What can I wear to a wedding reception that will be held in a barn? I am attending my boyfriends’s son’s wedding (a very casual affair) in mid June, on a farm in OHIO, reception is in the barn.

What can I wear to a wedding reception that will be held in a barn?A wedding reception in a barn sounds like a lovely setting. Since it is your boyfriend’s son getting married you want to make a good impression. Since the wedding reception is going to be a very casual affair you can dress in an understated way. June is usually warm to hot so a linen or cotton dress or separates with sandals should be appropriate. A casual style maxi can work also. Avoid clothing that is too tight, too short or too low cut.

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Party Dress Codes
It is almost always exciting and fun when a party invitation arrives. However sooner or later we have to start to think about what we will wear. When types of “dress codes” are indicated such as “smart casual”, “semi-formal,” “vineyard casual”, “festive”,  “cocktail chic” or etc. it can throw us for a loop. Where should one begin to figure out what any of these types of dress codes mean?

What Should the Wedding Guest Wear?
Be a stylish wedding guest! Weddings are to celebrate, occasions to dress up. The wedding invitation provides the information to help you decide what to wear. Daytime (morning and afternoon) weddings are more casual than evening or formal weddings. Today any color is appropriate with the exception of white which is reserved for the bride.

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