Thursday, November 18, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust - Or What to Wear to a Formal Wedding

Mr. Potts has the good fortune of having several close friends. Over the years, most have gotten married and he's been in a number of the weddings.

This Spring (2011) one of the last will bite the dust, so to speak. He's the last in Mr. Potts' long line of friends to make that monumental decision to spend the rest of his life with a truly wonderful woman.

Good thing we approve!

Mr. Potts will be a groomsman in a formal wedding.

Now, wedding parties are easy for men. Probably the most difficult decision is what style of tux to wear. But Mr. Potts won't have to decide what to wear.

I will.

So, I come to you all for help.

Formal weddings

I know long is the standard, but do those standards still apply?

What kind of long? Any recommendations?

And most importantly, what do I do with my hair?

Kidding - only kind of.

PS: In about 2 weeks I plan on a change with my hair. Thinking 2-3 inches off & going a bit darker.



Dee Stephens said...

I know people say long but I have yet to be at a formal wedding where people actually do it. I would go tea-length and wear your hair up :)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I was in a formal wedding last New Years Eve, so my dress was decided for me, but the Majority of the guests had long gowns. I like long gowns to hide my legs :) And, I think tea length can look pretty bad on some people, especially me and MY legs!! I was IN a formal wedding this fall and the bridal party had knee length there you go- short and long in 2 formal weddings! :)
I am really excited to see some darker hair on you! :) I am going a TINY bit darker after xmas so the Maintenance is less for when Guzzi comes! It will be hard- I have been so light for So long!!

MCW said...

You DO NOT have to wear a long dress. Any length will do for a formal wedding...
Trust me - I live in the fashion capital of the world :)

Dancy said...

I dunno - I think it might be one of those conversations where it depends on your location in the country (like cash bars, or the dollar dance? Some places it's totally acceptable - others, notsomuch). Do you know some of the other groomsman's sig others?? See what they're doing. That's where I'd start.

Does the invitation say "Formal" or "Black Tie Only"? I know it's weird, but that's a big difference. When an invitation says either around here, almost 90% of people comply. You can wear a nice cocktail dress to formal. But from what I've seen - Black Tie is no joke (some dudes do tux, some just go black w/ suits).

If you HAVE to get a gown: Check places like DressBarn, F21, White House/Black Market, discount places like TJMaxx or Nordstrom Rack usually have great gowns for a reasonable price. Hit up a bunch of holiday sales too - formal dresses tend to be on sale a lot after NYE.

I was able to reuse a simple bridesmaids dress once too.

Good luck! Can't wait to see what you pick! :)

Anonymous said...

I don't think you need to do a long dress, personally I think you could get away with a jeweled tone satin dress and call it a day. Paired with sassy shoes, a shawl, and some curls, you'll look good!

I am also thinking of doing a hair overhaul, post pictures of yours when you do so?!


Lil' Woman said...

Oooh can't wait to see the new do!!

Brittany Ann said...

Hmmmm...formal weddings? I don't know if I've ever been to one! But I don't think it requires a long dress.

But I say yes to the hair!