Now, this may not be a post for the bride herself, but even if you are the bride, there will be plenty of friends and family who will want to know what they should be wearing, especially if you aren’t having a traditional wedding. For example, if you are having a beach wedding, or a more casual wedding, guests may be confused about how formally they should be dressed.
The Formal Wedding
If you are having a traditional wedding, then guests should dress accordingly. For example, the men will want to wear a suit with tie or bow tie, and the women should bring their best formal dresses out to play. Most female guests will have evening dresses in their wardrobe that they can use, or alternatively they can buy them from places like formaldresseshq.com.au or eveningdresseshq.com.au. The length of the dress will normally depend on personal preference, and also weather conditions.
The Informal Wedding
If you’re having an informal or casual wedding, then guests can dress to suit. However, this is still a very special occasion, so while the men may not be in bow ties, they should still dress appropriately, with a suit and tie, or perhaps a blazer and open necked nice shirt. Female guests can also dress down a bit, but can still look fantastic in nice elegant maxi dresses instead of fully formal dresses.
While often it is the bride that will choose what bridesmaid dresses will be worn on the day, it’s also not uncommon for the bride to give her bridesmaids “guidelines” (eg. colour, length) and then allow the bridesmaids to go and purchase their own dresses according to their budget. If you choose to go down this path, you need to make sure that you give strict guidelines about the style, length and colour, so that the bridesmaids still match well. OF course, with all of the above ideas, you should also top them off with a suitable fascinator as well.