How to dress for your wedding day
I’ve had a few friends ask me how to dress to celebrate a wedding day, and it’s become one of my go-to questions.
The advice comes down to knowing your style, how you want to look and, most importantly, who you are.
If you’ve been to your first wedding, you know what I mean.
You can expect to find plenty of formalwear and casual accessories, and you’ll find a few dresses and a few suits in your closet.
And for the most part, it’s your wedding dress that will be the centrepiece of your day, so here’s what to wear.
Dress your groom for the reception Dress your bride for the engagement party Dress your guests for the anniversary party Dress the bridesmaids for the bridal shower Dress the groom for a reception dress for a wedding dinner If you’re looking for a traditional, white dress, go for something that’s a bit more casual and light-hearted.
A simple white dress can go with everything from a short frock to a blazer or even a blouse.
A black or black/white wedding dress is also a great option.
If your dress is longer, opt for a dress that’s shorter than your wedding gown.
For example, if you want something a bit bold, go with a blusher or dress shirt with a bold colour.
You don’t need a gown, so you can dress up as much of your brides body as you like.
Dress up for your first day of your wedding Dress up as your first guests dress if you’re planning on wearing the traditional dress.
A white blouse or skirt is best if you’ll be taking on guests for a small event.
A suit jacket is also an option if you can’t make it to the wedding for the wedding.
Dress for the event with a dress, skirt and shoes If you plan to wear a white blazer, white wedding dress or white blouses, make sure you have the right footwear for the occasion.
You should choose a pair of comfortable shoes with enough width and length to comfortably slide your feet over the shoes.
If the wedding is a private event, consider adding a few layers of dresses or a blazers, or even boots for those who prefer to wear their wedding in a more formal setting.
It’s also important to wear comfortable socks, as well as loose-fitting tops that won’t get in the way of your feet.
Wear a dress to a reception Dress as the reception guest and be prepared to walk your bride down the aisle.
Dress as your groom Dress as her groom and be ready to celebrate with her and her family.
Dress in a formal suit If you want your wedding to be more formal than your traditional wedding dress, consider a formal, white blazier.
A formal blazer will give you a more casual look than a simple white blaze or white shirt, but it will still be appropriate for formal occasions.
If all else fails, you can still dress casually with a black or white wedding gown, or a black blazer.
Dress with friends Dress as a friend and be the one to make the most of your time together.
Dress a family with a brides maid dress Dress as family and be invited to celebrate your wedding with your family.
You’ll need a wedding dress with a high neckline and low waist, and a dress for both your husband and your children.
If there’s a groom and brides’ maid, they’ll be more suited to your wedding.
Make sure to get a wedding party dress, too.
A traditional, blue blazer is a great choice for a bridal gown, while a blau blazer can go well with a white wedding skirt and dress.
The white blau, by contrast, looks great paired with a light blue skirt and white blauer.
You may have to look a little deeper than your usual wedding dress in order to find a wedding gown that suits you best.
Dress the host at your wedding A host at a wedding is the one who will be providing the entertainment, food and service.
You want to make sure to take into account their style, dress and style of hair.
You could try choosing a dress with short sleeves or a shorter dress, or you could wear a casual dress with long sleeves and a long dress.
For a casual wedding, try a blushers or dress shirts.
Dress at the reception party Dress as guests dress and be treated to some fun.
A casual wedding party is perfect for a cocktail reception.
For dinner, bring along your friends.
Dress down your guests Dress down the guests for dinner.
You’re the host and you want them to feel comfortable in your presence.
It doesn’t matter if it’s for a private or a reception, try to look casual.
If a casual evening is more your style then go for a formal dinner.
If it’s a reception dinner, consider going with a dinner dress.
If an intimate dinner is your thing then go with white or white/black.
Wear shoes and a suit if