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Jeans to a wedding reception how much a no-no??

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beyondthestar Sat 23-Jul-16 10:51:51

I need an outfit for a wedding reception asap. I don't own any trousers, I find it hard to find a nice fit and don't wear dresses, won't go into the reasons for that but a dress or skirt is not an option. By jeans I mean jet black , nicely fitted (new) skinny ones, with a nice top, light coloured blazer, accessories etc. I this a complete no? Surely black trousers will look the same in a darkened room? or is black just a general no-no?


Doobigetta Sat 23-Jul-16 10:55:22

Is it the evening do, or the formal bit with speeches? If just the evening do, I think you'd maybe just about get away with it if you've really got no other options. The formal reception with food and speeches, I really don't think that's ok, sorry. Unless of course they've specifically said jeans are fine. But usually even a casual dress code for a wedding means no jeans.

beyondthestar Sat 23-Jul-16 10:55:52

Apologies for duplicate thread, it didn't show as posted

beyondthestar Sat 23-Jul-16 10:57:02

I'm not really sure tbh, it's from 7:30 pm so I would think just the party part of it all, there is no meal planned just a buffet

burnishedsilver Sat 23-Jul-16 11:05:43

Complete no from me. Sorry.

srtajuanita Sat 23-Jul-16 11:12:49

I think if it's the evening party, and you go super glam with top, shoes, accessories etc, then you'll be fine. Not for the ceremony, though, ever. flowers

Buddahbelly Sat 23-Jul-16 11:15:15

For the evening bit I think you'd get away with it, just.

For my cousins wedding 6 years ago someone turned up to the whole day wearing skinny jeans and a vest top with jacket over. My aunt's still talk about wearing that outfit to a wedding.

Simmi1 Sat 23-Jul-16 11:17:52

I wouldn't even for the evening part but agree if you're super glam with the top, accessories and shoes then you'll probably get away with it.

everythingsgoingsouth Sat 23-Jul-16 11:21:17

You see, i would have thought, if it was the ceremony/day do, you would be a wanted/cherished guest so as long as the jeans and other bits were clean, smart and as formal as poss,that would be ok.
And if it's the party bit, I'd be fine with that anyway.
May depend how classy the wedding is I well do you know the couple? could you speak with them?

RNBrie Sat 23-Jul-16 11:24:38

Totally fine for evening only.

Gardenbirds123 Sat 23-Jul-16 11:25:49

No no no no noooooo


Wishfulmakeupping Sat 23-Jul-16 11:26:28

Fine for evening do IMO black jeans normally just look like black trousers anyway and that would be fine so don't see the difference

PotteringAlong Sat 23-Jul-16 11:27:03

No no no no no.

squoosh Sat 23-Jul-16 11:28:56

Absolutely fine for the evening do.

Simmi1 Sat 23-Jul-16 11:31:48

Agree that depends on venue and type of wedding. I've been to some very formal weddings where I don't think it would be OK even in the evening. I've also been to more casual type wedding where it would be absolutely fine.

SheSparkles Sat 23-Jul-16 11:32:29

My gut reaction is no, but in the real world I'm thinking they're brand new and jet black, and as long as you make big effort with hair etc then you won't look like you've not made an effort so it's a yes from me-but only because it's the evening do

SciFiFan2015 Sat 23-Jul-16 12:09:42

My beloved cousin came to my wedding in an outfit many would have thought unsuitable for a wedding (all day guest). I didn't care. I wanted her there, she could have worn a bin bag and I've been delighted to see her. She's in the photos too.

AnecdotalEvidence Sat 23-Jul-16 12:59:47

Are you saying you only ever wear jeans?

I don't think jeans are ok for a wedding reception.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sat 23-Jul-16 13:14:14

With nice top and shoes? Completely fine for evening do IMHO. If I was getting married it wouldn't bother me if you wore nice, black jeans to the ceremony / meal either tbh.

I'd far prefer that than some of the far too short, backless, low cut numbers I've seen some people wear to weddings <clutches pearls> wink.

YouSay Sat 23-Jul-16 13:15:37

No no no no. Can you not get a pair of black skinny trousers instead?

Sparkletastic Sat 23-Jul-16 13:15:44

Didn't we have exact same thread a couple of weeks ago?

AbbeyRoadCrossing Sat 23-Jul-16 13:18:07

I wouldn't wear jeans or go in black to a wedding reception sorry

NeverTalksToStrangers Sat 23-Jul-16 13:19:12

No. Definitely not if in Ireland but then we do much dressier weddings than england for starters.

A dressy jumpsuit however would be fab.

DioneTheDiabolist Sat 23-Jul-16 13:20:52

Jeans are great, I spend most of my life in them. However they are not appropriate for all occassions, a wedding is one of them. Find and buy a pair of trousers OP.

specialsubject Sat 23-Jul-16 13:41:55

I didn't care or notice what people wore to my very small wedding - but that may not be the case for the full works job where you do have to make an effort.

£20 black trousers from next. Do for all smart occasions.

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