewelers in Salt Lake City will probably give you an idea for a sophisticated touch to your ensemble.
Also, think about what the rising humidity that comes with the rising temperatures can do to your hair that you’ve spent hours to perfectly style. Keep a small bottle of hair spray and some bobby pins inside your clutch to make sure hair will look on point throughout the ceremony. Be prepared to touch up on your makeup as well. Remember that your makeup, along with your dress and hairstyle, will tie up your entire look.
For the Gents
For men, spring is the perfect season to experiment with colors but with a certain amount of subtlety. The season isn’t too cold to try pastels and neons as well as not too hot for dark hues. For occasions like a wedding, it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed. Choose a lightweight suit jacket and layer a brightly colored shirt underneath. Accessorize the entire look with some slim ties or socks in bold patterns. It doesn’t have to be a straight black-and-white ensemble. You can subtly add a pop of color to your look without going over the top.
Finally, whatever you end up wearing, always put on an attitude of honor, respect, and serving. Have fun and celebrate this monumental event in your loved one’s life.
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