What to wear for summer wedding

Jul 24th, 2006, 06:40 PM
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What to wear for summer wedding

Hi, I will be in Perth for a wedding next March. What do people wear for church weddings in Australia? What about outdoor weddings. Thanks
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Jul 24th, 2006, 07:21 PM
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Similar to what you'd wear for a wedding in the US. Usually you can get away with a nice skirt and blouse.

A lot of the more 'mature' women wear hats to the ceremony.. not many young people continue the tradition.
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Jul 24th, 2006, 08:11 PM
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the dress code would normally be indicated on the invitation. The most commonly used dress codes for aus 'parties' are below.

Also, check this for some more info http://www.thelounge.com.au/show_lib...rticle_ID=4652

BLACK TIE: Black tie events traditionally call for a full-length evening dress or ball gown for women and tuxedos for men. The dress should be elegant and classy without being too showy. Accessories are de rigueur as well as a simple clutch or beaded evening bag.

SEMI-FORMAL: Perhaps the trickiest of all dress codes, semi-formal means that formal attire is not required but nor is casual attire appropriate. For an evening event, this means dark suits for him (tie optional) or a pair of tailored pants and streamlined shirt, and for her a cocktail dress. Daytime semi-formal events mean a suit with or without a tie for him and a suit or a sleek dress for her.

FORMAL: This dress code follows the same principles as black tie but with slightly looser interpretation. With modern dress codes coming into play you could wear a cocktail-style dress, full-length gown or dressy evening seperates. Men wear suits but in more up-to-the minute locations they can get away with a streamlined suit, dark shirt and no tie.

LOUNGE SUIT: This usually suggests that the hosts are aware you'll be coming straight from work. It's easy to get this right by starting with a work outfit then changing your top and/or shoes into something a little more glamorous.

COCKTAIL: The little black dress is the simple answer to this dress code dilemma. Shorter, yet elegant dresses are appropriate for her while for him a fitted suit cracks the code.



BLACK TIE: Black tie events traditionally call for a full-length evening dress or ball gown for women and tuxedos for men. The dress should be elegant and classy without being too showy. Accessories are de rigueur as well as a simple clutch or beaded evening bag.

SEMI-FORMAL: Perhaps the trickiest of all dress codes, semi-formal means that formal attire is not required but nor is casual attire appropriate. For an evening event, this means dark suits for him (tie optional) or a pair of tailored pants and streamlined shirt, and for her a cocktail dress. Daytime semi-formal events mean a suit with or without a tie for him and a suit or a sleek dress for her.

FORMAL: This dress code follows the same principles as black tie but with slightly looser interpretation. With modern dress codes coming into play you could wear a cocktail-style dress, full-length gown or dressy evening seperates. Men wear suits but in more up-to-the minute locations they can get away with a streamlined suit, dark shirt and no tie.

LOUNGE SUIT: This usually suggests that the hosts are aware you'll be coming straight from work. It's easy to get this right by starting with a work outfit then changing your top and/or shoes into something a little more glamorous.

COCKTAIL: The little black dress is the simple answer to this dress code dilemma. Shorter, yet elegant dresses are appropriate for her while for him a fitted suit cracks the code.



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Jul 25th, 2006, 08:26 PM
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avoid anything that says smart casual - absolutely no-one knows what this is!
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Jul 25th, 2006, 09:53 PM
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In the last 20 years I don't think we've been to a single wedding that's been held in a church - all outdoors, all civil marriage celebrants, no particular dress code at all that I remember. We must move in heathen circles, but then Australia is a distinctly more heathen country than the US.

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