Beauty & the Boyfriend’s Guide to Wedding Dress Codes

By  - 7 years ago

Among the many exciting things about attending weddings is dressing up for it. Couples have now become more experimental and creative when it comes to themes, decorations, receptions, and even locations. So much so that formal dressing is not the standard dress code anymore. Check out our tips on how you and your date can be venue appropriate and possibly be the most stylish guests at the wedding.


5. Church wedding

Church ceremonies call for more conservative attire. So, ladies, skip revealing gowns or if you insist, at least have a matching shawl or formal outerwear. Gentlemen, stick with your suit and polished shoes.

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4. Indoor wedding

Weddings in houses, hotels, and events venues do not really have dress code restrictions (unless the establishment or the couple says otherwise), making it the easiest to dress up for. We say, put your best foot forward, and dress to impress! Just remember not to overshadow the newlyweds.

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3. Beach wedding

Weddings by the beach can be tricky. Guests are usually torn between wearing something too formal and risk getting drenched in sweat by the end of the day and wearing something too casual and risk getting stares and comments like, “Are you here for the wedding or for vacation?” Yikes! To be safe, choose flowy gowns and lightweight cocktail dresses for the gals. For the guys, blazers and jeans or thin polo shirts with light fabric trousers will do. P.S. Heels are a bad idea, and so are dress shoes. Why? One word. Sand.

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2. Garden wedding

One of the most beautiful places to have a wedding is in a garden. To best suit the theme, it’s therefore fitting for women to dress in flirty and floral dresses. For men, preppy and pastel are suitable choices.

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1. Destination wedding

As much as we want to go all out for weddings abroad for that picture perfect shot (chateaus and vineyards in the background: yes please), our luggage allowance says, “You only have 20 kilos! Leave that ball gown and three piece suit.” Exchange these for dresses and suits in lighter fabrics such as lace, chiffon, linen, silk, rayon, cotton, and chambray, and you won’t have to worry about paying for excess.

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