What to wear at a wedding – Alternative wedding style and how to afford it!
I love getting all dressed up – spending hours primping and taking lots of time to look pretty is one of my favourite things to do. I also absolutely love parties, and so I simply adore going to weddings. Sure, it’s amazing to see two people that I genuinely care for dedicate their lives to each other – but the real reason I love weddings is because they give me an excuse to buy a new frock!
I love buying new dresses, and I do need a few new ones. I’ve been putting some money aside lately for a some investment pieces like a new handbag and a wool coat – I spoke with my dad’s financial planner and also checked my credit report to make sure that everything in my financial future is running smoothly. I’m good to go – and I can’t wait to buy some new frocks for upcoming weddings.
Back in my mum’s day she pretty much had only one stylistic choice as a wedding guest – formal and conservative. Now, I love a formal dress as much as anything, but in the twenty first century we have a lot of choices when it comes to theme, colour, style and general overall feel. Here are some dress ideas for any wedding you might get invited to over the next year.
· A Rock n Roll Wedding – The newest style blog making big waves in the bridal industry is Rock n Roll Bride – plenty of alternative young couples from punks to greasers are all turning to a wild, fun and irreverent style for their wedding. If you get invited to one of these rocker shin digs, head to Collectif for a rockabilly look that will have everyone in awe.
· A Pinterest Hipster Fairytale – You will know you are at a hipster-y wedding if you look around and see rough hewn wood, candles in mason jars and handmade crafts – Pinterest is huge right now for these brides and grooms. If you are heading to a DIY indie rock ceremony try looking online at Modcloth or stumbling through the shops in Camden for a perfect dress.
· Beachy Vibes – Beach themed weddings (and weddings that are actually held on the beach) can be deceptively difficult to dress for – how do you avoid looking too casual? Remember to wear simple flat sandals (easier to walk on the sand), and think soft muted colours that evoke the seaside and the chill vibes of the beach.
· Preppy for days – Not quite conservative but still just as posh, if you get invited to a preppy chic wedding you had better remember that fine balance of casual sportswear and upscale opulence. Forget the gown and think a neutral sheath from Reiss or Banana Republic.
· Cocktails anyone? – One of my favourite types of wedding is undoubtedly the cocktail reception – formal and chic and light on the ceremony. If you are invited to a cocktail reception you should think of wearing something simple and well constructed – think a little black dress paired with a blazer.
*What do you normally wear to a wedding? Do you like to buy a new outfit for weddings?
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