Aaargh! What is the 'etiquette' wrt to what I should wear here?

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Going abroad for my cousin's wedding in less than 3 weeks' time (if that bastard Icelandic vulcano allows…)
Have a dress and shoes and shawl and handbag - sorted.

TODAY my mother tells me that the bride's sister and her mum (my aunt) will be wearing long dresses. My uncle will be wearing a smoking. Apparently.
Nothing in the invitation about dress code.

So, do I just go ahead and wear what I had planned (perfectly nice silk shift and heels etc) or do I need to rethink everything? I don't have any kind of official function on the day btw if that makes a difference, and I will be there with 4 yo DS aka PacificSociopath. Sigh.

Tell me I can just wear what I've got.
Please.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 24-Aug-14 17:39:59

I'd just wear what you've got and if everyone else is in long, then they'll just put it down to your english eccentricity wink

Surely the long dresses are just for those in the bridal party?

Well, yes, I hope it's just the bridal party - there is no clue re dress code on the invitation; I've just checked again.

Wrt to eccentricity: I am quite happy to play that card although we are all the same nationality, namely German. And usually weddings in Germany are much less formal affairs, no hats, no 'bridal party', no matching bridesmaids' outfits etc. I am confused

But thank you for giving me the answer I wanted grin

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 24-Aug-14 17:51:12

Well I think if they haven't specified a dress code then standard wedding attire is fine.

I would rather be slightly underdressed than find your mum has got the wrong end of the stick and you look like a wannabe bridesmaid wink

Oh, good point, MrsCampbell, v good point grin

2 in favour so far, v good.

Wear what you have as let's face it your mum may well have got her wires crossed, then you'll be running round trying to find something for no reason.

I never really care about dress code if I think what I am wearing is classy and I think I look gorgeous grin

Happy36 Sun 24-Aug-14 19:00:15

Your outfit sounds lovely. Don´t worry. Have a fantastic time at the wedding.

MrsKoala Sun 24-Aug-14 19:14:49

your outfit sounds perfect. i wouldn't change it. enjoy the wedding smile

OcadoSubstitutedMyHummus Sun 24-Aug-14 19:23:12

I'm assuming your dress is not knicker skimmingly short in which case it sounds fine.

Everyone knows that mother and father of the bride should be the dressiest and most formal guests.
Go and look faaaaabulous, darling!

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