What Is Proper Wedding Attire Today?

One of the most exciting parts of the wedding is deciding what everyone will wear. Often times, the bride will go shopping for dresses with her bridesmaids. Although the final decision usually lies with the bride, the bridesmaids can try the dresses on and give their opinions.

Hopefully, the bride will decide on a dress that is liked by all of the bridesmaids. After all, they generally pay for the dresses. Often times, the dresses can cost several hundred dollars.

On occasion, a bride has been known to pick a dress that may not be flattering for her bridesmaids, simply to make herself look better. However, a bride who is confident in herself will pick a dress that lets her bridesmaids shine. If she is really considerate, she will chose a dress that they are able to wear to another function. Most bridesmaids have at least one dress they paid a considerable amount for, only to wear it one time.

For the men in the wedding, the decision is a bit simpler. If you are going with the traditional tuxedoes, there is not much of a choice. Often times, the groom will wear a vest or tie that is different in color than the groom. For example, the groom may be dressed in a black tuxedo, with a silver vest and tie, while the groomsmen are dressed in all black.

A bow tie is considered to be a little more formal then a standard necktie. However, a bow tie can be thought of as a little stuffy.

One of the biggest decisions of the wedding attire is undoubtedly the bride’s dress. When it comes to the bride’s dress, she must decide if she wants to go with a white dress, off white dress, or perhaps a different color all together. She also needs to decide if she wants to wear a veil and if she will have a long train or no train at all.

When choosing a dress, it is important to look at as many different styles as possible. Browse through bridal magazines or websites, until you find exactly what you want. Cut the pictures out of the magazine, or print them off and take them with you when you go shopping.

Before deciding on a dress, make sure you try on several different dresses. Since you will be the center of attention, as you walk down the aisle, you will want everything to be absolutely perfect.

For a second wedding and/or civil ceremony, couples often choose to keep things on the simple side. For these types of situations, a nice suite and a nice dress will be sufficient.

If you are considering a less traditional wedding location, you will need to consider the wedding attire more closely. For instance, if you are considering to get married while participating in skydiving, a wedding dress would hardly be appropriate.

A more likely case would be a casual wedding that takes place on a beach. In which case, the groom may want to wear a pair of khakis and a white shirt. The bride might consider wearing a sundress and flip flops.

No matter what style of wedding you plan to have, it is important to give consideration to the attire. There are so many different styles available; the toughest decision will be picking just one style.