A wedding is the day married. It is therefore important for the guests to give special care to their outfit without overshadowing the bride and her husband! Know how to dress for a wedding.
Are there still rules that apply to weddings and dress guests? A visit to the bridal shops of the Rue Saint-Hubert, tells us that if the rigid etiquette of the past has changed, it remains that there are basic knowledge to have.
The date is set, you have received the invitation, and now comes the real dilemma – what do you wear to the wedding? While the high street is literally inundated with outfit options for women, the choice for men can sometimes be a little difficult to determine – is a waistcoat and bowtie too formal? And do you run the risk of going too casual with your standard go-to checked shirt?
To help decipher the mystery of what a wedding guest should wear, we have put together a few helpful tips to make sure that you not only look the part at this summer’s weddings but you also pull off any look with that essential dose of style too.
Dress for the Occasion
Make sure that you are aware what kind of theme the wedding will follow before deciding on your outfit. Church weddings generally follow a formal theme therefore make sure you step out in a crisp suit and shirt combo, check out the range of mens designer shirts at Tessuti, while beach weddings usually call for something a little more laidback – think relaxed linens and beige trousers (3/4 trousers may even be acceptable in this case – but check with the bride first!).
Before thinking about buying an outfit, we get information on the kind of wedding which you are invited. Is it a formal wedding, a country wedding, a themed wedding? Does it take place in the morning, afternoon or evening? It is easy to find information on the invitation or simply ask the bride and groom what they expect.
Mother and maid of honour wear any outfit?
There was a time when the mother of the bride chose her outfit, and then contacted the mother of the groom so that it buys its own for both complement each other. Today, there are more that absolutely necessary. Mothers should however opt for classic pieces that are in any competition to the bride.
With the exception of beach weddings, the majority of weddings do call for formal attire. Even if you live in your chino trousers, for a wedding it is time to up the ante – suit trousers in classic black or charcoal will make sure your look stays smart yet classically stylish.
Add a Pop of Colour
Remember, despite all the pomp and pageantry of a wedding, it is also a celebration so don’t be afraid to inject a little fun into your outfit too. Add a pop of colour with a pastel coloured tie or lighten up any suit with a floral patterned formal shirt.
Don’t Forget Accessories
Just because you are dressing formally for a wedding doesn’t mean you have to forgo your own sense of style. Bring any suit and tie combo up to date by styling in your favourite accessories, a designer belt or a set of cufflinks will ensure serious style points all day long.