A recent question we were asked
What to Wear to a Wedding? Only our opinion and it may seem strong to some but here goes
It’s the bride and groom’s day don’t upstage them. The first rule is to stay away from white, it’s fine to wear something in the ivory or ecru family of colors but white is off limits. Weddings are still a solemn occasion it’s not a nightclub. Micro minis are off limits even if you and the bride are best buddies and went to bars and other events where that type of clothing was acceptable. Skip wearing something like that at someone’s wedding. Denim is a very casual fabric and unless the wedding is on a farm, it is a no, no period.
Why am I saying this? A few years ago as our beautiful bride in the most gorgeous wedding gown tossed her bouquet, the group of single ladies made the leap to catch it, dresses went up as women jumped for the prize and some blouses came down. In one particular photo, we could clearly see the posterior of the young lady who leaped for the bouquet and guess what? She had no underwear on, nothing. We could not give that photo to the couple. Doesn’t matter what we thought, the bride was FURIOUS. She could not use the image as you get ready for your friend’s special day please keep in mind you may very well be in pictures.
What you wear matters, people want to talk about the beautiful event they attended, not the tacky, tasteless person who didn’t give a thought to what he/she was about to wear.
Give it all some thought, you are either a friend of the bride and groom or their families give their feelings some consideration as you plan your outfit for this special day in their lives, notice I said in their lives, not yours.
Artisan Photographics is located in Ft Lauderdale and serves South Florida, The Caribbean & South America.
WEDDING DRESS CODE CHEAT SHEET
What to wear when the wedding invitation simply says “dressy casual”? Or “black tie optional”? We’ve got answers. The resource code cheat sheet from www.mint.com
|Dress Code||Strictness Level||Women||Men|
|White Tie||High||Formal floor-length evening gown in a neutral color (e.g., dark brown or black)||Tuxedo, long black jacket with tails, formal white shirt, white vest and bow tie, white or gray gloves, black formal shoes|
|Black Tie||High||Long evening gown or chic, formal cocktail dress (long is usually preferred)||Tuxedo, white shirt, black vest or cummerbund, black bow tie, black dress or patent leather shoes|
|Formal/Black Tie Optional||High||Long dress, dressy separates, or formal cocktail dress||Tuxedo or formal dark suit, white shirt, conservative tie|
|Cocktail/Semiformal/Dressy Casual||Medium||Cocktail dress, or dressy skirt and top||Suit and tie (dark or light, depending on season and time of day)|
|Festive Attire||Medium||Cocktail dress, or dressy skirt and top, with more playful colors or accessories||A suit and tie (dark or light, depending on season and time of day), with fun pops of color or patterns|
|Beach Formal||Medium||Formal summer dress/sundress, flat sandals||Summer suit with linen shirt, or suit jacket with linen pants or khakis, boat shoes; no tie required|
|Casual||Low||Summer dress/sundress, or pants with nice blouse||Dress pants or dark denim with button-down shirt or polo|