Weddings are beautiful events and celebrate the joining of two people who are truly in love. These two people (but mainly the bride) has spent months, even years organizing and planning their big day so being invited to join them is a pretty special thing! So how do you look your best for a wedding reception?
The first thing to think about is what sort of wedding is it? This is usually printed on the invitation and will state what sort of dress code to wear. Some couples like to have black tie receptions while others like their guests to enjoy themselves and be as comfy as possible. Some couples even go down the route of themed receptions!
If you are attending a black tie reception then it is essential that you turn up in your best tuxedo or suit. Women will take this as an opportunity to buy the best outfit they can, so why shouldn’t men do the same? As with all black tie events you should look the part. This will involve shining your shoes, buying a new bow tie and investing in a classy set of cufflinks. People are often unaware of the impact that cufflinks make but for men, cufflinks are the equivalent to women’s jewelry. If you are looking for a cufflink then you will have plenty of sets to choose from. If you are new to cufflinks then there are a few different types you can buy. You could go for a classic style of plain gold. You could try something a bit more daring and go for novelty cufflinks. Or you could even go the whole way with some ball and chain wedding cufflinks! I’m sure the happy couple will see the humorous side and will make for a great conversation piece!
If the reception is more of an informal get together then feel free to wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Try to remember that if you are attending the ceremony too you should have an outfit that will suit both settings. Go for an outfit that is classy but will be able to let you party the night away too! This can be done with the addition or removal of some times.
For example if you were wearing a suit and tie to the ceremony, it will make you feel more comfortable (and therefore more likely to enjoy yourself) if you can take the jacket and tie off when you arrive at the reception. For women it may just be a case of packing a spare pair of shoes. Those killer heels will look great in the wedding photos but not so great when you are writhing in agony on the dance floor! Also the use of a cardigan or shawl may be handy if the reception is outdoors or goes on long into the night.
So whether you are going to a tasteful ceremony and reception at the country club or are rocking out with a group of bikers, try to dress the part and give the happy couple a day that they will never forget.
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