I’m 50 years old (young 50) my nephew is getting married in January in Niagara Falls, NY. Not sure what to wear, its a formal wedding, church at 1:00pm reception at 6. Should I wear a long dress for the reception, and wear a different dress to the church ceremony? Not sure what to do.
When the wedding invitation does not specify Black Tie or Formal Attire, you can assume the dress code is Suits & Dresses. It will be cold in Niagara Falls in January. Wear a warm dress and coat, a hat, gloves, and boots to the ceremony. Dress up your dress for the six o’clock dinner reception with a necklace, heels and a pretty evening bag. It is not so much about the dressiness of the clothing as it is about the quality of the outfit for a destination wedding. You could also wear a very nice skirt-suit, such as one by St. John. Do you really want to be traipsing around in the snow in boots and a long dress? I don’t think so.
If you are still in doubt, ask a member of the bridal party, such as the groom’s mother, or another guest what they are wearing. Just because the bridal party are in formal attire, the dress code for the guests may not be as formal as Black Tie, even when you’re the groom’s aunt.
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