The other day, a reader (sent via our AskMartha@MarthaStewartWeddings.com mailbox) was worried about what to wear at her wedding. This is her second wedding, and she is 60 years old, and she is wondering, among other things, "Should I wear a suit?"
Of course, first she needs to decide the type of party she's going to have. At ANY age a bride should choose her clothes to be in balance with the time of day and the formality of the event. A big party in the evening? That calls for a long, fancy dress. An intimate yet joyful luncheon? A pretty suit.
That reminded me of a conversation with a listener during Martha Stewart Radio's "Living Today" radio show (Tuesdays at 3pm Eastern, at Sirius 112)
This listener, when planning her second wedding, deliberately chose a luncheon, specifically so she *could* wear a smashing suit. Which she wore over and over again.
Why? She had no more patience for an expensive gown that she would wear only once. Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt--er, dress.
Something to think about! Which came first for you -- the gown, or the party?