Cracking the Wedding Dress-Code
Trying to decipher the dress codes from wedding invitations can be a nightmare! Although it doesn’t seem like rocket science, the majority of the wedding goers are confused with what to wear. Not to worry! With a few guidelines in the right direction, wedding fashion disasters can be avoided altogether.
First and foremost, the wedding invitation itself will give you ample clues for decoding this puzzle. Pay attention to details such as the time of the wedding, the venue the event will take place and what the invitation looks like. A cute sundress might not be a great idea for a formal wedding invitation but might work for a colorful handwritten save-the-date.
Day or evening weddings dictate quite different dress codes regardless of if it’s a formal or an informal wedding. If the wedding takes place in a church, a modest dress code is essential. If there is a distinct color theme running through the invitation, it’s wise to avoid the color altogether. You don’t want to be mistaken for one of the bridesmaids.
When in doubt, just ask. It’s too risky to try to channel your inner sixth sense and read the bride and groom’s mind through an invitation card. Trust me; they will be happy to tell you what to wear when given the chance!
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