I was invited to a 4pm wedding at a church and a reception at a country club. The invite didn’t say how formal or informal it was. Is it ok if I wear a nice pin striped pants with a top and heals. I don’t have a dress that fits me best so this is my only option right now.
What I recommend is to simply call and ask. It is better to know for sure than to guess and possibly be embarrased later.
Donna, Wedding Queen, President; Top Wedding Sites
You can usually tell the formality of the event for the level of formality of the invitations, the time of day and the event location.
Lori of ModelBride.com
If I were you, I’d call someone to find out the formality of the wedding. If the occasion is too formal for a pants suit, my suggestion is to get a simple black dress. A black dress is a classic look. Depending on how formal the reception is would depend on how you accessorize.
To make the dress more formal you can add a lacey shawl, crystal chandelier drop earrings and bracelet. Even a beaded bag (doesn’t have to be black, you can have fun with it) would dress up your look in a stylish fashion.