I’m off to a wedding on today so I thought I would write a post about weddings. I mean weddings are amazing full of love and laughter, however there are so many unwritten rules and do’s and don’ts when it comes to preparing and attending a wedding.
So I’ve had a couple of months now to prepare for this wedding and first on my agenda was finding a new outfit. Something which I have found particularly difficult considering we are in between seasons, winter clothes are being taken out of shops will spring/summer is slowly transitioning into shops. Alas, until last Friday I didn’t have an outfit and considering the wedding is today, it’s safe to say I was starting to stress.
There are so many unwritten rules when it comes to wedding attire including:
- Avoid wearing white (you don’t want to upstage the bride!)
- Avoid wearing all black (you don’t want to look like you’re going to a funeral, it’s a day of love after all!)
- Avoid overly revealing clothes, not to short or booby (A wedding is a respectable and classy event)
- Avoid wearing the same colour as the bridesmaids (I mean unless you’re close family and can get away with it)
Anyone heard any of these unwritten rules before? This made my search fairly tricky considering my wardrobe isn’t full of colour – I mainly stick to more of a monochrome palette.
I ordered outfit after outfit, all of which I either didn’t like or had something wrong with them. I ordered two outfits from ASOS, one peach playsuit which looked like a tent and a lilac bodycon which was broken! Eventually I found the most beautiful lace bodycon dress in grey, which has a high neck and long sleeves! It’s the perfect balance between respectable but still fun for my age. I found it on a website called Girl in Mind, somewhere I had not shopped before.
Since I found the dress only a week ago, I left myself limited time to find accessories. However, surprisingly I found this task a lot simpler! I had already decided to go for silver accessories and immediately found the most stunning pair of glittery silver point heels (I actually had the gold version for my 21st!), big up to ASOS for their next day delivery and Steve Madden for creating beautiful shoes! To match I found a stunning silver glitter bag in Accessorise. You can definitely get more expensive bags if you felt the need but I loved this one and as it was a wedding I topped it off with some dangly silver earrings.
The one item I wasn’t sure about was a fascinator. Is it custom for guests to wear one? Would I look silly in one? I wasn’t sure and having failed to find one that wasn’t the correct colour or was so massive my head would disappear, I kind of gave up. Until Thursday when I popped out to get my mum a fascinator and I came across the most dainty beautiful light grey clip in fascinator that I knew would be perfect and although pricey, I really wanted to complete my outfit!
Completing the Look
So although i’m not the one getting married everyone wants to look fab at a wedding right? So I thought I would prep and pamper myself. First things first was to sort my nails, I am a big acrylic fan so it was easy for me to sort my nails. I went to my nail tech and asked her to create a silver look and she did not disappoint… these are possibly my favourite nails – glitter and chrome! I then found a silver glitter to match for my toes.
I also wanted to sort my face out AKA my eyebrows and eyelashes! Although I haven’t opted for false eyelashes this time, I have tinted both my eyebrows and eyelashes as well as getting my eyebrows plucked so they are the perfect shape. Of course, I have also got my hair done, no more roots for me! my hair is now a lovely mix of ash blonde and white blonde with no roots hoorah! No one wants to look back at photos of them at a wedding with awful roots!
I would say at most weddings it is custom to buy a gift for the happy couple. Sometimes the couple have a gift list other times not. In this case not, so I thought about something that would be really nice to give. I opted for some White Company vouchers. White Company is such a lovely shop although quite pricey, so by buying a gift voucher the happy couple can choose something they truly love.
On top of this I purchased a heart. A beautiful champagne/white heart with a white ribbon loop to hold onto. I thought this sentiment is beautiful and something I could give to the bride on the day and she could use or just treasure for the future. I know I would love to receive something so personal and thoughtful on my wedding day.
There we have it, a run up to how I have prepared for a wedding as a guest for the day! I would love to hear any unwritten rules you have heard of and how you prepare for a wedding when you’re going as a guest… please do let me know in the comments!
I hope you enjoy reading this as I am partying at the most beautiful wedding! If you haven’t already check out my social media as I will be using it to update you all on new blog posts and there might even be a cheeky outfit picture of me at the wedding!
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Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed it!
Jordyn Amber x