What (Not) To Wear to a Wedding

Hey guys!! I've had this post in my drafts for a while now and in the spirit of Wedding Saturday, I decided to post it up today.

I have been to a few weddings and I've come to realise that here in Lagos, as far as the dress code for wedding guests goes, anything goes! I've seen ladies wearing full on club attire, potential reception dresses to white dresses in different styles at weddings and I ask myself sometimes, what is proper wedding guest attire?

My friends and I have has this debate several times, and at the top of the list is whether or not it is proper to wear white to a wedding? Some people think it is, some don't. My friend who recently got married even went as far as putting it in her wedding invitation that white dresses were not allowed (you know that Nigerians don't "hear word", so extreme measures are needed at times).

Personally, i don't think it is proper to wear white as a guest unless the invitation says to do so (never seen or heard of one that did), or you are a bridesmaid a la Kim Kardashian's wedding. My thing is, that's the one day in every girl's life where she's guaranteed to be the the centre of everyone's attention and no one should intentionally or unintentionally upstage or rain on the bride's parade. I'm sure some of you may say is it that serious? how can a guest outshine a bride? Welllll, I've seen that happen here in Lagos. These days, no one plays when it comes to weddings, guests have professional makeup done, custom made dresses. Don't believe me, pay a visit to the nearest MUAs (short for makeup artist) studio on a Saturday and if you are on Instagram, I'm sure you don't doubt me lool.

I'm not bashing anyone or opposed to looking great, most people including me suck at doing makeup and I definitely wouldn't go to a wedding looking like a nun. I also don't think I would get angry if a guest wore white to my wedding, however I feel that guests should be mindful of the bride (and groom) when deciding on what to wear to weddings, it is her day after all. 

What do you guys think?

Photos by Tolu Kush Photography 

Dress- Zara
Shoes- Zara
Earrings- Asos

Have a restful weekend
Love, Segi
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  1. I agree that a lot of females in Lagos take the *rhymes with hiss* as wedding guests! Now, I understand that some are trying to attract attention, but why should I see your undies in your very mini dress?!?! I don't have a problem with slits, but they're getting higher and higher everyday. In addition, your boobs should NOT be a free for all (guilty of this sha - sometimes I don't realize how big they are).

    As far as wearing white, I had a black and white beach wedding, so I didn't care if anyone wore white. At my sister's wedding though, my aunt showed up in a floor-length white beaded lace dress (my cousin was sooooo mad at her mum) and my friend's wife showed up in a tea-length white dress (which was the same silhouette as my sister's reception dress).

  2. I really do not have problems with people wearing white to wedding, because sometimes some associations do have white as their uniforms/aso ebi, and if you invite them you have no choice. But I do have problems with ladies wearing club clothes to weddings or showing off boobs, why not restrict these clothes to where they belong. between I love your outfit, It looks so much like a dress from virgos lounge, but its Zara, they won't kill us o with their unique designs. nice post.


  3. But agbalagba women wear white iro and buba to weddings, abi that one too is not allowed?

  4. I agree with you as guests should not wear white on wedding day.Yetunde Bakare, there are some conditions where you have to manage as you said about some associations. Wedding is a big day in everyone's life and they want it to be a special on. So i agree that white dress should not be wore by guests. If some associates wear white then you can make different choice as well like as you can select wedding dress color according to wedding venue theme.

  5. Lovely dress.


  6. I totally have a similar dress, I just 'DIY-ed' some pearls onto mine and it made all the difference. Nonetheless, Beautiful beautiful dress!


  7. Please what hair did you use for your braids?