So many times we talk about what guests should consider wearing to weddings: the pretty dresses, the perfect shoes, a suit that fits oh so good, but we are almost doing you dirty if we don’t talk about what you should NOT be wearing. Can we get an “AMEN” from all the brides who were mortified by some of their guest outfit choices?
When a wedding is approaching, often, guests have a moment where they think to themselves, ”What the hell am I going to wear to this wedding?” It’s true, you’ve at least done it one time in your wedding attending life. But! Have you ever thought, “what am I NOT going to wear to this wedding?” 🤔. If not, you should. Seriously. And if picking out an outfit comes too casual for you, it’s probably because YOUR OUTFIT IS TOO CASUAL!!!! Read that again if you have to.
C’mon people, let’s be real. If what you are wearing to someone else’s wedding is something in your everyday wardrobe, please reconsider. Better yet, reevaluate your position as this person’s friend or family member. Yes, we said it. Now, we don’t want to come off harsh, but someone has to tell you to get it together. Who is a better friend? The one who tells you about yourself or the one who lets you be reckless? Exactly! If your spouse or best friend isn’t helping you out, then you better believe we will!
That all being said, we are going to list out the major NO’s of wedding guest attire so you’re aware and can’t say, “Well, I didn’t know!” 😒. Ready …. here we go!!
RULE #1 White. Don’t wear white. Of any shade. What. So. Ever (unless you are advised to do so). That includes, off white, eggshell, sand, candlelight, ivory, sequin GOLD OR SILVER, light grey. NONE OF IT IS ACCEPTABLE. If you have a question, just don’t wear it. You’re not the bride. Tell yourself that or have someone check you.
RULE #2 Do not wear sandals. Sandals, including but not limited to flip flops, Birkenstock’s, slides or any other velcro strap, Jesus versions. Ladies, anything that does not have a tiny bit of a heel doesn’t fit the occasion–fancy yourself, you deserve it and so do your feet!
Rule # 3Denim/Jeans. OF ANY SORT. Leave them at home for errands to run.
RULE #4 No Sweats. Sweatpants, Track Suits, Sweatshirts, Leggings, Athletic Wear in general (this includes sneakers too). If it looks like your going to be heading to the gym, you better have a membership cause you’re not entering into one of our weddings!
RULE #5 Shorts. Guys is it really too hard to cover up the bottom half of the leg and put some slacks on? We don’t think so. Get the pants. Put them on. And wear them at the wedding. Refer to rule no. 3 and 4 for pant options.
So, we hope we weren’t too harsh on you but these are just a FEW things we want to make sure you do not wear to a wedding. If you were to go to your own wedding, would you wear what you have on? Unless you’re reading this at a wedding and in compliance with all five of our rules, chances are the answer is no. Do yourself a favor, do your bride and groom a favor, and finally, please do us a favor. Make sure you look good. Everyone will be happy when you’re looking your best!!!