Style Guides

What to Wear to a Wedding

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We all know that when you are the bride, months of planning will go into your wardrobe from your hair accessories down to your shoes!  But, what about the wedding guests? It is also a big event for them, and they want to be looking their best, yet be comfortable all day long. In our wedding series, we’ve talked about many different wedding styles including classic, outdoor, grecian, and many more. When preparing your own personal wardrobe as a wedding guest, it will be important to know the wedding venue in order for you to fit in and feel comfortable.

Cynthia Nellis from has come up with these great lists for him and her to use as guidelines, depending on your wedding venue:

What to Wear: Wedding for Her

– Informal Daytime: Short dress or suit
– Informal Evening: Cocktail dress
– Semi-Formal Daytime: Short dress or suit
– Semi-Formal Evening: Cocktail dress
– Formal Daytime: Short dress or suite. Hats and gloves optional.
– Formal Evening or Black-Tie: Long or dressy short cocktail (beading, glam accessories and wrap)
– Ultra-formal or White Tie: Long gown , extra glitz (furs, diamonds, etc.)

Nina Granite $89.95
Nina Granite $89.95

 What to Wear: Wedding for Him

– Informal Daytime: Dress shirt and pants, preferably a sports jacket.
– Informal Evening: Suit
– Semi-Formal Daytime: Suit
– Semi-Formal Evening: Dark suit
– Formal Daytime: Dark suit and tie
– Formal Evening: Tuxedo (if invitation states “black tie”) or dark suit if women wear short dresses
-Ultra-formal Evening or White Tie: White tie, vest and shirt

Steve Madden Kyng $59.95
Steve Madden Kyng $59.95