wedding guest help

  1. Dear all,

    I am hoping someone can come up with some ideas.

    I am going to a wedding in the last weekend in September in San Fran and I have not a CLUE what to wear.
    I have never been to an American wedding before so dont know whats "normal"... (i moved here from England to be with hubby).

    I have asked the bride who said "just normal wedding attire, nice dress or something" which wasnt much of a help.

    Could anyway, pretty please give me some visuals or prehaps brand names? I need to get shopping and pulling an outfit together, its the first time I have met a lot of hubbys friends because we live on the East Coast,

    thanks in advance! xx
     
  2. I got this from an article I found:

    Think about where the wedding is set – if it's outdoors avoid anything that will get caught in the wind – you won't want a battle of wills between the wind and your modesty! Also, avoid high heeled shoes that will sink in the sand or in the grass.

    If it's in a hot location avoid the suit and go for a breezy dress to help you keep your cool. Indoors at the country club or fancy restaurant? Make your outfit slightly more tailored and dressy.






    Daytime Wedding
    for her
    a fun floral dress

    a skirt and a sweater set with slingback shoes. (H&M has some surprisingly affordable and stylish skirts right now that will work for a daytime wedding)

    a light colored suit – try to stay away from black, navy or anything that looks like you're going to the office.

    a beautiful hat that coordinates with your outfit.


    for him
    In the summertime, a light-colored suit, especially linen or seersucker.

    Winter weddings call for warmer clothing, including wool suits, a navy blazer with charcoal pants, and perhaps a sweater and tie underneath a blazer.

    A dress shirt, tie and dress pants is acceptable, but dress it up with a blazer if you can.

    If the invitation says formal, wear a dark suit. Tuxedoes are not appropriate before 6 pm.

    Evening Wedding
    for her
    dress as you would if you were going out to the theater or to dinner.

    a cocktail dress – nothing too sexy but something fun to dance in. Black is fine.

    a dressy suit or a cocktail suit

    wear darker colors and look for something sophisticated

    avoid beads or sequins unless the invitation specifically says black tie

    for him
    a dark suit is always appropriate

    If the invitation says casual or semi-formal, you can wear a blazer and slacks with a nice tie.


    Black-tie optional
    for her
    A cocktail dress, perhaps to the floor


    for him
    If you have a tuxedo, or just like wearing one, by all means do so

    Otherwise, wear a dark suit. Dress as formally as you can.


    Black tie
    for her
    a formal dress, usually to the floor

    bring out those beaded purses, fancy wraps and formal jewelry that's been waiting for an occasion such as this

    black tie weddings almost always involve dancing, so don't wear anything too constricting

    for him
    a tuxedo is the only appropriate thing to wear. If it says creative black tie, he should still wear a tuxedo, perhaps with a black shirt or collarless white shirt.


    DON'T WEAR:
    White. (This rule has relaxed some, and you can get away with wearing a printed dress with a white background and some cream colored clothing. Just be careful not to upstage the bride.)

    Black to a daytime wedding

    Jeans

    Anything too sexy or revealing

    Anything torn, with holes, stained, too big or too small for you!

    Anything sleeveless or strapless to a religious wedding. Bring a wrap to cover your shoulders.



    (http://weddings.about.com/cs/weddingguests/a/guestattire.htm)
     
  3. Wow that was so helpful for ppl that have been to american weddings too! thanks for posting!
     
  4. Hello, I just went to my friends wedding and I wore a little really plain black dress, I decided to use only a bracelet and earrings, no necklace, I tried to take pictures to post them here and it seems like everyone was too busy, I took a 100000 pictures but nobody took one of me, here are some I took in the bathroom.
     
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