Wedding guest attire for 6x different wedding themes
Getting dressed for a wedding is no easy feat. Regardless of how many weddings you’ve been to, the dress code and formality will always be a little different, sending you straight back to square one and having to figure out the right look! Luckily, weddings these days have far fewer rules than they used to (bye-bye frou-frou bridesmaids dresses!) but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some key rules to abide by when it comes to wedding guest outfits. So, while there is more freedom when it comes to picking out your wedding guest attire, don’t even think about whipping out your favourite pair of jeans or that fabulous leather mini just yet! Nope, wedding guest attire is still all about sticking to the dress code and the proposed (ahem…) wedding theme. Have those gorgeous wedding invites been piling up, leaving you in despair and excitement in equal part at having to find the right wedding guest outfit for a themed wedding? Well, worry no more, because we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide to the dos & don’ts of wedding guest attire and put together a list of the most popular wedding themes of the year and exactly what to wear to nail the theme! So, let’s say ‘I Do’ to these perfect wedding guest outfits for themed weddings.
Wedding guest dress code dos & don'ts
When it comes to dressing for a wedding there are a few hard and fast rules that simply won’t ever change. The first being: never (and we mean, never!) wear white! It might go without saying, but it deserves repeating, because trying to steal the bride’s thunder by turning up at her wedding in white is sure to kill the friendship. And yes, an off-white or very pale yellow or pale blue, is still white. Next up: if there is a dress code, for the love of all things bridal, stick to the dress code! Of course, we’re fully aware of the full-blown panic attack an ambiguous dress code like ‘beach formal’, ‘semi-formal’ or ‘dressy-casual’ can induce, but when it comes to dressing for a wedding it’s best to stick to the age-old style adage: better to be overdressed than underdressed. In other words, leave the sneakers at home, because trust us, even with the word ‘casual’ included in the dress code, this is a wedding you’re going to…it’s really not going to be that casual. With those rules in mind it’s time to get to the fun part! Choosing the perfect wedding guest dress for a themed wedding.