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Advice please

(11 Posts)
bleh Mon 03-Aug-09 15:45:01

So, I have this dress from coast which I am probably going to wear to a wedding in France in a few weeks. What to accessorise it with? I have a GOLD clutch bag, but what colour shoes? Is black acceptable at French weddings or will I be booed out of the room/cause the bride to burst into tears?

SilentBob Mon 03-Aug-09 17:18:00

I have no idea re the etiquette of French weddings, but a black dress and gold clutch are screaming for these beauties IMO smile

dexter73 Mon 03-Aug-09 17:20:17

When I went to a French wedding they were all dressed like they were going shopping! The English contingent looked very overdressed!

StinkyFart Mon 03-Aug-09 17:21:34

you need Anna


bleh Mon 03-Aug-09 17:25:00

I was thinking that too. Has she been lurking around today? If anyone sees her, please send her over.

Oooh ... like the shoes.

BonsoirAnna Mon 03-Aug-09 17:52:46


BonsoirAnna Mon 03-Aug-09 17:53:47

First, is it a civil or a religious wedding? In Paris or in the provinces? What kind of reception?

bleh Tue 04-Aug-09 09:15:15

Religous and in the South. The reception is going to be evening and in a hotel I believe.

bleh Tue 04-Aug-09 09:16:11

From DP's description, it will be a rather (for wont of a better word) posh wedding. The family are very wealthy.

BonsoirAnna Tue 04-Aug-09 09:29:54

The South of France is (huge generalisation) more "bling" than the north/Paris and you may find a lot of permatanned women with a lot of gold jewellery! (or you may not, but this is more likely than in the north).

If it's religious, you might want to wear a hat and to cover up for the church. Evening receptions are generally very dressy.

bleh Tue 04-Aug-09 10:02:29

Oooh ... that sounds fun actually (the permatan and the bling jewellery).

Apparently, there is going to be a five hour gap between the ceremony and the reception (I am planning on going to the beach), so I will have time to bling myself up for the evening bit.

Thank you for your help!

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