July 16, 2019
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Some really cool dos and don’ts at weddings

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Imagine with your designer garment bought from Dubai saving to wear it at your sister’s wedding and boom you become the centre of attraction, stealing the show.

What of wedding pictures imagine everyone asking who that could be.

This is not your wedding by the way.

Another question which was asked by my colleagues — “Is it okay to wear a bridesmaids’ dress from a different wedding?”

Well, it’s totally acceptable to reuse a dress as long as it fits the formality of the wedding.

If you had a beautiful, flowing silky gown that you wore to another wedding as a bridesmaid and you’re heading to a backyard barbecue wedding, I really don’t think that’s the choice you want to make.

But as long as the dress fits the formality of the wedding, I think you’re going to feel comfortable in it.

Again Pauline Mapisa of Wedding Gallery, recommends steering away from accessorising the dress in a way that feels too neutral.

“Maybe wear a chunky necklace or a funky pair of shoes or a leather bomber jacket, or whatever it is that makes it feel like your own, as long as it’s within the dress code of the wedding, you should be able to pull it off.

On gents, I don’t have complaints to date. Stay off wearing soccer jerseys and shorts to weddings unless you are pitching the marquee.

Remember, “fashion is like eating, you shouldn’t stick to the same menu.”

What you wear can inform passers-by of your type of employment, as well as your ambitions, emotions and spending habits.

I agree with fashion wedding planner Edith Head that, “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it and clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.”

Is our culture ready to accept that we should tell guest what to wear at weddings?

Another factor that people should take note when attending weddings is — please do NOT wear clothes aligning with wedding colours on the invitation cards.

The wedding theme is for the bridal team. First golden rule — don’t wear white at a wedding unless the bride requests all of her guests to wear the same colour.

However, the rule has somehow flipped upside down in recent years with more and more couples requesting their guests to dress in all-white attire.

Local fashion blogger Hollywood Lee said no guest should ever feel embarrassed if they happen to wear the same colour as the bridesmaids, but they can ask in advance what the colours will be if they’re concerned about it.

“I think it’s really nice when the couple chooses to announce the bridal party colours on the wedding invite so guests can be aware of what colours to avoid,” she said.

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