The wedding starts at noon and it will be non stop until midnight. The ceremony will be exactly at 13:00, then a cocktail hour before lunch, lunch (lunch time in Mexico city could go between 2-4:30), then the party for 500 guests, and for the few still left after dinner there will be a dinner snack, so it goes non-stop until almost midnight.
Winter is not really cold in Mexico City it is just that this place is close to the woods and it is super windy, even during the spring. Is bright green emerald a color for this season to wear at night? Should I match it with black or nude shoes? How about a navy gown, is it too dark to wear for the ceremony in the daytime? I don’t want to look overdressed with a gown at a formal wedding?
I’m also considering a couple of red dresses I have, one is halter mermaid-style with an uneven hemline and the other one is a midi- strapless with a black ribbon that separates the chest from the skirt (imperial style). I have both short or long black and camel coats. I also have silver shoes. My husband is going to wear a gray suit (lighter than gray oxford) with a yellow tie.
I’m 32 and 5’2″ and size 0 just in case it helps with your advice. I would appreciate your advice on what you consider to be my best options.
–Monica, Mexico City, Mexico
Your choice of jewel tones is flattering and trendy. Since the formal part of the wedding is early in the day you would wear black shoes or shoes the color of the dress — which looks more amethyst than navy in the photo you sent — with a long coat. The length of the coat should be the same as the length of the dress.
Wear the emerald dress at night with the silver colored or nude shoes — nude is more fun and youthful. Don’t wear the mermaid dress because it sounds like an evening gown, whereas your navy dress looks more like a bridesmaid-style dress — perfect for a wedding guest.
Don’t wear a red dress because sometimes a bride in Mexico will wear a red dress either for the ceremony or change into red for the reception. You never want to wear white or red to a wedding in Mexico out of respect for the bride on her wedding day.
Personally, what I simply love for a nighttime reception for a young woman your age is a knee-length chiffon in a print such as the one to the left of your question. Chiffon looks so lovely on the dance floor and florals are on trend.
You need not worry about being cold as there will most likely be outdoor heaters or you’ll be inside a heated tent. With 500 guests attending, you won’t be cold on the dance floor.
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