I am so excited about today’s post mainly because I’m wearing Lauren James AND I’m dishing on appropriate wedding guest attire! (Lauren James has the BEST special occasion dresses. They are so classic, yet trendy!) With wedding season almost in full swing, I wanted to share some helpful tips on being a respectful attendee. If yall have been here since the beginning, you might remember that my very first blog post was on this exact topic in 2016! (Almost two years ago, crazy right?!) It’s always fun to reflect on how far you’ve come, so don’t laugh too hard 😉 As far as fashion goes, I LOVE breaking the rules and experimenting with daring trends. BUT, I am a stickler when it comes to guest dress code! I think this day should be all about the bride and groom, not the person who showed up in a white dress or revealing outfit. Below are 5 tips I always follow when dressing for a wedding!
1: Do NOT Wear White
Let me say it louder for the people in the back, do NOT wear white. This is the most obvious rule in the history of weddings, yet people STILL break it! Although I’m not getting married for a while, I have actually considered adding “Do not wear ANY form of white” to my invitations! Lol.
2: Turn Your Phone Off
This isn’t exactly a dress code rule, but more about proper etiquette. Nothing is worse than someone’s phone ringing in the middle of a ceremony. The bride also didn’t pay thousands of dollars for your iPhone camera, so don’t interfere with the professional photographer she hired! There’s an entire reception for photos and Snapchats! 🙂
3: Wear Appropriate Clothing
You might not be wearing white, but people will still notice if your dress is too short or too low! I’m all for an outfit you feel confident in, but remember there’s a fine line between sexy and slutty. If you’re second guessing it, then just play it safe and wearing something else!
4: Leave the Tall Heels At Home
I love high heels because I am really short, but weddings are not the place to wear shoes you can barely walk in, especially if there’s dancing involved! You also shouldn’t wear new shoes that you *think* are comfortable! Break them in or choose a pair you know will be comfy and cute! PS: I wore the heels above to a wedding this weekend, and they were perfect! Never hurt my feet or rubbed blisters. Praise!
5: Follow the Dress Code on the Invitation
My last tip might be the most important! Before you ever decide what outfit to wear, check the invitation for guidance. Normally, it will say “formal” or “semi-formal” and some brides might even ask you to dress “black tie” appropriate! Whatever it may be, remember that this is someone’s special day and it’s important to be respectful of their choices! 🙂
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