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French Wedding What to wear??

Hello I am going to my first french wedding and was wondering what to wear. Do women wear hats and feathers still?>
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Re: French Wedding What to wear??

i went to a french/swiss wedding, and girls were wearing pretty much the thing you'd see at any wedding. Hats feathers, nope didnt see any of those, but the girls all looked fantastic pretty dressed up, but it was a bit of a mix between casual and formal....
Wont think you'll be needing a hat, more like a bonnet in the -5 it will probably be....

enjoy! Oh and if its anything like the one I went to, I would suggest not eating anything for about 3 days before it so you can stuff yourself crazy at it....there was alot alot of food....and alcohol. Started at 4pm and finished at 4am, prepare for a loooong day/night of partying.
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Re: French Wedding What to wear??

Hi Lizz66...

Having a French hubby, we have been invited to a few weddings over the years, and to sum it up, your "toilette" absolutely depends on what region the wedding is being held in ... the Paris region, for example, is notably smarter overall. It also depends, as in any other country, the "social" (perceived or otherwise!) standing of the family involved. The age(s) of the couple also play a large role in the overall tone of the day, again like anywhere else. To give you an idea, I have seen attendees dressed in the full monty chatting beside someone wearing jeans! This is the biggest difference for me compared to the North American, Asian or British weddings I have been to.

Being very attached to my scottish roots, and loving the fact that I am not someone who conforms very well, I always wear a hat for the daytime festivities - - and while there have been only one or two other women at a couple of the weddings wearing one as well, I fear I am known as "la folle Ecossaise", a title I bear proudly ... One thing I have noticed though, is that often there is a break between the "vin d'honneur" and the dinner in the evening (if you are invited for that). It is very common for the women, and sometimes the men as well, to change outfits ... of course this again depends on the weather and formality of the event.

Regardless, you will have a lot of fun and a lot to eat and drink!!

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Re: French Wedding What to wear??

go with the hat, with French events you can never be over dressed only under dressed.
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I believe that black lacy numbers and suspenders are de-rigueur
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Re: French Wedding What to wear??

Hi everybody !

As a french woman, I will say that you have to ask the bride if she wants hat or not !
She must have a very clear idea of what she wants ! Sometimes you have to wear 2 "tenues" = one for the chirch, one for the dinner ! For the chirch, you will wear a hat, and for the dinner a long dress.....BUT only if it is a BIG wedding !!!
Ask the bride if she wants this kind of wedding ! She is THE ONE who decide !

HAve fun !
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Do women wear hats and feathers still?>
I used to be married to a Frenchy but I don't recall any of the female guests dressed in just hats and feathers..
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