An awesome reader of mine sent me this email the other day:
I’m going to a wedding! It’s in California! It’s in 14 days and I have no idea what to wear. It’s at 4:30pm [church service] and then the wedding reception is after! I don’t know what to wear… It’s like smack in the middle of the afternoon. The bride says the dress code is formal but it’s California so I don’t know how much room there is for that. I was thinking of a Lilly dress BUT it’s a sundress and I need a dress that will also fit for the evening since the reception is at night. Can you help?!
Oh man – sometimes we totally overthink or stress out about what to wear as a guest to a wedding. Because you never want to be the girl that is TOO dressy and you never want to be the girl that is way UNDER dressed. So, how do you find the perfect balance?
Now, all the above tips are really meant for the wedding where you’re just “not sure” what the attire is or what to wear. If you KNOW it’s a trendy wedding, then go all out. If you KNOW it’s a casual wedding, then have fun! If you’re just NOT SURE what to wear that will transition well from ceremony to reception, stick with the classics – you can’t go wrong.
This reader was looking to spend $150-$175 on the dress for the wedding. I found some awesome options that would be great for ANY wedding (and really any time… because some of these dresses are so darn cute).
I have three categories: SAVE ($75 or less), SPEND ($75-$149), or SPLURGE ($150 or more). Links to where you can buy / look at each dress below the images.
So which one is YOUR favorite? What are your keys to being a well-dressed wedding guest?