Friday, 7 August 2015

Wedding Guest Looks

It is no surprise that wedding season is in full bloom this summer. Though Edmonton is known for short summers, it still does live up to the name of "Sunny Alberta". It is tough to go through a weekend without spotting a bride and groom at some point. Besides the wedding party, guests are also expected to dress the part and why not take advantage of the opportunity to get dolled up? Sometimes wedding dress codes may not be as straight forward as you may think, so in this post we are sharing with you four wedding guest looks that you may come across.

Black Tie

Wedding invites stating black tie usually means that the wedding is going to be classy, elegant, and leaning towards an opulent celebration. This is your opportunity to go full out and put on the ritz! We're talking floor length gowns and fancy cocktail dresses. Dark colours and sparkling accents are most suitable to emulate high class.  Ann is wearing a sequin and stripe midi-length gown that is ultra feminine with a touch of whimsy. With her hair in a chignon, and patent heels on par, she's ready to twirl the evening away.


Formal is usually the unwritten dress code if nothing is stated and typical of 9/10 wedding invites. A step down from black tie extravagance, long or short dresses are appropriate. The key thing is to look presentable, A.K.A. no wrinkles or imperfections. To ensure you've got the party vibes still going strong, we suggest choosing something with a bit of flare than your average LBD. Steph is wearing a cute black knee length dress featuring a classic shirt collar design and scalloped hem. Her lightly waved hair styled down gives it a more understated feel along with her choice of patent wedges.


Most likely the least formal dress code, attending a destination wedding requires factoring in the predictable hot weather. Lightweight flowy blouses, skirts, and dresses are suitable to allow for comfort while still looking dressy. Sarah is wearing a coral ruched maxi skirt paired with a white beaded top. Her choice of accessories interpret the scenery of vacation; the beach, water, and sand coming together vibrantly with the warmth of sunshine. Her hair is kept effortlessly simple and a wide brim sun hat tops off the outfit perfectly.

Garden Party

A rare, but unique dress code that may be found under the category of themed weddings. Refrain from dressing too casual even if its just an afternoon affair. Instead, opt for patterns and colours in silhouettes that expresses your own personal style. Carmen gives off a chic and clean cut vibe with her choice of whites and soft pastels in her outfit. The subtle floral print in her skort presents spring and summer, but it is her statement sandals and top bun that rock the look.

We hope you enjoyed this post as much as we did creating it. Hopefully our outfits inspire you for any upcoming weddings you may attend. Most importantly, remember to dress comfortably for the event and maintain a style that is true to yourself while keeping the wedding theme in mind!

xo Meraki Connexion

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