New weekend new wedding? Or should I rather write – new weekend new competition to be the best-dressed wedding guest? Well, guess what? I will help you win gold this weekend. By following all of my tips for being the best-dressed wedding guest, you will undoubtedly win this title. Every time! So how does being the best dressed guest at every single wedding in 2023 sound for you?
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As weddings come back in force and we look forward to getting together with friends and family, we all want an excuse to make an appearance looking our very best. Furthermore, be the best-dressed wedding guest.
But sometimes, we play too hard, and instead of being the best-dressed wedding guest, we end up on the other side of the aisle.
Remember: be practical about locations and adhere to prescribed dress codes – the rules about leaving whites and creams to the bridal party still stands.
But wait, there is more to know on how to be the best-dressed wedding guest.
HOW TO BE THE BEST DRESSED WEDDING GUEST?
If you want to win the title of the best-dressed guest at every single wedding in 2023, you need to follow all of these tips.
1 CHECK THE DRESS CODE WITH THE BRIDE
Firstly, start with the bride. And ask her if she has a particular dress code on her mind for her wedding. You definitely don’t want to come to the wedding underdressed or overdressed, do you?
This is especially relevant now when couples like to get married outside the church and registrary. You know, garden weddings, beach weddings, mountain weddings, countryside weddings, if I name only a few. And they all require a different level of dressing.
Also, be sure to follow the general wedding dress code. You know, don’t wear a white dress. Ps. Check the list of all the things no bride wants you to wear to her wedding.
2 FIND OUT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS WEARING
You can’t be the best-dressed wedding guest if you show up wearing the same dress as someone else. So ask your friends what they are wearing for the wedding. Not saying you should spy on your girlfriends and sneak into your girlfriend’s closet room to find the dress she is wearing to the wedding you both are going to. But you might.
You might want to try other interrogation methods first. If nothing helps, invite your girlfriends over to your place and pure them drinks until they speak up. Just make sure they are not the ones ending up in your closet room while looking for the lavatory.
3 TRY YOUR OUTFIT BEFORE THE IT DAY
Don’t wait for the big day before trying on your wedding outfit. You have to make sure you really feel great in your wedding guest outfit and can stay in that wedding guest outfit all day long.
All in all, a wedding day doesn’t end with a wedding kiss. And it is not just the bride who has to look perfect from the minute she enters the church until the moment she gets undressed. That applies to the best dressed wedding guest, too.
4 MAKE SURE YOU REALLY LIKE THE OUTFIT
Moreover, you must really like your wedding guest outfit. You can’t be the best-dressed wedding guest if you don’t feel so. Remember, the perfect outfit is the one that makes you feel good and look gorgeous.
5 BUILD A WEDDING WARDROBE
Wait, did I write in singular all this time? Well, I actually meant wedding guest outfits. It is fashionable to wear several different wedding guest outfits for a wedding this year.
Indeed, a wedding wardrobe is a thing not only for a bride but for the wedding guests, too.
Ps. Don’t worry, I can help you build the best wedding wardrobe for any wedding this season. Be sure to check my classic wedding wardrobe checklist.
6 ACCESSORIES SMART
Don’t put on everything that shines just because you can’t wear it every day. Also, don’t wear a tiara if you are not married, and if you wear it, remember to put it on only after 6 pm.
As it goes to the hat. Wear it only until 6 pm. Later you must change it for a tiara (as said if married) or a headband, which is, by the way, one of the most fashionable hair accessories this season.
7 DO YOUR NAILS, MAKEUP AND HAIR
Surely it’s not only the clothes, shoes and a purse that matter. When we talk about the best wedding guest outfit, we mean the entire outfit – from the colour of the nail polish on your toes to your makeup and hair.
You might want to use Giorgio Armani Power Fabric foundation (US shop here; EU shop here) – it will stay the same until the next day. And Burberry lipstick (shop here), as it won’t smudge, and Burberry eyeshadows (buy here) – they won’t melt.
Furthermore, you might want to get a setting powder that will make sure your makeup looks the same from the morning till the next morning but does not look cakey – I recommend this one (US click here; EU click here). I use it all the time. Yes, this powder gives me that beautiful, radiant glow and fix any spots.
8 PAMPER YOUR SKIN
Don’t forget about your skin. And by that, I don’t mean only your face. Make sure your skin is smooth – moisturise all over your body.
9 GET ENOUGH SLEEP BEFORE THE WEDDING
Be sure to go to bed early, at least one day before the wedding. You don’t want to fall asleep before the cake, do you?
10 WEAR THE SHAPEWEAR
Skinny or fat, you need shapewear under your dress. Believe me; shapewear does wonders – tested on my mother. She managed to wear my bodycon dress for a wedding recently. And she is not as skinny as me.
11 CHECK THE STITCHES, SPOTS AND CREASES
Finally, make sure your outfit is clean, with no holes or creases. Make sure you press or at least steam your wedding guest outfit before leaving your home.
You might also want to slip a little sewing kit into your purse. Pov someone might step onto your dress.
And makeup wipes – in case someone drops a cake on your dress.
So this is it – the best tips for being the best-dressed wedding guest at every single wedding this year. Up next: the most fashionable wedding guest outfits of the season.