Are you attending a Las Vegas wedding and just can’t figure out what you’re supposed to wear? Now, this article is for wedding guests, because we know that the bride and groom are all set! Las Vegas weddings are incredibly unique because, on one hand, they can be very traditional and stick to the common customs of wedding etiquette, but at the same time, Las Vegas is so unique and it’s a place where you can be daring. Whether you’re attending a traditional Las Vegas wedding or a less-than-traditional wedding trip to Vegas, here are the Dos and Don’ts of Las Vegas wedding attire from Luckily Little Chapel.

the Dos

Do Consider the Wedding Attire and Dress Code – When it comes to choosing the best outfit for a Las Vegas wedding, take a look at the invitation and read the dress code. Be respectful of the Bride and Groom’s wishes as well as the venue. If you are getting married at a church or synagogue as opposed to a wedding chapel, there may be asked to cover up more.

Do Take the Seasons and Heat Into Consideration – Las Vegas gets HOT. Most of the year is pretty warm, so you want to dress the part when choosing your wedding attire. Avoid wearing overly thick materials, layers, or straight up dark colors.

Do Consider the Time of Day – While Las Vegas does get warm, the evenings are nice enough that you can get away with dressing up a little more than usual. Consider the time of day for the wedding when choosing your wedding outfits.

When in Doubt, Dress Down – If you are unsure about the attire, ask. When in doubt, dress down. The last thing that you want to do is wear a tuxedo or floor-length gown to the wedding and outdo the bride and groom.

the Don’Ts

Don’t Wear White – It should go without saying, but we’re going to say it anyway. Please do not wear white to the wedding unless you are the bride. If you show up wearing white, the bride may be very upset and it is the biggest mistake you could make.

Don’t Wear Crazy Patterns – Las Vegas can be wild, but unless it’s acceptable to the Bride and Groom, try to avoid wearing outfits with wild, technicolor patterns that are better suited for a less formal event. Stick to more elegant, toned down patterns that look nice while not being “too much.”

Wear a Different Color Than the Bridesmaids – if you can find out what the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses will look like, specifically the color, do so and wear a different color. The last thing you want to do is be mistaken for a bridesmaid at the wedding when you aren’t one!