Etiquette + Advice Fashion

What not to wear to a wedding

By Vanessa Mwedzi

A wedding is a one-day event joining a couple for the rest of their lives; they spend months and for some years planning for someone to come up wearing something inappropriate.

 It calls for guests who are mostly relatives and friends to think of the bride and groom and how they pictured their wedding day and reflect that.

Here is a guide to help guests discern what to wear and not to wear on someone’s big day.

CLOTHING OUTSIDE THE DRESSCODE

“You show up to the wedding to honor the couple. Your appearance should reflect that”, Julie Sabatino.

You should make sure you make an extra effort to understand the dress code if there is one.

NO CASUAL 

No one wants to quit their coziest clothing like yoga pants, your most comfortable jeans, and slopes.

Of course, you want to be comfortable as much as possible.

But these have no place at a wedding especially when it’s not yours.

The Bride and groom are dressing up at least you should make an effort

DO NOT WEAR ANYTHING TOO FLASHY AND REVEALING

YES make an effort but tone it down a bit and allow the couple and their bridal team to shine.

Avoid sky-high platform heels, a wedding is rarely the time to make a bold fashion statement.

DO NOT WEAR A WHITE DRESS

Unless you are the one getting married, wearing a white dress to the wedding is taboo.

Leave all white and any shades related to that unless they are part of the dress code.

The bride deserves to stand out in her gown.

It is also important to find out the bridesmaids’ dress color and avoid that as well.

Make sure to bring comfortable shoes but appropriate because you will spend most of your day at the wedding.

It’s about allowing the couple to shine but you must not suffer in the process.

Happy Couple, Happy Guests, Successful Wedding!

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