Wediquette Wednesday: What is the appropriate guest attire for a brunch wedding?


Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)


Question: My boyfriend and I are invited to a brunch wedding in a few weeks. We’ve only ever attended evening weddings, so we are unsure of the appropriate attire. What is the appropriate guest attire for a brunch wedding?

Answer: Brunch weddings are becoming more and more popular, so this is a great and timely question. First, be sure to visit the couple’s wedding website. They may have included attire suggestions on the site. If they aren’t making specific requests for guest attire (a certain color palette for example) or if it’s vague and says something like “brunch chic,” defer to traditional brunch attire. This usually means a lighter, softer color palette for all genders, as well as possibly botanical patterns. Though any pattern in a light color palette would also be appropriate for the occasion and time of day. Since it is a wedding, unless the couple requests otherwise, remember to avoid wearing all white or anything too flashy.


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