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myhoneyhoney
04-27-2012, 04:49 AM
A long time friend from elementary school has invited me to her wedding. The catholic church ceremony will be at 1:30pm and the reception 5:00pm at Hyatt Regency. The invitation has a teal border on white textured card stock with black non-raised printing (I know a lot of times the invitations give clues on how formal the occasion will be). The reception info card states "Formal Attire" and "An Adult Affair". So... what do I wear to this? Since it doesn't state "Black Tie" I'm assuming that hubby's not required to wear a tux, but a nice classic black suit would be fine. How about me? I don't have to be in a gown, do I? Would something like this dress in navy (http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/evan-picone-dress-sleeveless-satin-tie?ID=368162&CategoryID=5449&LinkType=PDPZ1) be appropriate? Will I have to wear something more like these? (http://www.davidsbridal.com/Browse_Special-Occasions-Shop-By-Occasion-Formal-Long-Dresses) Please help, I've been a stay at home mom since 1999 and the fanciest I get is a little cotton sundress or jeans and a pretty top with wedges. I'm absolutely clueless!

KCC
04-27-2012, 05:29 AM
I think that the short dress you linked, with pretty jewelry and high heels would work well. So will your husband's black suit. I personally would not wear a long dress. Many people are attending weddings in very informal garb these days (blazer and jeans for guys, blouse and capris for gals), so my guess is that is what the bride and groom wanted to avoid. If you still feel uncertain, call your friend or someone else in the bridal party and ask their advice. Be comfortable and enjoy the celebration!

barbk
04-27-2012, 05:45 AM
Love the short dress you picked -- with glitzy sandals and sparklies it should be absolutely fine -- and perfectly okay to wear simpler shoes and a shawl or something if needed to the church. (Or something different entirely if you're going home/hotel room between the service and the reception.)

Smiley0884
04-27-2012, 06:24 AM
The first dress is beautiful!!! I'm actually going to a wedding this weekend myself, and as usual I wait till the last minute, because I have no clue what to wear :P

Short dresses can still be considered as formal, but it never hurts to double check with the bride!

IceAlisa
04-27-2012, 06:34 AM
Definitely check with the bride. If a long gown is not required, go with that blue dress, nice choice.

Tinami Amori
04-27-2012, 07:17 AM
Would something like this dress in navy (http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/evan-picone-dress-sleeveless-satin-tie?ID=368162&CategoryID=5449&LinkType=PDPZ1) be appropriate? Will I have to wear something more like these? (http://www.davidsbridal.com/Browse_Special-Occasions-Shop-By-Occasion-Formal-Long-Dresses)

Buy this one..... and do not worry if you dress can be long or short...... :D

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/alex-evenings-dress-sleeveless-sequin-lace-high-low-hem-evening-gown?ID=663012&CategoryID=5449&LinkType=

Oreo
04-27-2012, 07:23 AM
I vote for the short dress too. I work at a lot of the 5-star hotels in Southern California where there are constant weddings going on. You see people in everything; the short dress is fine. The only time I'll see a lot of women in long dresses would be something like a Persian wedding--and even then, there will be some short dresses. Put on some heels and jewelry with it and you'll do great.

myhoneyhoney
04-27-2012, 07:32 AM
Thanks for all the input! I'm really liking that short dress as well, looks pretty yet comfortable. Now i just need to decide which color... purple or blue since those two are the only ones available in 4.

Tinami Amori, EEK! hehehe. Oh, and Oreo, your name makes me want to eat a cookie now. :D

IceAlisa
04-27-2012, 07:54 AM
What kind of coloring do you have? If you have dark hair, go with the blue.

BaileyCatts
04-27-2012, 10:20 AM
I love the short dress! Get that one. ;) Purple and blue are my favorite colors and I love them both. I can't decide which one I like more. Although the blue would probably go better with what your husband wears.

paskatefan
04-27-2012, 11:35 AM
I'd go with the shorter dress. Since the ceremony is in a church, I would add a shawl or dressy matching jacket (just in case there are any rules about covering your shoulders/arms).

Aceon6
04-27-2012, 01:13 PM
Love the dress. Please make sure you have comfortable shoes to wear. Those sparkly, strappy sandals look great on the rack and may feel fine in the store, but may kill after an hour or two standing around. A closed toe or peep toe pump in a metallic might be more comfortable for an 8 hour event.

PRlady
04-27-2012, 01:23 PM
Another vote for the short dress. I like the purple better, but then I always do.

Another question (especially for IA and Tinami and anyone else in northern California...)

I have a fairly fancy dinner in San Francisco at the end of June. Remembering Mark Twain's famous remark about SF summers, it's not going to be hot, right? I won't roast if I get something with sleeves?

I hate buying cocktail type dresses, by the time I need to wear it again it's out of style. :(

ETA: I was thinking something like this: http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/trina-turk-sequin-dress-cold-shoulder?ID=610555&CategoryID=21683&LinkType=#fn=DRESS_OCCASION%3DParty%26spp%3D5%26pp p%3D96%26sp%3D2%26rid%3D37

cruisin
04-27-2012, 01:47 PM
Go for the short dress. Even for a "black tie" affair, cocktail (short) is appropriate. The trend is away from gowns, even for the bridal party and mothers of the bride/groom. The only taboo that I believe still stands for weddings is that female guests should not wear white or ivory, that is for the bride.

As for color, I'd go with the purple. Purple is very on trend right now. The blue is nice, but it looks a little bright. The purple is richer. I'd do a silver, strappy shoe. Do not try to match the dress, very dated look. Keep in mind that nude stockings are very out of style, especially with a strappy shoe. You might want to treat yourself a pedicure :). And if your legs are pale, a self tanner.

I was at wedding in February that was crazy! It was in NYC, at a very nice venue. The bridesmaids wore whatever! One wore a long black flawy dress, two wore short black fitted dresses, one wore a woman's version of a tux (w/pants), one wore black trousers with a black sequined jacket, and one wore khakis and a tank top with a shawl (not just inappropriate for a wedding, but for the season)! Some of the guests were equally inappropriately dressed. One guy wore a button down shirt with a knit vest, which had skulls printed on it! Crazy! The bride, the bride's family and my husband and I were the only ones wearing appropriate clothing. Even the groom dressed oddly - a purple velvet blazer with black slacks and a white shirt. The groomsmen all wore nice suits, but not matching.

cruisin
04-27-2012, 01:49 PM
Another vote for the short dress. I like the purple better, but then I always do.

Another question (especially for IA and Tinami and anyone else in northern California...)

I have a fairly fancy dinner in San Francisco at the end of June. Remembering Mark Twain's famous remark about SF summers, it's not going to be hot, right? I won't roast if I get something with sleeves?

I hate buying cocktail type dresses, by the time I need to wear it again it's out of style. :(

ETA: I was thinking something like this: http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/trina-turk-sequin-dress-cold-shoulder?ID=610555&CategoryID=21683&LinkType=#fn=DRESS_OCCASION%3DParty%26spp%3D5%26pp p%3D96%26sp%3D2%26rid%3D37

Great dress! I have something similar in black. I wouldn't worry about the weather. Even if it's warm outside, it will be air-conditioned inside. You will probably be glad for sleeves.