What to Wear as a Wedding Guest

If you’re a guest at a wedding, here are some tips to think about before shopping for the big occasion.

Dress Code For Guest Of The Wedding

The dress code is the most important factor to take into consideration when choosing what to wear to a wedding as a guest of the wedding. While not every couple will specify a dress code, like black tie or casual, check for one on the invitation anyway. If in doubt, ask the couple directly for clarification as understanding the wedding dress code is key for picking an appropriate guest of the wedding outfit.

Don’t Wear White As A Guest Of The Wedding

Never wear white to someone else’s wedding, consider this the golden rule when choosing your wedding guest outfit/dress, unless explicitly directed on the wedding invitation  as in some instances, the couple might request that guests wear white to match a particular theme.

Think Understated Elegance

You can look like a bride upstager by not wearing white to, try to ensure your guest of the wedding outfit won’t detract from the bride and be wearing outfits like “look at me (and not at the bride)”. 

Don’t Dress Too Casually

Even if the wedding is a more casual event, I promise you: It is not that casual. The fabric of your wedding outfit is a good cue – something like a breezy cotton sundress is likely not appropriate for a wedding. After all, you want to look like you put some effort into your ensemble.

Wear Comfortable Shoes

Find yourself a pair of comfortable shoes, as a wedding guest you’re going to be spending much of the day and evening on your feet, whether its walking, standing or dancing the night away! 

Need some wedding guest dress outfit inspiration? Take a look at our new arrivals today!

Which wedding guest dress option above is your favourite? We want to hear from you. Show us your style on Instagram using our hashtag #nicolaross to be featured on our feed!  

At Nicola Ross, we have over 30 years’ experience in dressing mother of the brides/grooms and guest of the weddings, we know how important finding your outfit is and would like to make the experience as wonderful as possible for you! We offer a full styling service and can dress you head to toe for the special day, with a stunning selection of fascinators from Snoxell and shoes from Lisa Kay in store! Please do not hesitate to call us on 045 875181.

 

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