September and October tend to be peak months when it comes to wedding season. This means, fall brings some of the most expensive marriage celebrations around. If you scored an invite to an A-list-worthy wedding, you’re already winning. However, it’s time to kick it up a notch and aim to impress by pulling out your most dapper duds. After all, who doesn’t want to be pointed out as the best dressed guest at a wedding when the bride and groom show off their wedding photos?
Don’t know where to start? Here at FootFitter, we made your wedding guest checklist simple. Follow our tips to ensure you turn almost as many heads as the bride.
TIP #1: It should be obvious, but DON’T wear white.
C’mon, it should go without saying, but white is reserved for the bride. After all, it’s her and her husband-to-be’s special day. The first tip to being the best dressed guest at a wedding is knowing why you’re there. The goal should be to celebrate the happy couple, not to try to upstage them.
In general, unless it’s a black tie affair, it’s also best to leave your all-black ensembles in the closet. They tend to be more appropriate for events like funerals instead of weddings.
TIP #2: Opt for a navy blue or gray suit over a traditional tux.
Weddings are fun celebrations, which means you can go for the lighter suit in your collection. Fall starts the transition into darker tones.
However, this doesn’t have to mean black. A navy blue, dark beige or gray suit will pop and make you stand out among the guests sporting more traditional looks.
TIP #3: For the ladies, florals offer a bright, sweet look.
When it comes to wearing the right dress, finding the perfect balance is key to keeping it classy. If you show a little skin in a cut out, go for a longer dress. More covered up on top? A dress with a fun skirt hitting just above the knees keeps it cute without looking childish.
Picking bright colors and floral prints is always a great choice for weddings. The fall date also means you probably still have some of your sun-kissed tan leftover from summer, making your bright dress pop even more.
TIP #4: Polish your shoes and pay attention to details.
Being the best dressed guest at a wedding isn’t all about your suit or dress. The quickest way to ruin a snazzy outfit is to pair it with dull old shoes.
Luckily, this doesn’t mean you have to run to the store to buy a new pair, so you’re still within budget for the extravagant wedding gift you’re planning. Instead, grab some shoe polish and a towel or your trusty electric shoe polisher and give your shoes a mirror-like finish before heading to the ceremony.
In addition, this is the right time to pull out your expensive watch or jewelry.
It’s probably not every day you get invited to a high-class event, so use this opportunity to show off the shiny accessories you worked hard for.
Also, don’t be afraid to get creative. It’s okay to have a little fun with your ensemble.
A floral bow tie might not be an accessory you would normally go for. However, we promise when the ladies in attendance see how the flowers on your tie match the flowers in your date’s dress, they’ll be swooning in envy wishing their boyfriend or husband had thought of the romantic gesture.
TIP #5: Don’t forget, a well-wrapped wedding gift is your ultimate accessory.
Lastly, even the wrapping on your gift counts. You can’t be the best dressed guest at a wedding if you are touting around a lousy offering for the newly married couple.
Don’t let a package with tape hanging off the edges and ribbon falling off be the gift you present. Take your time and make your gift look as put together and thought out as your outfit.
Now that you’ll definitely be the best dressed guest at a wedding this fall, it’s time to start working on some sick dance moves to show off at the reception.