When the invitation says “Festive Attire” it’s relatively new that can leave many guests scratching their heads. Basically this means look nice but feel free to incorporate a little flair. For this invite guests are given the go-ahead to have fun and play with their look. A festive wedding is most often “a lively, fun party,” which relies heavily on the location and date of the event. The safe bet is to wear color, bold jewelry, and sparkly details showing that you’re ready to have a good time.
While the guys can always wear a playful vibe with a velvet blazer or a classic suit with a fun tie, or go simpler with a dark suit or a nice cashmere sweater or silk shirt and slacks, the girls can opt for a party dress in a fun color, cute design, or joyful print, paired with playful accessories. Go all out with sophisticated bling and a vibrant dress, or you can even add more glad tidings with statement accents: a bib necklace, red pumps, or a glittery clutch. Think shine, in your dress, shoes, beaded clutch, and jewelry, and you’re all set, but make sure to still think of a balanced look, and never overdo the bride.
Although in this wedding you are allowed to have fun with your look, one must-follow rule when attending someone else’s wedding is to show respect, compliment, and joy to the couple, so wear something appropriate. You can look sexy and flirty, but make sure you don’t want to look like you’re on your way to the night club. It’s perfectly acceptable to wear a floral-patterned tea-length cocktail dress; but be sure your style isn’t too ‘look at me’ over the bride. Go for subtlety and balance in any pattern you wear. Take a look at some suggestions of festive wedding guest dress from various stores.