What to Wear to A Wedding: Clothing Tips

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Dressing for weddings can be incredibly challenging, especially if there isn’t a dress code or hint as to what theme the wedding may be for guidance. This is why it is important to understand a couple of rules when it comes to clothing for weddings.

Rule # 1 Never Wear White

The most crucial rule to abide by is to never wear white to a wedding. NEVER! Most every bride will wear a white dress for her wedding and you want her to stand out. This day is all about her, which is why she should be the only one to wear the color white, unless otherwise told in the invitation. In addition to that, outfits should be kept neutral at all costs to ensure the spotlight remains on the bride. If you were to wear a bright neon pink outfit with sparkly high heels, don’t you think that might draw attention elsewhere from the bride? If you think your outfit might draw attention to you, it’s safe to say you should pick another outfit for the wedding.

Rule #2 Venue Matters, When Choosing What to Wear

Another important detail to remember is to dress appropriately for the given location of the wedding. If the wedding will be taking place in a church or another religious venue, you should consider keeping shoulders covered and for ladies, something that doesn’t expose too much cleavage. Taking into account where the wedding will be held in deciding what outfit to wear will show a lot of respect to the bride and groom.

Rule #3 Dress for the Season

Something else to consider is to take into account the season in which the wedding will take place. If it is a winter wedding, consider wearing darker, cooler colors, like navy blue for example. If it is a summer wedding, try warmer, brighter colors such as yellow, and so on for other seasons. As a simple rule of thumb it is always better to overdress than underdress. If you overdress, so what! You’ll still look great. And by overdressed, we’re talking about heels versus flats, or wearing that elegant piece of jewelry versus no jewelry at all. Your outfit should still be neutral enough that it doesn’t take attention away from the bride. If you come underdressed you run the risk of standing out and looking like you didn’t try which is something you should always try and avoid.

Rule #4 Stay Comfortable

Last but not least, stay comfortable. Weddings can be long and with the reception afterwards comes lots of dancing and socializing. If you can’t breathe in your dress or can’t dance without your pants splitting down the middle, maybe it is best to look for another outfit. You should also try your best to avoid wearing anything that might say “wardrobe malfunction.” You don’t want to spend the whole wedding sewing a tear or always hiking up your dress to keep your ladies from falling out every time you move. This will just make the night long and unenjoyable.

Hopefully these do’s and don’ts help you out when deciding what to wear for your next wedding!

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Love You Tomorrow was founded by Sue Fox, a jewelry and wedding enthusiast from New York. Her father, Simon, was a jewelry appraiser, whose family had deep roots in the mining industry. Sue grew up schooled in the different properties of gems and metals, as well as in the care and appraisal of jewelry. She was most fascinated by how different gems, materials, cuts, and settings could be put together in endless combinations to make thousands of unique pieces of jewelry. Best of all, each piece was distinct in its purpose and design to match the personality of the wearer. Love You Tomorrow began as a passion project in 2016. This was around the time when many of Sue’s friends and family members were getting married. Knowing her expertise, they often sought out her advice on wedding and engagement rings. The blog started out as a place to house Sue’s now in-demand knowledge. Her first posts were buying guides for diamonds, roundups of her favorite ring recommendations around the web, and practical tips about choosing the right gemstone for you. It became apparent pretty quickly that the most common visitors to her blog were couples in the market for wedding and engagement rings. Since rings were only one item on an engaged couple’s to-do list, Sue also began to receive inquiries about how the perfect rings would fit into the rest of the whole wedding picture. Since then, Sue’s vision for the blog expanded to become a one-stop shop for other resources on weddings in general. Today, Love You Tomorrow is a wedding blog that features not just Sue’s expertise on wedding and engagement rings, but also insights from her “Wedding Party”, a team of wedding experts and enthusiasts who write guides, recommendations, and tips for happy couples looking to tie the knot. Sue is now currently based in Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Monterey Peninsula in California. She lives with her husband Jess, and their three dogs, Sleepy, Dopey, and Doc.

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