Being a wedding guest takes a lot of preparation. We totally get it! You have to decide what to get the bride and groom as a gift, what to get the bride and groom and overall, how to be the perfect wedding guest. Don’t worry – we totally get it. It’s super hard! We don’t want to leave you all alone, wondering how to navigate this crazy landscape so check out the perfect wedding attire suggestions below! Check out our suggestions on what to wear to a DC wedding below!
A white-tie wedding is super formal; if you see this on your invite, be prepared to dress to the 9’s. we seriously suggest a floor-length gown that is pretty conservative and formal. For the men, go for a white tie or bowtie and don’t skimp out on the tux in general. Make sure your tux has tails and you opt for shoes without laces. A white tie wedding is no joke!
Although this might seem silly, a simple rule of thumb when putting together a black-tie wedding outfit is to ask if you would wear it to an awards show. You should choose an outfit that is fancy and sexy, but also subdued and classy. With a black tie wedding you are generally going for an impressive vibe, so don’t forge to make sure your gown fits that criteria. Want to stand out? Choose funky jewelry and fun accessories!
When your invite says cocktail or semiformal, we always suggest that you go for a shorter dress with less glitz and glamour. You want to choose something that you might feel a little more comfortable in. You don’t need a ballgown, but a summer dress might not be the best choice. Err on the side of nicer than a day at the beach or a picnic date and you should be good!
When attempting to dress for a “casual” wedding, you might feel a little lost. “Casual” is pretty broad. We don’t think you should fret about it too much. Go for something simple and comfortable. I mean, don’t wear jeans and a t shirt, but wear something you might choose for a date or something that makes you feel your best! Confidence is always key when it comes to wearing something that works for you!
What should I do? Where can I get wedding day attire?
We absolutely love utilizing Rent the Runway for wedding attire needs as we all know that you reach a point in your life where it feels like you’re attending a wedding every weekend and buying a new outfit for each and every event can get expensive! With Rent the Runway, you can simply rent an adorable and chic outfit for the big day and return it afterwards.