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Attire Advice for Wedding Guests

November 19, 2016

Planning what to wear to a wedding can be particularly stressful. No one wants to be the one to show up completely underdressed. Other than the obvious “don’t wear white rule”, there are other issues to contend with as well. Men struggle with knowing if they should get a tux or not, while women struggle with length, flashiness and classiness.

From a casual wedding to a white tie wedding, Sweet Blossom Weddings has you covered with advice on what you should be wearing! Thankfully, The Black Tux, created a wedding guest style guide, that helped us create visuals to show you what sort of outfits would go best with type of wedding you will be attending! Check out the Wedding Style Guide by clicking this link, tbs-wedding-guide. The Black Tux truly makes renting a tux for a wedding a breeze. You pick a style, put in your measurements and they ship you the tux and you return it when you are done, the shipping is free! Although we have not found a magical website, like The Black Tux, for women’s wedding day attire, Sweet Blossom Weddings picked out cute dresses from Nordstrom  to give ideas on what the basis of your attire should be!

Casual, but not too casual

For her: Summer sundress, or a skirt or pants with a nice blouse; everyday, natural makeup and hair

For him: Dress pants with a button down shirt

Dress: Billabong $48

Semiformal/ Dressy Casual, think “night on the town”

For her: Cocktail dress or a dressy skirt and top

For him: Suit and tie, dark for evening or light for a daytime event

Dress: Vince Camuto $88 Suit: The Black Tux $120

Beach Formal, breezy, comfortable and wedding appropriate

For her: Formal summer sundress (knee length acceptable), with flat sandals; natural every day hair and makeup

For him: Summer suit and linen shirt (tie not required), linen pants or khakis

Dress: LULUs $84 Suit: Ralph Lauren $149

Black Tie, basic formal

For her: Long dress, or formal cocktail-length dress in a dark, neutral tone

For him: Tuxedo or a formal suit and tie

Dress: Misguided $60 Suit: The Black Tux $120

White Tie, the ultimate type of formal

For her: Full-length ball gown; glamorous makeup and dramatic jewelery

For him: Tuxedo, long black jacket with tails, a white pique vest, bow tie, and formal shoes

Dress: Lulus $78 Suit: The Black Tux $130

Always remember, it is better to be overdressed than underdressed, and to dress classier to a wedding instead of flashier. We hope this helped give you ideas on what to wear to your next wedding!


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