It’s always a challenge to pick something to wear when it’s time to attend a friend’s wedding. After all, it’s so important that you don’t outshine the bride, but you want to look stylish at the same time. However, before you go to the shops to find that important ensemble, there are a few things you want to check. After all, you don’t want to end up regretting your outfit choice for your friend’s big day. Therefore, here are some important things to check before you choose your outfit for your friend’s wedding.
What’s your date wearing?
One thing you should do before you head out to the stores is check what your plus one is wearing. After all, you don’t want to clash with them when you are out at the wedding. And it can look stylish if the pair of you are matching. Therefore, talk to your date about what they are planning to wear for the big event. It might be that you both decide on a particular color you like. And then you can pick that color for your outfit, and then your date can wear that color for his tie and cufflinks. Also, wearing a similar color will show to the other guests that you are an item.
Is there a specific dress code?
You don’t want to rush the shops to buy something to wear just to find out later that it won’t fit that specific theme. After all, not all weddings are formal these days. In fact, a lot of couples opt for a more dressy casual attire for their wedding day. Therefore, your princess gown might not be suitable for their wedding! Therefore, check the invite to see if there is a specific dress code. And if there isn’t, you could ask the bride or groom who will clarify the dress code. At least by checking, you will be more confident to make a purchase. And you won’t have to rush around last minute to find an alternate outfit to wear for your friend’s big day!
What’s the weather meant to be like?
It’s also a good idea to see what the weather will be like on the big day before you head out the shops to find an outfit. After all, if it’s going to be sunny, you will want to wear something sleeveless with sandals to match. That way, you won’t be left too hot on the wedding day. And if the weather reports stay rain or even snow, you need to be dressed appropriately. After all, you don’t want to end up freezing half way through the day as you have no cover-up. You can read up some ideas on my previous blog of party outfits which would be perfect for a winter wedding. And remember to always take backup options in the boot of your car, so if you do need to put on an additional layer, you have the option to do so during the reception!
Will it be suitable for the day’s events?
It’s also vital that you choose something that is going to be appropriate for the wedding day. For example, if they have the wedding on a beach, those high heels might not be suitable! And if you are going to a church wedding, you need to make sure your arms are covered. Otherwise, you might not be let inside the church. Therefore, check the ceremony and the reception before you fork out a fortune on a new outfit. You don’t want to stand out like a sore thumb in an outfit which is not suitable for the day’s events. Therefore, think about the day before you go to the shop and buy an outfit.
How unique is the outfit?
There is nothing more embarrassing than turning up to a wedding in an outfit that another guest is wearing. In fact, you will have to awkwardly avoid the other guest so that you aren’t seen together. To ensure this doesn’t happen, you should be wary about where you buy the outfit from. If you go to a shop which is known for its formal wear, you might be at risk of buying the same outfit as another guest. Therefore, you might want to consider looking online or visiting an independent store to find a unique outfit for the big day. That way, you don’t have to worry about the possibility of an embarrassing situation!
And make sure you are wary about how much you spend before buying an outfit for the wedding. If the big day got delayed or canceled, you could have an outfit you will never wear again! Therefore, choose something versatile that you will wear on other days aside from the wedding!