Weddings can be truly beautiful and magical moments, allowing you to spend time with your close friends and family and connect over the celebration of the happy couple.
With the COVID still lingering around it has become imperative that life must still move on regardless. Thus it has resulted in so many restrictions especially with shuffling between places and events.
For some countries and regions like Ghana, a ban on wedding ceremonies has been imposed by the government but that means anyone can get married with a maximum of 25 persons present.
This breaks my heart because for some of us we are used to attending weddings in grand style i.e taking our regalia into consideration, the aura we ooze, and oh the entourage we usually carry along.
But should you be invited as one of the selected few, here are some important things you must note;
Finding the right outfit
I just cannot stress harder on this point as it is extremely important as a man or woman of style to always find the right outfit to grace such blissful moments.
Always draw inspiration from somewhere to find an outfit that not only reflects your style and personality but is suitable for the occasion and does not clash with the bride’s outfit.
A traditional African wedding, for example, might see you wearing some colorful garments, where lighter tones may be required for a Western wedding.
Well if you really want to slay, the invitation often gives a hint as to the dress code, but if you’re not sure, then speak with friends and family so you don’t under/overdress.
More importantly always remember simplicity is class; no two ways!
Matching the right accessories
Accessories are a very important aspect of your look.
First off, the kind or type of dress you select will inform the kinds of accessories to use.
If you are doing a suit you might want to reduce the chains and many brightly coloured accessories and I am done with matching nose mask with the outfit.
Just get a disposable mask so as to be able to serve some cheek bone looks anytime you feel like smiling for the camera.
For a guy always ensure your belt color is matching your shoes, watch, and or clutch or wallet. Your brooch must catch attention.
If it’s kaftan, how well designed is it? Are you matching it with a pair of glittering sandals or some chaste shoes?
For a lady ensure you have the right make-up on your face, a thin necklace (that’s classy), the right stiletto (love them), is it body con or gown (please don’t overshadow the bride okay), if it bone straight hair you want go for it!
Buying a gift
One of the hardest parts about attending a wedding is deciding on what you should buy the newlyweds as a wedding gift. Well if you should ask me, I will present cash to the newlyweds by putting the amount of money in a very nice envelope and dropping it at the gift table after which I will sign my name beautifully to indicate that I repped.
You know the thing about gifts is how bulky and uneasy sometimes it gets to carry from your house to the venue. Don’t stress yourself because trust me these couples even want the physical cash to settle accruing bills after the wedding.
Of course, it’s not been tested or proven that covid is transmitted through food but try as much as possible not to eat.
This is because you want to reduce the rate of physical contact and even the chance of contracting anything.
After all, you are there to share in the joy of the couple and not to munch on their food and go to your house (that’s me most times though… lol) period!
Apart from that it will prevent you from soiling your beautiful dress or bloating your stomach which of course a body con will sell you out.
So a sip on wine with some pastries will do thus eat before attending a wedding during this period.
Go alone and not with your extended family
Some time ago my uncle was invited to a high profiled wedding for which he took me along. Little did we know it was strictly by invitation so I was prevented from entering the auditorium where the reception was happening, oh my! You can imagine the embarrassment that caused us.
Since then I vowed not to attend a function uninvited or with a friend all because I am escorting you no.
Already there are restrictions, so desist from attending events which come by invitation with your sons, daughters, aunties, mothers etc because the host has budgeted just for you alone and not ‘the-two-of-the-both-of-you’.
So that is basically how you can carry yourself to weddings during this pandemic. Remember to always be on time just so you don’t miss the most important moments like the “you may kiss your bride” .
If you want to be noticed some tip for you, strut in moments before the bride processes, and oh your contact list might just increase!
Author: David Asante | universnewsroom.com