I love daytime weddings because I’m an 80-year-old woman in a 20-something’s body – I’m not really one of those party-until-2 am wedding types (at least, not anymore). Daytime weddings? MY DREAM.
Seriously, guys, invite me for a luncheon all day, erryday.
FOR A WEDDING IN THE MORNING OR AFTERNOON
DRESS: Gal Meets Glam Collection Yvonne Dream Crepe One-Shoulder Dress – on sale for $94.80
Although polyester is a pet peeve of mine, this is an affordable and well-constructed dress that really drapes beautifully. Plus, I love the color. (P.S. I can’t believe I have to tell anyone this, but it’s poor taste to wear white to a wedding if you’re not the bride. Also, do not wear club wear to a wedding at any time of day or night. I’ve seen way too much of this shit recently– you can look cute at a wedding without overshadowing the bride’s special day, or giving other guests things to talk about that will overshadow the day’s festivities)
SHOES: Badgley Mischka Teri Embellished Caged Sandals – $209, but frequently on 40% sale – $125.40
These are shoes that basically look like jewelry to me – unbelievably cute. If the wedding is outdoors, though, prepare your shoes to protect them from mud and grass stains. Generally, you might want to look into an upholstery protectant and/or waterproofing spray, but hairspray will do in a pinch. Also, these heel protecters are godsend – you can get ones with a smaller base, but the stiletto will still sink somewhat into soft dirt, so the broader the heel base, the better. You don’t want your pretty new shoes to get ruined by an inch of mud.
CLUTCH: Jessica McClintock Sparkle Minaudier in Champagne – $34.70
As someone who’s been to a lot of weddings at which attire becomes a great way to display wealth and impress other wedding guests, I frankly think it’s stupid to spend a lot of money on a clutch. Most of us aren’t hitting cocktail parties every night, nor are we going to the opera on a regular basis. A simple clutch that goes with any outfit is great, and this champagne color can lean toward either gold or silver jewelry choices. Clean and classic and not overly embellished while still being a bit glitzy.
OTHER ODDS AND ENDS TO FINISH THE LOOK:
Note: I don’t recommend wearing a necklace with a one-shoulder dress with such a big featured bow – that should be the focal point of the neckline, not additional bling.
- Lafonne Simulated Diamond Threader Earrings – $95
- Miadora Sterling Silver Green Amethyst and Diamond Accent Cocktail Ring – $45.04
- Pori Sterling Silver Byzantino Bracelet – $69.19
Now go celebrate some love!