What to Wear to a Fall Wedding
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You receive something special in the mail.
It’s beautifully designed and made from a not inexpensive material.
There’s only one of two things it could be; either someone has sunk a lot of money into their new advertising campaign⸺in which case it’s going straight in the trash⸺or, you’ve just received a wedding invitation.
You begin to read it - how lovely - You can't wait to give them your RSVP.
Wait a minute!
You read the invitation again. Back-to-front. Side-to-side. Top-to-bottom. But it’s not there.
WHAT ABOUT THE FREAKIN’ DRESS CODE?!
Why it’s So Hard to Dress for a Wedding
There are few occasions more panic-inducing than a wedding when it comes to deciding what to wear.
Sure, the bride has it easy. Something old, something new… yadda, yadda, yadda.
But what about the guests?!
I don’t think I’m alone here when I say I withhold my right to RSVP if your invitation skimps on the details.
There are just so many unknowns when it comes to weddings, especially if you haven’t been to many. But on the flipside, if you’ve been to a lot of weddings, the dress code can vary wildly.
Is it black-tie? White-tie? No tie? Day? Evening? Beach? Traditional?
It’s a little confusing, no?
The problem is that the traditional wedding is slowly becoming a thing of the past. As Cosmo noted, that means there is a lot of free reign when it comes to choosing an outfit.
This is both good and bad. While you can be a little more creative with your attire, there is still some general etiquette that needs to be followed when it comes to dressing for a wedding.
And let’s be honest, the thing we're most afraid of is turning up in a stunning outfit that takes a little shine off the bride.
Hun, there’s a time and place to show off your outfits. This ain’t it.
Let’s not even mention the potential nightmare scenario where you may have underdressed. Yikes!
How to Dress for a Fall Wedding
Fall weather can make it hard to dress for a wedding since the weather can be a little unpredictable at times. Be prepared to layer up.
This is the perfect time to break out your favorite LBD with some suede heels. And since fall tones are quite muted, I would add a subtle pop of color to your look. Maybe some bright red lipstick or a statement necklace.
Choose a dress that will keep you comfortable in any unexpected heat. You can always throw on a sweater when things start to cool down again.
Here are a few options for you can try.