What to Wear?

Posted by bridalbuds on Jan 18, 2010

wedding invite

I got invited to a black tie, Catholic wedding that’s taking place in February in Washington, D.C. We met the lovely couple at Pre Cana (remember I talked about how much we enjoyed it before?) and became friends fast. They are actually getting married at our venue as well and were kind enough to invite us along.  Unfortunately, Gardenia dude will be in New Orleans that weekend for my future brother-in-law’s bachelor party, but I’m not going to miss it.  That being said, I need some advice about attire.  Do I wear a gown to the church part of the wedding that starts at 3pm? The reception does not start until 7pm so there is a lag where I could go home and change and for some reason, I feel a bit strange wearing an evening gown to a church at 3pm in the afternoon.

What are your thoughts? The bride has told me I could do either, but since I don’t know any of their friends at this stage, I don’t really have anyone else to ask, therefore I’m turning to the BridalBuds community – any advice?