I hope that you are having a great weekend and enjoying the start to Daylight Savings!
If you are newer to my blog than you may not know that I own a wedding planning and event design company, Deanie Michelle Events. I have been in business for over a decade and have planned intimate events for a dozen people all the way up to grand weddings and galas for over 500 guests. Which also mean that I have seen a wide array of dress codes on invitations. From beach-y and casual to formal and black tie. And in my 10 years, I have witnessed guests who are dressed appropriately for the occasion and sometimes (as I’m sure you can imagine) people who have not been dressed quite so appropriately given the occasion.
So with the spring wedding and event season coming up, today I thought it would be fun (and hopefully helpful) to share a little guide to decoding dress codes for wedding guests.
Beach-y, Casual, Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Formal, Black Tie, White Tie, Oh My!
If you have a wedding, gala and/or event to attend this is for you…
Are you attending a beach wedding or event?
This is the least formal of the dress codes if you ask me. I recommend that you use the destination as your guide on how to dress. Depending on exactly where the location is you will want to wear something that is simple and breezy. Yet also still elegant enough to dress to impress for the occasion at hand.
When attending a beach wedding keep the elements in mind. The sun, sand and water. My tip – Keep it playful! Wear a joyful color, a bold print and fun accessories.
Beach weddings tend to be the most comfortable because you get to leave your stilettos at home in place of flats or espadrilles. Plus you can wear a breezy (aka comfortable) silhouette.
A summer suit, linen shirt (no tie required), linen pants or khakis are all good options for the guys.