As a wedding photographer by profession, I see a lot of well dressed wedding guests and a lot not so well dressed wedding guests. I want to lay out a few simple guidelines I think help you look your best on someone else’s special day.
1) DO NOT WEAR WHITE> Don’t think about white, cream, beige, egg shell, off white, or anything else in the white family! Especially if it involves lace. Sometimes it is excusable if used in color blocking or if your dress is mainly another color…BUT really why the hell are you making excuses to wear white to a wedding? Just wear something else. If in question… just please don’t wear it.
2)When in doubt over dress. You can never look to nice for such a special occasion. If anything it will read that you really care. Under dressing looks like attending the wedding was a pain for you and in that case… just don’t go.
3)Take chances! Weddings are the perfect time to try out that vintage dress you never have the nerve to wear or guys who never wear a bow tie, now is your time! Since the majority of the focus is on the couple you can easily pull off a daring look with out feeling ridiculous!
I am not one for rules in style but wearing white to someones wedding is just plain rude. Do me a personal favor… don’t do it.
Here are some guest from this past weekends wedding who hit the nail on the head!
Tara is wearing>>> A vintage dress, J.Crew jewelry and clutch, vintage engagement ring and Talbots heels.
Chase is wearing>>> Suit from Zara, H&M bow tie, shoes from Aldo and a Fossil watch.
Jeremy is wearing >>> Shoes by Cole Hann, Calvin Klein blazer, and shirt, pants, tie and watch are all from J.Crew.
Corey is wearing >> Suit is Prince of Wales from J.Crew, Danner boots (AMAZING), and his grandfathers watch.
So don’ be afraid to take chances and be the best dressed at a wedding but let the bride be the only one in white!