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Tips for Choosing a Gown as a Bridal Guest

Last updated 4 years ago

Are you planning on attending a wedding soon? If so, you must be wondering what to wear! If you don’t feel like spending a lot of cash on a dress for the occasion, you have the great option of renting a dress for the event. Here are a couple of factors to consider when choosing a dress as a wedding guest:

Consider the Venue

When selecting your dress, think about whether the wedding and reception will be held indoors or outside. A cute mini dress might be perfect for an indoor, cocktail-party-style reception. However, if the wedding is being held somewhere with a breeze, pick a long dress with more volume, as this will help protect you from the elements as well as give your dress motion and energy. Be careful not to be too over-the-top, though, as a long train or dramatic embellishments might wind up drawing attention away from the wedding party, a definite breach of wedding etiquette.

Consider the Occasion

Sometimes, a wedding can be an extremely formal occasion, and multiple dresses might be required for alternate stages in the event. If the reception is likely to be informal but the wedding is being held in a church, a conservative look for the ceremony can be changed for a sensual party dress later in the day. You can make an educated guess as to the formality of the wedding based on your knowledge of the couple, the type of invitation, and the location of the event.

For gorgeous couture dresses, come to Lending Luxury, where you can rent the perfect dress for your upcoming event. We offer dresses from fashion’s best names, including Young Fabulous & Broke, Sue Wong, and Badgley Mischka. Call us at (800) 403-9848 to learn more about our services.


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