My boyfriend’s cousin is getting married tomorrow. I thought it was at 5 o’clock at a country club- so I went out today and bought the CUTEST black cocktail dress and cute heels. I even made my own bracelet and earrings to match! And I bought a cute cocktail ring to tie it all together (it’s a little grandma-ish, but I thought I could pull it off with the right attitude). *SEE EXHIBIT A*
THEN my boyfriend called his cousin (a girl), to see how she was doing, and double checking the times, etc. She said that actually the ceremony is at 3:30pm on a beach, and the reception is at 5pm at the country club. And she told my bf to tell me to wear a "sundress".
SO, frantically, I try to think of a more casual dress to wear. I just got back from Hawaii on Wednesday, and I bought a really cute dress there- but it is mostly white. *SEE EXHIBIT B*. I have cute shoes to match it- but is it too white? The last thing I want to do tomorrow is upset anyone in my bf’s family- especially his cousin.
And if neither of these dresses are appropriate, I do have one more-
It is brown and white patterned, kimono style, I have cute brown heels I can wear with it. It is basically my go-to dress. I wear it a lot, but my bf’s fam hasn’t seen it, so it should be okay. *SEE EXHIBIT C*
P.S. Exhibit C was my senior year of college (about 7 months ago)! I’m not an alchy!!
Exhibit A http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=9t255h&s=4
Exhibit B http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=6gzjol&s=4
Exhibit C http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=16j1tt0&s=4
I REALLY wish I could wear the first one, since I bought it all today, but I don’t want to stand out because I am too formal… but then again it is better to overdress than underdress…BUT she also told me to wear a "sun dress"
What are your thoughts??
I don’t feel like putting the dress back on right now! I’ve already tried all the dresses on 10x tonight! BUT The dress looks VERY similar to this one:
Only it has the metal belt thing in the front- but same V-neck, and same length.
Love- I like the way you think!
I am leaning more toward A because I think it is SUPER cute, and I love the shoes! The ceremony will probably be short (1.5 hrs at the most, since the reception is at 5pm), and I’m just going to be sitting down the whole time, so I think the black one will be okay. I think it will be the best option for the reception.
-Do guests really change for the beach and the reception? I can understand the bride doing it, but wouldn’t I look silly doing a wardrobe change!??
Also- here is the ring I bought to go with the black dress- love it or lose it? The detail on the dress is the same green color, gold and diamonds.
I feel like I can pull it off with the whole outfit. OR do you think it is just awful?
ALSO- I don’t think it will be too "serious" of an event- this is her second wedding, she has two kids with her ex, and is 9months pregnant with her fiance- so I think if I go with the black, it won’t be THAT big of a deal if it isn’t 100% appropriate. I’d rather be overdressed.
ahhhhh… but then again she did say SUN DRESS!