Who knew an article of clothing had so many rules? Thinking back to THE wedding of 2011 (the royal wedding) I’m guessing that one of the top 3 memories of that day remains the hats – especially with American audiences for whom hat-wearing is not a wedding must. The team at LookLoveSend has already professed its love of the fascinator headpiece, but we’re also intrigued by the traditional wedding hat worn by the Mother of the Bride, the Mother of the Groom, and female guests at British weddings.
Male guests may wear a top hat for a formal wedding, but tradition requires them to remove their hat and handcarry it when entering a church. Female guests, on the other hand, keep their hat on while in the church and the accepted rule is not to take it off until the Mother of the Bride removes hers.
It is unlikely that the British custom of hats at weddings will spread to the U.S., but if you’re ever invited to a wedding in the U.K., consider yourselves primed about the rules of the wedding hat. If you are getting married and love the formality of British weddings, consider the formal and monogrammed wedding invitation styles available at LookLoveSend.com. All invitations are printed on superior quality paper stock with a premium matte or glossy finish.