At this time of wedding buzz, the most common fashion-oriented question is: “What’s appropriate to wear?” – a question that is becoming more and more relevant as fashion-tricky theme weddings are becoming so popular.
By Kornkanok Yongsakul
It’s summer time, everything is so delightfully blooming – and not just the flowers. So it is not surprising that many couples choose to marry in this cheerfully romantic season. Hearing the wedding bells or receiving a beautiful wedding invitation just makes the lovely season more perfect.
At this time of wedding buzz, the most common fashion-oriented question is: “What’s appropriate to wear?” And the question is becoming more and more relevant as fashion-tricky theme weddings are becoming so popular.
It could be a beach, a gala, or a vintage themed wedding. But as a rule, the theme is just a subtle tone in your attire. The happy couple doesn’t want you to show up in a period movie costume; they want the apparels of their guests to discreetly reflect their chosen theme, so that their special day will have a matching special character.
There are many types of weddings; they depend on tradition and family rules. But here are some of the most common ones, and the basic ideas of what you should wear to them:
Traditionally, an engagement party is thrown by the bride’s parents to announce the exciting news to their nearest and dearest. It is an opportunity for the two families to meet and begin building a beautiful and a lasting relationship.
Black-tie wedding is the ultimate formal occasion. It’s simply impossible to be overdressed for this exclusive event. All those gems sparkling in the candlelight, flowers blossoming, wedding cakes, champagne; this is the time to dress up.
But again, don’t go overboard. You don’t want to look like Marilyn Monroe or another bombshell crashing into other people’s wedding. This is why colors are so important, so you can tone your elaborate dress down in darker shades of jade green, magenta blue, mauve, or aubergine purple — but never in symbolical black or white.
Reminder for some delicate fragile fabric such as pure silk and silk chiffon: these should not be in contact with hardware jewelry because they tangle and ruin your beautiful dress.