what to wear to a formal wedding: advice for guys and girls

7 July 2016

If you have been invited to a wedding which has a formal dress code, you can be sure to have to spend some time putting together the perfect outfit. Whether you’re male or female, making sure that you get the right outfit for a formal wedding is hugely important to not only make sure that you look your best and adhere to the dress code, but also that you’re not upstaging the bride or groom on their big day. For this reason, there are a number of rules to stick to when you’re choosing what to wear to a wedding which is a formal affair.

for guys – do’s and don’ts
If you’re a guy who has been invited to a formal wedding, you will almost certainly be expected to wear a formal, tailored suit. If you are on a budget then you may want to consider renting a suit, however it could be a better option to invest in a fitted suit of your own from a store such as www.formaltailor.com as rental suits can often be poorly fitted and look shapeless and bad quality as a result. Not only that, but investing in your own tailored suit that’s high quality means that you have a formal outfit which you can use time and time again for any other formal events which you may be invited to. Pair your suit with a smart silk tie or even a bow tie – but, be careful not to upstage the groom!

for girls – do’s and don’ts

If you are a girl who’s been invited to a formal wedding, putting together the perfect outfit can be a bit of a challenge. You want to look your absolute best for the occasion, but there’s no way on earth that you want to upstage the bride, or be mistaken for a bridesmaid! When selecting a dress, choosing a mid-length, formal dress is often the best option – anything shorter may not be appropriate and a floor-length gown may be too much. Keeping the dress simple and pairing with gorgeous accessories and a hat or fascinator is definitely a very stylish formal look. Don’t forget the basic rules of dressing for a traditional, formal wedding – never wear black, and definitely, definitely don’t wear white!

dress with confidence
Don’t forget that when attending a formal wedding or any other formal event for that matter, the best thing that you can accessorise with is your confidence! Although you may not want to upstage the bride or groom, there’s definitely no reason why you can’t be yourself and let your confidence shine through as you look your best whilst celebrating your friend or relative’s special day. Dressing successfully for a formal wedding really can be a balancing act, and when you get it right, you’ll be brimming with confidence.

Choosing an outfit for a formal wedding that makes you look great but doesn’t take attention off the happy couple can be tricky, so make sure that you follow all the guidelines!

♥ abby