Learn The Do’s And Don’ts Of Selecting The Perfect Wedding Outfit As A Guest With These Five Tips

Wedding guest outfit rules
Wedding Guest Outfit Rules

As a guest at a wedding, there are spoken and unspoken rules you are expected to follow so that the bride and groom can have a memorable day. Knowing these rules will ensure that you are the perfect wedding guest without unknowingly offending the bride, the groom, or other guests at the wedding.

Knowing what is appropriate to wear to a wedding ceremony is the first rule for getting your wedding guest duties right. Ignorance is never an excuse when it comes to your fashion choices for a nuptial event.

Unless of course, you want to be the guest whom every other guest points at while whispering, check out our wedding guest outfit rules dos, and don’ts.

1. Don’t wear white to a wedding

Wedding Guest Outfit Rules

Now this is almost a universal rule; never wear white to a wedding unless the bride says otherwise. It is considered rude to wear white to a wedding because it translates to you trying to take the shine from the bride.

Do wear prints

A wedding is a fantastic opportunity to break out your colourful outfits. This is probably one of the reasons why Africans wear their Ankara fabrics and lace to such ceremonies. Wearing prints as a guest adds a vibrant quality to the whole atmosphere of the event as well.

2. Don’t wear head-to-toe black

Never ever wear a complete head-to-toe black ensemble to a wedding except you want to be seen as an harbinger of doom (we bet they won’t even let you stay for the ceremony). Black is never a good idea for a wedding because of obvious funeral-related reasons

Do wear your black outfit with other colours

A black outfit is not totally written off at weddings, you just have to wear it right.  Pair your black with other bright colours and you will never be at risk of being the guest everyone stares at in horror.

3. Don’t wear outfits that show too much flesh

Wedding Guest Outfit Rules

The attention should be on the bride and the groom, it’s their big day after all. When a guest shows up at a wedding ceremony wearing an outfit that shows too much flesh they are practically saying ‘Look at me instead’ and that definitely doesn’t show support for the couple getting married.

Do keep it classy

It’s possible to look sexy at a wedding ceremony without overdoing it. Go for classy and fitting pieces that will play up your skin tone and figure.

4. Don’t be a slave to heels

We know you want to make an impression at that wedding ceremony but you don’t have to do it at the expense of your comfort. Wearing heels for too long will eventually cause you pain and you can’t enjoy the ceremony when you are in pain.

Do wear a simple flat

Weddings involve a lot of standing, walking and dancing, so if the heels won’t tide you over till the end of the event, a simple flat will work perfectly well too. Just make sure they look good with your outfit.

5. Don’t wear over-dramatic outfits

It’s a wedding, not a fashion show. You shouldn’t wear over-dramatic outfits for the same reasons why you shouldn’t show too much flesh; it takes the attention away from the bride and groom and puts it on you.

Do wear simple outfits

You don’t necessarily have to break the bank or get a new outfit to attend a wedding. Styling your regular outfits properly can stand you out in its own way too.

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