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The Do’s and Don’ts of a Wedding Outfit

The Important Extras! On May 24th, 2015 1898 0

There are few occasions that as are exciting as a wedding. On one hand, it’s usually a happy celebration for friends or family, that happens, hopefully, only once in their lifetime. On the other hand, you don’t really get to go to a lot of weddings, unless your work permits you to do so, or you make an effort to sneak into them. The magic really isn’t the same either way.

You should make the effort to look the part, so here are some basics to go by:
1. Do use a decent sized bag
Since we’ve established that a wedding that you are legitimately invited to is exciting, you will want to bring a camera. Capture yourself and the occasion on equal parts, if possible. Other than a camera, there are the other necessities, like make up for touch ups, your wallet, phone, etc. I don’t know a lot of wedding dresses that have pockets, but perhaps that’s for the best. Decent sized means large enough to not look bulging because of the content, but small enough that you won’t be mistaken for stealing some take away from the reception.
2. Don’t opt for a massive hat
People attend weddings to watch a loving couple say their vows and achieve their happy ever after- not to stare at the back of your hat. Aside from being downright obnoxious, it’s one thing to walk in heels, it’s another thing entirely to walk in heels under the sheer weight of an over-sized hat. Show concern for yourself and others, and please refrain from wearing headgear that will have you mistaken for sneaking in liquor, illegal substances or another person. When it’s your marriage, it’s your rules, so knock yourself out then.
3. Do wear comfy shoes
Weddings will have you sitting, standing, walking, and, in the case of receptions, mingling. You poor feet will be bearing the brunt of this effort the entire time, multiplied by the square root of the number of inches of your heels, divided by pi. Buy shoes that are comfortable, without exception. It took some time for me to find such shoes, since my feet are unusually wide. I made the effort to find wide fit shoes that still looked great, and my feet thanked me for it the day after.
4. Don’t look like a Disney princess (or the wedding cake)
Do make the effort to dress down as compared to the bride. You may be as glamorous as they come, but try to tone it down and give her the spotlight. Simplicity will never take away from beauty, so don’t worry that you will look less elegant just because you tossed the frills.
These are simply the basics, and there are a lot of ways to make sure that you both look great, and enjoy the wedding that you are attending. This is still a necessary base to build up from, so make sure to include this on your check list.


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