Friday, July 24, 2009

'Tis the season...


Hey girls! So, as I'm sure you've all noticed, wedding invitations have been arriving almost as often as those McAuley's facebook notifications ;) Well, what in the world are you going to wear?! That skimpy little number you wore last night? Negative. Your new pair of 7 for All Mankind jeans? No way. Your favorite white summer dress? Not unless you want the bride to strangle you with her garter. Wedding not-for-the-bridal-party dresses can be a tricky find for the average have to walk the line between stylish, fun, and above all-tasteful.

Here are a few tips for finding the dress that will prove fashionable and fitting:

1. Avoiding all shades of white/cream is a must. Personally, I try to stay away from black as much as possible-better safe than sorry. The last thing you want to remind a nervous bridegroom of is funerals!
2. Leave the lycra at home. No one wants Peggy Bundy as the guest of honor at their wedding.
3. It's always better to be overdressed, rather than underdressed. If you're worried about the dressiness of the occasion, opt for the more formal look. That way, you'll only improve the scenery!
4. Pay very close attention to the time, date, and location of the nuptials!! There is nothing worse than seeing a beautiful sleeved dress soaked in sweat because someone missed the fact that the wedding was taking place outside at 2:00-in the middle of July!

And lastly...
5. Leave that big bulky purse at home!! Do yourself a favor and invest in a small stylish clutch, preferably in a versatile metallic shade. This will save you and everyone else the embarrassment of whopping people with your purse on the dance floor!

I hope these tips help make your selection easier and improve your wedding guest experience! Weddings are a time of love and laughter (and blissful relief after months of planning), so soak up every second!

And of course, McAuley's is always here to help :)

1 comment:

  1. This post hit home with me. I'm getting married in December and I've gotten countless phone calls from friends and family asking what THEY should be wearing! Since I have so much to think about while planning, I'm not sure what to tell them. This is the PERFECT advise! I'm sending them all here for these pointers! Thank you for helping me!