This post is not about a wedding dress; it's about how you dress to attend a wedding. Eric and I recently attended a local wedding, and though as a planner I'd determined my ensemble well in advance, at the last minute I was debating about what Eric should wear. I settled on a dress shirt, khakis and tie. You can see in the photo that the tie did not make the cut for my ultra-casual husband--who does not, ahem, own a suit!
Because it was an evening wedding, I was under the impression it would be somewhat dressier than a morning or afternoon wedding, and I tried unsuccessfully to convince Eric to wear the tie. But when we pulled into the parking lot, the guy next to us was wearing jeans. I couldn't believe it! And inside, I saw another young man wearing shorts. But the most eye-opening was a young woman wearing casual shorts topped by a V*ctoria's S*ecret sweatshirt. What?! Upon seeing these outfits, Eric was even more convinced that "no tie" was the way to go. Sigh. =)
I'm curious, especially those of you who live in places other than the rural Midwest--what would you generally wear or expect others to wear to a wedding? (And what about men?!)
In case it's interesting to you: The skirt and cardigan I'm wearing in the photo are what I wore to our wedding rehearsal six years ago! And the necklace, earrings, and shoes in this picture were what I wore on our wedding day.