If you’ve recently been invited to a wedding and you’ve never been to one before, you’re probably feeling excited – and also maybe frantic at the idea of what you’re supposed to wear. Everyone knows that wedding guest attire comes with its own set of rules, and following them can be a little intimidating if you’ve never been to one before. I remember that when I was invited to my first wedding as a young adult, I felt really nervous about picking the right dress. Hey, even if you’ve gone to a bunch of weddings, you might still feel unsure about what to wear sometimes!
It doesn’t help that wedding rules seem to be changing so much. A lot of traditional practices and rules are no longer followed, and happy couples are doing more of what they want rather than what society accepts. Some brides aren’t wearing white dresses, some couples aren’t using typical venues, sometimes there are themes. The change is great – weddings should be fun for everyone, not a strict ceremony full of limitations! – but it can also make you feel even more confused about what you can and can’t wear as a guest.
So, let’s make things easier and go over the rules. Because, sorry, there are still some rules wedding guests should follow when it comes to clothing. This is still a special occasion, not just a night out with friends or family, so you still need to dress ~appropriately.~ Here area some fashion rules you definitely need to follow when figuring out what to wear to a wedding: