There are two seasons in my life, football season and wedding season. Engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and weddings, oh my! My spring and summer calendar is full of wedding celebrations. Though I enjoy reuniting with old friends, sharing memories, and celebrating the unity of marriage, my bank account takes a hit from my wedding season wardrobe. This inspired me to create looks for popular wedding dress codes, with the help of Goodwill of course. Without further ado, here’s Part 4 of Decoding Wedding Dress Codes: Festive (Check out earlier posts on Black Tie, Black Tie Optional, and Semiformal!)
The “Festive” dress code appears to be a new phenomena in the wedding world. So what exactly does it mean? Anything goes? Not quite ANYTHING, but think cocktail with a bold and funky twist. The stuffy rules of a more formal affair are relaxed for both men and women. Men can opt for a trendy suit with a fun tie or bow tie. Women should not shy away from patterns or bold colors. This dress code often pops up around the holidays. Have fun with it!
If you haven’t jumped on the jumpsuit bandwagon, I’ll scoot over and save you a seat. My mom hit the Goodwill gold mine when she snagged this Zara jumpsuit at Goodwill for me. It’s a steal for $7.99!! I pity the fool that let this slip away, but my closet is eternally grateful. The backless look isn’t a look I would wear to a conservative wedding, but it’s the perfect bold statement for a “festive” wedding!
P.S. Thanks to Homestead Manor for allowing us to use their beautiful venue! (Their brunch is delicious too!)
Wedding season is finally winding down for me so you will see much more activity on the blog. I can’t wait to share some of the great posts I’m working on! Is there anything you would like to see on Goldwill Digger? leave me a comment below or shoot me an e-mail!