Wedding season is here. I've seen invited guests stress like the bride when they have no idea what to wear. Whether you're attending your friends wedding or a big city extravaganza, check out all your dress options. Unless the invite specifies casual, semi-formal or formal you’ll have to either ask or figure it out on your own. Venue and the bride’s gown are big rule of thumb factors.
If you know the bride is going to be in a Reem Acra ball gown, walking down the aisle of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral with a reception at the St. Regis, you’re going formal.
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, guests sometimes show up 'California Casual' no matter the season, venue or what the invite specifies; whereas when I was in New York everyone tends to go a little more cosmopolitan and dresses according to season. While we're all connected to a particular region with a friend and family network, most differ so here are a few guidelines:
If you go comfortable, cotton and casual you're not going to miss. Linen and hemp are favorites too for beach scene weddings!