What to Wear to a Country Club Wedding

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Posted by: RachelHenson
Posted on: 07/12/2023

When you receive an invitation to a family member or friend’s wedding, the excitement soon gives way to inevitable question: “What should I wear?”.

Understanding the etiquette for different wedding venues and the specific wedding you’ll be attending is always beneficial. Ideally, you want to feel prepared, confident, and look amazing.

Country clubs have an expected dress code, and this, matched with any special requirements from the bride and groom, can make choosing your outfit a daunting task.

To help, we’ve provided some hints and tips on what to wear to a country club wedding in Nottingham (and what not to wear!).

Country club weddings in Nottingham 

Country club weddings offer a blend of elegance and comfort, set in beautiful, well-kept surroundings. The atmosphere is exclusive and serene, perfect for a relaxed yet sophisticated celebration.

With stylish interiors and picturesque views, these venues provide a timeless and charming backdrop.

Guests can enjoy the special occasion in a setting that feels both grand and intimate, reflecting the classic yet welcoming vibe of a country club.

So… it’s important to dress accordingly to match the sophisticated atmosphere!

What to wear to a country club wedding

Check your wedding invite

When thinking about your wedding guest attire, start with the information provided in the wedding invite.

Does the invitation suggest a dress code? Does it mention the country club’s potential dress code?

Most country clubs, including The Nottinghamshire, require formal attire. This includes a suit or buttoned shirt and slacks for men and an elegant/formal dress/skirt and top for female guests.

Check timings

It’s important that you check the wedding timings and if the wedding moves from a daytime reception to an evening party, as this will affect your outfit choice.

For example, can you find the perfect country club wedding attire that allows you to move from formal to semi-formal without needing a full clothing change?

Cocktail attire for evening receptions still requires formal wear, which often means longer dresses than a classic cocktail dress, with men sporting a blazer and tie. Dark jeans are sometimes accepted for men, especially during cocktail parties between 5 pm and 8 pm.

Check colour schemes

It’s likely that the wedding party will have a colour theme and it’s always worth finding out this information, because it’s advisable to avoid wearing the same colours as the bride, groom, or bridal party.

Think about ease of movement

No one wants to be uncomfortable with what they’re wearing, so it’s essential that you choose an outfit that moves freely with you, so be sure to consider the date of the wedding and potential weather conditions. 

Country club wedding guest attire to avoid

Here are a few things to avoid:

  • Revealing clothes
  • Casual clothes/athleisure: tracksuits, sweatshirts, sweatpants, tank tops, and t-shirts
  • Dresses and skirts higher than knee length
  • Bleached or torn jeans
  • Bright or vibrant colours; opt for muted and pastel shades.

If you’re in doubt over the right attire, unsure if there’s a dress code, or you’re worried about themes or outdoor activities (parties often enjoy drinks on the 19th hole!) then it’s always best to ask.

Ask the bride or groom, members of the bridal party, etc, for information and tell them your concerns. Most bridal parties will appreciate that you checked!

Country club weddings at The Nottinghamshire

Weddings at The Nottinghamshire take place in tranquil, beautifully kept, lush fairways and greens, with interior settings adding elegance and sophistication.

All amenities are readily available, taking away the stress of organising a wedding and sourcing various vendors for all the different elements of your big day.

Currently planning your wedding? If you want a sophisticated, classic atmosphere, a country club wedding in Nottingham is perfect! Contact us to enquire and download our wedding brochure.

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