These days, there are fewer restrictions on wedding attire than there were in years ago, which is excellent in some ways but adds a layer of complexity in others. These days, it’s not uncommon to see the bride and groom in anything other than the standard white dress, the groom in a pastel suit, or the bridesmaids in something they can re-wear again and again.
Do not Dress in White
…or a very light shade of blue. White is the most common result when photographing brighter colors, and it’s always good to be mindful of how your outfit will shoot. While it goes without saying, visitors should not wear white unless desired by the bride.
Don’t Match the Bridesmaids’ Attire
If you don’t want to blend in with the bridal party, you shouldn’t wear any of the wedding’s official colors. The wedding invitation or website will reveal the wedding’s color palette, providing a glimpse into the couple’s aesthetic preferences.
Try not to be *too* Laid-back
I can assure you that the wedding is not as relaxed as the dress code suggests. That is, don’t show up in baggy clothes like sweatpants and t-shirts. One should always err on the side of overdressing rather than underdressing.