I love everything about a wedding, we have celebrated three of our closest friends marry this year and if truth be told I am a little sad to be hanging up my dresses and open toe shoes for another year. So far we have one wedding next year, I have my fingers crossed another invitation makes its way through our letterbox soon. What do you love about a wedding? For me its all about the styling – the dress, the flowers, the venue, the little details you see as you enjoy the day and and lets not forget the discotheque. Once all the formalities are out of the way and after a little touch up in the bathroom there is nothing better than seeing your friends dancing the night away.
Dress (Needle and Thread Ready to Wear), Shoes (Dorothy Perkins)
I don’t know about you but as a wedding guest finding the perfect look can be a little daunting, especially when there have been hen parties and weddings throughout the year and often all during different seasons. This year we have had weddings in May, August and September. Thankfully all three days the sun shone and I didn’t have to change my outfit at the last minute. I would highly recommend re-wearing a dress from a previous wedding, not that I have managed to do this myself as this year the weddings have been all from the same friendship circle. But if you can, you should!
Let’s talk style… from beach weddings (light colors and flowing fabrics are key) to more formal affairs the type of wedding often determines the outfit a guest should wear. That said I’m going to be a little out there and say that you should always dress for you, wearing something you feel truly comfortable in is a must. It is also a little kinder on the bank as you may be able to wear it again. I have put together a few do’s and don’ts when dressing for a wedding to help guide you…
- It’s not all about you. Don’t steal the show. Whilst I don’t believe it is actually possible to out dress the bride, remember the bride is the main focus of attention
- When in doubt overdress – a dress a little on the formal side will be forgiven over a casual pair of trousers or pair of jeans
- Pay attention to detail – avoid wearing the same colours as the bridal party
- Stay away from neon colours, white (a must) and whilst I don’t always agree with this last colour – black. The wedding photos last a lifetime and you don’t want to be the one who is picked out
- Don’t bare it all – weddings are a great opportunity to show off your best features, but you should just stick to one like legs, back or shoulders. To avoid revealing too much a backless dress is a sexy but elegant look
Do you have a go to style for a wedding or any tips we can add to the list?