expression-photography.co.uk-what-to-wear-to-a-wedding-the-dos-and-donts-for-the-wedding-guestAs a guest, choosing what to wear to a wedding can be a tricky task. Here’s how to avoid any fashion faux pas and rock the aisle in style…

Check your invitation

Has the bride specified a strict dress code for what to wear to the wedding? Will it be a black tie affair? Are there hats involved? Firstly, check your invitation. This will give you a good indication of where to start.

Don’t wear white

Female wedding guests should avoid wearing anything white or ivory – these shades are strictly reserved for the bride. Men should avoid wearing a morning suit, you don’t want to turn up looking like a member of the wedding party when you’re actually not.

Mum’s the word!

Try to find out what colour the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom are wearing and, as a guest, try to avoid these colours. It’s a big day for the mums as well and they want to stand out in the photos as much as the bride.

Don’t over or under – dress

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One thing is for sure, wearing jeans, T-shirt and trainers a la Kristen Stewart is a massive no no for anyone attending wedding. We know it’s going to be a long day and you can start to feel uncomfortable but it’s not all about you! This is the bride’s special day and this is a formal occasion, so you need to dress appropriately. Let the bride and groom know that you’ve made a special effort for their day. Don’t over dress with huge, eye-catching dsetails that will take the emphasis of the bride. Equally, don’t under dress and give the vicar an eye full! For the guys, a well-fitting suit, shirt and shiny shoes is all you need. During the day, make sure you wear a tie – this can be discarded in the evening once the party becomes more casual.

What are your tips for dressing the right way on the day? We would love to know!

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  1. I always like to check what colour scheme the happy couple are having and what colour the bridesmaids will be wearing and then try to avoid those colours. I once went to a wedding where about 4 women rocked up in red outfits only to find this was the chosen colour for the bridesmaids and venue and they really looked like part of the wedding party. The bride wasn’t to happy!

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