What to Wear For All Your Wedding Festivities
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By Alexandria Perkins
Alexandria is a Community Manager from New York. She loves to shop and test out new food places in the city. When she’s not working, you can find her relaxing with her friends and family.
With wedding season right around the corner, it’s time to step into your closet or head online to your favorite e-commerce stores to find the perfect outfit. You might think that once you find one outfit, you’re done, but there are actually a few events that you have to prepare for, since wedding celebrations usually range from the engagement party to the actual ceremony and many smaller but no less important events in between. Whether you’re the happy couple or a guest, you’ll have to plan your attire for all of these events, all while sticking to the dress code and looking photo-ready.
The Engagement Party
Whether you’re a couple that hosts an engagement celebration right after you “pop the question,” or you’re one that gets a party thrown in your honor, you have to make sure you’re dressed appropriately for the occasion! You’ll look back at all the pictures that your friends and family will take, so be sure to put some thought into your outfit. For men, a fitted-dress shirt and a nice pair of jeans or chinos usually works well, while, depending on the weather, women can try a shift dress or a flowy top paired with crisp white jeans for a put-together look.
The Bridal Shower
This type of event can be casual or semi-formal depending on the venue, season and time of day. If you’re the person who is hosting the shower, be sure to communicate the dress code on the invitations! Get creative with your outfit. Test out a pair of gingham print pants, such as these ones here, with a nice sleeveless blouse for a classy look. Or, consider an off-the-shoulder dress with bold jewelry to make a statement.
The Rehearsal Dinner
Rehearsal dinners can vary from couple to couple, but one thing to keep in mind is that they typically fall into the semi-formal category. For the groom-to-be, elevate the typical dress shirt and khaki pants look with a solid color blazer. For the bride-to-be, kick off your wedding weekend with an all-white outfit (you shouldn’t have to wait another day to wear white)! Try either a jumpsuit or a flowy maxi dress to wear to your rehearsal dinner. Added bonus – this will also look flawless in pictures!
The Wedding Day
The venue and wedding invitations can be a huge indicator when determining your wedding attire. While weddings can vary from casual, to semi-formal to black-tie, always be prepared to look your best. A sharp-looking tuxedo looks great on all body types. So for the male guest attending a formal wedding, look into renting or buying formal wear. As for the ladies, a floor length dress is your best option when attending a black-tie event and will look timeless in all the wedding photos.