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Canadian weddings - dress code?

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MaidOfStars Thu 05-Feb-15 16:47:20

Anyone got any idea whether dress codes for weddings in Canada follow UK levels of formality or more American prom style? Or something different?

The wedding is small but glam. No guidance on invitation. Could ask other guests but thought I'd put a quick one out here first and hide my cluelessness from the people I know


minibmw2010 Thu 05-Feb-15 18:49:30

What time does it start? If late I'd say very glam.

MaidOfStars Fri 06-Feb-15 13:43:53

Thanks. It's a day to evening thing, small ceremony, posh dinner. I'll look at cocktail dresses rather than shifts then smile

momb Fri 06-Feb-15 13:47:38

If formal then red jacket and wide brimmed black hat.
If informal checked shirt and jeans.

DownAtFraggleRock Fri 06-Feb-15 15:08:51

No hats - so i'm told by my Canadian colleague

stargirl1701 Fri 06-Feb-15 15:09:42

Momb gringringrin

MaidOfStars Fri 06-Feb-15 15:11:05

Oooh, hadn't thought of head gear (am not a hat person anyway).

DidoTheDodo Fri 06-Feb-15 15:11:14

I know a Canadian wedding planner and she always looks like the mother of the suit in a pastel shade, bloody great hat etc.

This is not a recommendation for you.

MaidOfStars Fri 06-Feb-15 15:12:28

Ha, only just got the red jacket/black hat thing. A mountie, yeah?

mowglik Fri 06-Feb-15 15:15:42

What does the invite look like? Should be a clue there as to what sort of feel the event will have

burnishedsilver Fri 06-Feb-15 18:25:17

Double denim for men is known as a Canadian tuxedo. I wonder if there's a clue in that.

HerRoyalNotness Fri 06-Feb-15 18:31:26

The two I've been to in Canada, a lot of women wore a less formal dress to the ceremony and changed into a cocktail dress to the evening event.

No hats to be seen at all. I had a hair piece, small hattish thing to wear for one of them, but couldn't get the bugger in as they'd made it with the comb too tight against the hat part. Still gutted about that...

bringmejoy2015 Fri 06-Feb-15 20:52:59

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HermioneWeasley Sat 07-Feb-15 09:50:49

My impression is it's not as dressy as the states. I once walked past a bridal party in Vancouver and the bridesmaids were all wearing standard strapless dresses with Birkenstocks.

bringmejoy2015 Sat 07-Feb-15 09:55:38

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