DON’T DRESS SKIMPY, SLOPPY:
In this era of body revealing clothes, you don’t want to give the bride the impression that the groom isn’t fully secured with her just because you're around! Trust me, while she might be all smiles that day, your close proximity to her husband for a handshake might create some unease if your thighs, cleavage and other ‘no go areas’ of your body are revealing. Yes, you’ve got straight legs, curvy hips, pointed boobs or macho chest (for a guy) but showing off your ‘assets,’ ‘what your mama gave you,’ might just be a way of telling the couple and their guests; ‘I don’t care what you think, it’s also my day!’
Of course, it might be an opportunity to get a catch but hey, give some considerations.
- SKIMPY BACK
DON’T DRESS CASUAL:
Okay, it’s a beach, or your backyard, nonetheless, wearing a jean &
T-shirt to a formal wedding might be considered discourteous. Unless otherwise indicated, wedding receptions are considered
official events. After all, wedding receptions are a follow-up of the official knotting of two persons. While not appearing like you are off to an annual general meeting – don’t be too formal either, you sure don’t want to appear in a wedding like you crossed the street to ask if someone wants your assistance to change his vehicle tires.
KEEP OFF A TUXEDO
The cameraman keeps covering you, yet you aren’t the groom. And the reason?
You are on a Tux! On their special day, there’s just one guy who should stand out in a Tuxedo. Really, tuxedo is a form of evening wear and as such is intended to be worn only in the evening. However, since the 1960s it has been very common for American groomsmen to wear tuxedos at daytime weddings. – wikipeadia. Imagine you in a tuxedo, then you take a pix close to the bride, post it on a social media and then your friends starts congratulating you thinking you're the groom! It’s not your fault if the groom doesn’t look his best on his special day, but you don’t want to compound his situation by dressing like the groom in his wedding. Of course, if the reception is timed to hold in the evening, this might be an appropriate time to consider dressing in black suit, but don't make it clash with the groom's.
DO NOT WEAR A TIARA
If the groom is the king of his wedding ceremony then there should only be one
queen, and that’s the lady with a Tiara on her head, certainly not you! Be it crowns, ornamental headbands or any other headpieces in your area
that distinguishes the bride from others ladies, it’s a no, no for your head on her day, unless you are determined to ruin her day.
KEEP OFF A PANTSUIT & BUSINESS ACCESSORIES
Do you remember Hillary Clinton as secretary of state? You can hardly see her
on duty without a Pantsuit. But on the special day of Chelsea, she dropped her pantsuit for a vibrant wear! Yes, you're going to a wedding, not a meeting at the office! This rule would apply to other peculiar office accessories. Holding onto your briefcase in a wedding reception is just odd unless you want to reenact how the couple met the first time in your office.
For once, join the flow and appear vibrant, something that says: "I'm not up for office business, but I'm not looking shoddy either."
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