For a bride, determining how you want your wedding to look is a big decision! But if you don’t give your guests a guideline, you could find yourself in wedding chaos.
Here are some of the different guest fashions for different occasions to help you choose how you want your friends and family to celebrate your big day!
For the Guys: Khakis or dark jeans, dress shorts, polo shirt, casual button-down, loafers
For the Ladies: Sundress (long or short), khakis or nice shorts, polo, nice casual blouse
Semi-Formal or Dressy Casual
For the Guys: Slacks, seasonal sports coat or blazer, dress shirt, casual button-down, optional tie
For the Ladies: Cocktail dress, a “little black dress,” skirt and dressy top, nice slacks and a dressy blouse
For the Guys: A linen suit, linen dress pants and a casual button-down, dress shorts (when appropriate), loafers, or barefoot
For the Ladies: A nice sundress, a maxi dress, sandals or wedges
Black Tie Optional
For the Guys: Tuxedo, dark suit, white dress shirt, conservative tie, leather dress shoes
For the Ladies: Formal evening gown, dressy cocktail dress, a “little black dress,” dressy separates
For the Guys: Black tuxedo jacket and matching trousers, formal white shirt, shirt studs and cuff links, black bow tie, black cummerbund, black patent shoes
For the Ladies: Formal evening gown, dressy cocktail dress, your dressiest “little black dress”
For the Guys: Black dress coat (with tails), matching trousers with a single stripe of satin, white pleated wing-collard shirt, braces, shirt studs, cuff links, white vest, white bow tie, white or gray gloves, black patent shoes
For the Ladies: Formal evening gown, long gloves
Whatever look you pick for your wedding, be sure to let your guests know so that you (and they) can enjoy your big day!