Once again time has run away from me and my usual Monday blogging spot has been replaced for Wednesday! This week I wanted to write about something that has been on my mind recently, what on earth do you wear as a guest to a wedding?! I’ve been to two weddings as a guest, I wore a little black dress to one, and a lacey grey number to the other. I was fairly young for both of these and don’t remember having particular issues finding something to wear! But now I feel a certain pressure to look perfect, pick the right dress and then accessorize it well! Is it Pinterest? Is it the detail that people plan their wedding in now? Or is it simple peer pressure? Whatever it is, finding the perfect outfit for a wedding has not been easy for me!
But I don’t think it should be like that, so I have comprised some guidelines to follow, and I’ll be showing you some of the dresses I picked out along the way to finding my outfit.
My situation goes like this;
My fiancé is going to be best man for his brother who is getting married this August! He has his suit and pretty much everything sorted for him so he doesn’t have to worry. Cue me worrying about what I am going to wear, how I am going to look and if we will get the dreaded ‘so when are you getting married’ question! (answer: once we have bought a house and then saved up more money!) I knew my brand colour (and favourite colour) was out of the question because that is their colour scheme, which allowed me to reject a lot of outfits straight away. I knew I wanted a dress and I wanted one which was knee length really – but I couldn’t find any! I was stuck in a panic of worrying what family would think of what I was wearing and if I would look ‘pretty’ enough, I wanted something extra special because I am family, but didn’t want to look like I was trying to outshine anyone! What a nightmare. I finally found some dresses I liked, after I stopped thinking ‘I can’t wear that,’ and started thinking, ‘I’ll try it anyway!’
Here are a few I liked:
As for the dress I chose, you will have to wait to see that!
Finally, a few tips to help you!
Don’t keep worrying about what everyone else will think, do what makes you happy!
Try something on even if you think you won’t like it – you might surprise yourself!
Don’t worry about being in style or on trend, wear what you like!
Don’t worry about outshining anyone, especially the bride, it won’t happen!
What would you wear to a wedding?