Ms. Charm Tips: What to Wear to Weddings Edition

Don’t you just love weddings?

There’s the throwing of the bouquet, the cutting of the cake, the dance floor, the chic bridal party, cocktail hour and the meal at the reception.

Once you receive a wedding invitation, you are often thinking . . .  “What to wear to this wedding?”


If you are getting ready to attend a wedding soon or just wondered what you can or cannot wear at weddings, take a look at Ms. Charm’s tips below:



Daytime Weddings

Look for a fun floral midi length dress either in a strapless or one-shoulder style. You can also wear a blouse with a  skirt.

If you aren’t into girly garments, you can wear a light colored pants suit with a breezy shirt underneath.

Evening Weddings

Dress like you are going to fancy dinner with your parents or like you are going to an upscale theater. Grab a cocktail dress or a shift dress in a darker hue of blue, green or purple.

Black Tie Weddings

You want to wear a formal dress that hits the floor. Basically, a gown!  Accessorize your floor length gown with beaded purse and fancy jewelry.

Other Things

If the wedding has a theme like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” or “Under the Sea”, it doesn’t mean looking like you are ready for Halloween. Think about colors that match the theme.



Black dresses are great for an evening or formal ceremony. Do not wear black at a daytime wedding because people may think you are off to a funeral. Stay away from anything skimpy or too tight.

Do not rush to the prom dress section for wedding attire. Prom dresses are met to be for teenagers not grown women.

Jeans and a T-shirt are never appropriate for a wedding no matter how casual the theme may be. A person’s wedding is a special occasion meaning you have to dress up and step up your fashions.

The biggest DON’T: Do not wear white at a wedding. 

Places to Shop for Wedding Attire: Fresh! Boutique, Cupcake Boutique, Party Dress, Urban Chic, Stella’s Bridal