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Monday, 21 July 2014

What to NOT Wear to a Wedding (The Bride will never Forgive You)

Recently, I've been watching quite a lot of dramas, and believe me, most of them had at least one wedding scene! These days I pay more attention to wedding scenes to observe what the actors wear. Since high school ended, me and my friends keep signing each others' yearbooks, jokingly promising we'll become each others' bridesmaids or that we'll race to see who'll be the first to send out those wedding invitations. I'm not in a hurry, but I thought it'd be a nice and helpful post to give out some hints for attire on a wedding day of a friend's or closed one's!

Bridesmaids usually have matching dresses (or similar dresses) while guests usually have their own option of how they wish to dress. So, assuming you will be attending as a gust, here's a small tip from watching some wedding scenes: don't wear black- it may be interpreted as a bad omen; don't wear white either- too bright; dark coloured; or any bold dress that will outshine the bride on her big day!Light coloured dresses such as tan and beige are great choices for attending a wedding! Of course, these aren't actually laws fixed by the government, but it's a good head's up for future reference! 


And with that, I'd like to introduce www.victoriasdress.co.uk, a company that specializes in selling dresses of all sorts- prom dresses, evening dresses, formal dresses, cocktail dresses, bridesmaid dresses, wedding dresses... you name it. Here are my top 4 picks for dresses to wear to a wedding from their wide variety of dresses:

                                      
                                         
I'd more likely prefer to wear a short dress to a wedding. I have never been a big fan of long dresses until I started searching for them for my graduation banquet. For some reason, I used to think short dresses were "short and sweet" while long ones just drag all the way down to the floor and didn't look as attractive. Now, I can easily start gawking over the beauty of long dresses. However, wearing short dresses helps me be certain I won't be tripping over my own dress, learning from my experience of my banquet dinner that happened during the end of May (you won't be able to guess the number of times I had stepped on my dress). But otherwise, long dresses most certainly have their own beauty!  I'd definitely wear one of these two long dresses to a wedding:
                    
                                    

I tend to lean towards dresses that are simple with some small details; don't forget to accessorize if you feel your dress doesn't have some blingy shine to it! 

Any thoughts about my above suggested dresses? & any ideas about what to wear or what not to wear to a wedding?



Thanks for reading and enjoy your day! 



*FTC Disclaimer: Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.

22 comments:

  1. Ooh these dresses are all so gorgeous!! I guess my only thing about wedding guest attire is not to wear white (of course) and wear appropriate shoes - I went to a beach wedding in heels and that was just not a fun time :[

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  2. Hi Nikki!
    First of all, thank you so much for your latest comment! As usual, I ALWAYS love hearing your opinion and sweet words. It's funny, I was just up in Canada and I was telling my family how this one girl (you) is from there and how she is just the sweetest person ever!

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  3. I love the look of long dresses, but I'm always concerned that they'd be *too* dressy for a wedding. Especially if the bridesmaids are wearing short dresses.

    Sincerely,

    Sabrina

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  4. (Sorry my Disqus thing always acts up before I can finish commenting but...) I think people in Canada are just the coolest!:) Anyway, about your post now. I think that it is so great that you have such close friends to be able to say let's be bridesmaids! Right now in my life, I have a few close friends who I would consider. My best friend Meg, definitely! I'm hoping to meet some lovely ladies in college to fill up some other spaces heheh. But I definitely agree that it's best not to wear black or white to a wedding. Black can be too formal/sad for a wedding! I think of weddings as a great, happy occasion and wearing black would put a downer on things. And no one can ever wear white because that would kind of try to out-shine the bride! Personally, I always liked the idea of picking a specific shade for the bridesmaids and then having them to pick out a dress from that. That way, they can have their own unique dress. But at the same time, I love the idea of the uniform dress for all! It's a good thing I'm not getting married soon because the decisions would be too much for me. For now, I'll just keep pinning ideas to my wedding Pinterest page and dream about my wedding day!;) PS-I also love Victoria's Dress! I've never ordered anything from there but many bloggers recommend it so I've taken my peek. Sometimes, I wish that there were more opportunities to wear pretty dresses other than school dances.

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  5. (Still not done...) Here's to having lovely ways and perfect days,
    Olivia

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  6. Fab post! I've also posted on Victoria's Dress. They have dresses that can be worn on other occasions, whats great. I prefer long dresses to short ones.

    Jasmine x

    For a Real Woman

    So easy Spanish!

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  7. These dresses are so pretty! Having attended several weddings and had one of my own, my only rule is do not wear white to a wedding unless the invitation says so! All other colors are ok. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. Oehh I really like the right below lila strapless dress c:
    Great inspirations! Xx

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  9. definitely no white! others depend on the dress code of each wedding. good tips!


    http://heyprettything.com

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  10. Great post! I think wearing only shorter dresses are appropriate for weddings as the bride should always be in the long gown. That is just me though... Hope you have a great week!

    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  11. Hahaha, I've never been to a beach wedding yet, though I've been to one near one in Hawaii! That sounds cool, so I'm guessing sandals/flip flops may be more appropriate to a beach wedding?!

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  12. Hahaha, this just made my day!! I don't want to think TOO far into life sometimes, but when you know a few awesome close friends, you can't help but give them an important job in your life!! :P Ah, I wish there were more events to wear pretty dresses, too!! I have so many formal dresses and I don't have enough events to wear them to!!

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  13. Haha, back at you, girl!! <3

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  14. That's true, too! Thanks for the comment, Sabrina!

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  15. Thanks for the comment!! They do have dresses for other events too :)

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  16. Aren't they? Definitely avoid white!! :) Thanks for the comment!

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  17. Haha, thank you!!

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  18. Thank you, Carolyn! :)

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  19. That's true :) thanks Pip, have a great week!

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  20. Great review! I like the blue short dress, it's really cute!
    xoxo

    beblondie.blogspot.com

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  21. great advice! :)

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  22. love all these dresses! great advice! i wish i were going to a wedding now so i could get dressed up :P

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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