What to Wear to a Wedding if There is no Dress Code

More likely than not you’ve experienced the moment of panic as the most under dressed person in the room. When it comes to planning a wedding outfit (one of our favorite things to do!) often the invitation or wedding website will mention a dress code. But sometimes it doesn’t mention anything and if you’re anything like us, procrastination often has us rushing around just days before the wedding with nothing to wear. But do not worry we are here to help

First, start by researching the venue. The wedding website may not mention dress code but it likely gives a location and time. The venue can give you many clues as to expected dress when it was not mentioned on any provided information. Indoors at a luxury, boutique hotel will likely be a more black-tie or formal occasion where outdoors along the river at a popular barbeque pit will let you know to lend an air of casual formality to your outfit. Most of Lake Tahoe’s venues will most likely have some sort of outdoor element so it’s important to take that into consideration while planning your outfit. Comfortable shoes and a jacket for those cold nights are always a good idea.

If you’re still stuck, pull out the wedding invitation and evaluate for further details. Whether or not anything is listed, look at the quality of the invitation. A rule of thumb is the higher end the invitation is the dressier the attire is. If all else fails a little black dress can never steer you wrong. A tea length hemline is more appropriate than a short dress one for most venues and a long dress is not only classy but it also can keep you warm when the sun goes down. You can always dress up a simpler dress with some statement jewelry or a boldly colored pair of shoes. Whatever you wear make sure you’re comfortable in it! Confidence and a smile is your best accessory.