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etiquette / article Oct 23 2014

Wedding Party Attire


I love a good fashion dilemma, especially when it comes from a bride or groom-to-be. As you navigate what will likely be one of the biggest days of your life, the last thing you want to stress about is wedding tribe attire. Alas, it's something that will have to be addressed! 

Recently, I was talking to a couple who is getting married. Both parties expressed concern that their wedding party wouldn't look cohesive. Nowadays, people are identifying all over the gender/sexual orientation spectrum. No longer can it be assumed that all bridesmaids will wear dresses! Which is amazing, but also stressful.

First things first! As the couple getting hitched, what are you wearing? If your attire is casual, the wedding party can take note. Suspenders (no suit jacket required) can be worn, along with jumpsuits, rompers AND two piece top/skirt ensembles. The options are endless! Generally speaking, I would say that as long as the color palette is similar, your group will look cohesive. Also, if you tell your wedding party to "wear whatever," make sure there isn't one person with red on, while the rest of the group is in blues. Your party will appreciate a bit of guidance. No one wants their attire to take any attention away from the newlyweds! Give a general idea of the look and feel or palette that you're aiming for. Even if it's just "blues and purples." That's enough direction to make sure everyone is on the same page! 

If you are having a small wedding party, it won't matter as much, as those in your crew are probably already in touch with each other. 

Lastly, remember that this is your day. You will be looking at these photos for the rest of your life, so make sure you're happy with them! If you want everyone to match in formal attire, that's perfectly acceptable. If you're going for a more casual, mis-matched appearance, own that! Be clear with the members of your tribe about what you want! 

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