- What is the dress code of the event? Most wedding invitations would have a note about the dress code. Is it formal? Black Tie? Black Tie Optional? Semi-Formal? Cocktail Attire? Picking something that fits the formality of event is really important. You don't want to show up in a floor length ballgown to a casual backyard wedding.
- Where is the event being held? Picking an outfit for a wedding on the beach would be very different than one that's being held at a museum.
- What season will the wedding be in? Choosing fabric that is in line with the season and temperature of the wedding is highly recommended. Chiffon, and other light fabric, works really well for springs and summer weddings while heavier fabric like tweed or leather would be more appropriate for winter months.
- Is there a specific color for the dress code? Some couples like the idea of having an all-white wedding, in which case, you should respect that and pick something in the white family! Otherwise, it is considered quite taboo to show up in a white dress to someone else's wedding.
Our friends at The Black Tux have put together a really helpful style guide to help you shop for the right attire for each wedding, and we're so happy to be able to share it here for our readers!