Monday, October 3, 2011

Weddings and Rants

This weekend, I flew up to Wisconsin to attend the wedding of my boyfriend's high school buddy.  It was a beautiful day for a wedding; crisp air, fall leaves, and nice sunshine.  It was a wonderful day to attend a wedding with a shap dressed man. Isn't he handsome?
Dress: Calvin Klein
Jacket: mac & jac
Clutch: Jessica Simpson Collection
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Gloves: gifted from my mother


So here comes the rant part of this little post.  I love going to weddings. I like dressing up, dancing, having drinks, watching people I care about commit to a life together, and catching up with friends and family.  Some people, however, do not understand the "dressing up" part.  I've been to several weddings this year, and I am amazed at what some people have the nerve to wear.  JEANS? CUT OFF TEE SHIRTS? TIMBERLAND WORK BOOTS?  HOODIES?  C'mon people, this is someone's wedding, not a barn dance.  I think I would be deeply offended if someone showed up to my wedding wearing a stained up tee shirt. 
I understand that some weddings are more formal while others are casual, but IMHO, jeans are never appropriate for a wedding.  At least put on some khakis if you can't pull out a suit or nice dress. 

Am I crazy for thinking that a wedding is a nice occasion that deserves a nice well-dressed audience?  Would you ever wear jeans to a wedding?

17 comments:

laura said...

You both look smashing! I love it when my husband dresses up, especially when we go to special events like weddings. I just simply adore men in suits!

I also don't understand how people can just go to weddings without dressing up. I mean, seriously, why not take the extra time to look a little bit more presentable, right?
♥ laura

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Christine said...

I have to agree about the jeans, and you two looked damn fine for that event!
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Frannie Pantz said...

I absolutely 100% agree with you. It drives me crazy when people don't take these things into consideration! Weddings, Court, graduations . . . who puts that little effort into these events!!!!????? I love your pretty outfit though. Way to show 'em how it's done!

DaniellaBella said...

I totally agree! I was at a wedding this summer than 35% of the guests looked like they just came out of a dive bar. I tried not to dress up too much as it was outdoors but I was still the most dressed up by far! And the groomsmen changed out of their suits the minute speeches were done. I mean, come on, it's one night! Can't you keep your suit on for 5 hours???

K said...

No, you are not crazy! The weddings I've gone to this year, I remember looking at people and wondering what the heck they were thinking. I mean, I really do understand not wanting to go formal but khaki shorts and mandals are not ok for a wedding. Mandals aren't ok at all...but especially to a wedding. Drives me mad. People seem to have stopped trying at all. Thank god for people like you!

Anonymous said...

Nope, not crazy. Weddings and funerals you should dress up for.

At my uncles funeral a few weeks ago, his own son was wearing jeans and a football jersey. Who does that?

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Alyssa said...

I think that is so disrespectful! If anyone showed up to my wedding dressed like that, they would be sent back home.

anyWHO! You and your boyfriend looked stunning!!!

Melissa @ ClosetFloorFinds said...

I am SO with you. The things people wear to the theatre (as in broadway and the like), church, and especially weddings are appalling. I can't believe it every time.

Love your coat!

SassyUptownChic said...

I can't fathom what people are thinking about when they do that Kinsey! It's beyond me and your thoughts are right on point girl. You two look amazing. The color of your Calvin Klein dress is amazing (peek at the pleats). Adorable clutch and coat! :D
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Viktoria with a K said...

I completely agree with you!! I went to a wedding in Indy a few years ago.. it was in some building like a billion floors up into the sky... Super fancy.. and the relatives were all dressed like they were headed to Hawaii with jeans and Hawaiian print shirts. My husband and I were overdressed compared to the majority of the guests. I was appalled.

Lindsay said...

I completely agree. It shows respect for the bride and groom, their friends and family who are part of the wedding, and that as a person you generally respect yourself. You can still be comfortable while wearing dressed up clothes. Unless you're getting married out in the snow, there is no reason that a woman can not be wearing a dress or skirt, but call me old-fashioned. :)

'Tia said...

Loving the whole look...especially the trench!!!

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Rebecca said...

That is a great jacket, and I always try to dress up for special events.

Sandy a la Mode said...

you two look soo great! LOVE the jacket!!

BoutiqueGirl said...

I have just found your blog and I look forward to reading more!

You look beautifully dressed for a wedding at this time of year.
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Sick by Trend said...

wow you look fabulous :)

xx

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Bravoe Runway said...

I had to re-read the statement you wrote regarding the attire that folks sported to that wedding. I am sorry, but a wedding is a time to celebrate and when you celebrate a life-changing event you should be in presentable attire. You my friend....look beautiful, and I love the gorgeous red hair and the styling you did!