Dress code December 17, 2006Posted by Guido in General.
Several people have asked me what to wear for the wedding. Well, we don’t have a dress code. Wear what makes you feel comfortable. There’s going to be a colorful blend of people from different backgrounds, so you’ll probably see an interesting mix of clothing choices anyways. So, no dress code, no need to look like you neighbor at the table.
Some pointers anyway: The wedding ceremony in the morning is going to be simple in character, so maybe Gala style is not your best bet. Nonetheless, it is, of course, a happy occasion, so think festive. Especially for the party in the evening, which will be in a more elegant and classy setting. Most of Veo’s family will be wearing traditional silk clothing for the morning ceremony. Some of Guido’s friends came up with the plan to also buy Lao style silk shirts ($20). I have heard from several people that they want to wear (summer) suites and elegant dresses for the party. Others want to keep it a little simpler. BTW, going all black is considered a funeral only thing in Laos (just black pants or skirts or a dark suite is fine). Also keep in mind that the evenings in December can be a little cool. And whatever you wear, just don’t forget your dancing shoes. 😉
For people who also want to come to the temple in the morning of the 31st, please wear something that is not too revealing. Lao women would usually wear long skirts to the temple. You could do the same or wear long pants. Please keep the short skirts and tank tops for another time. And for men, you’d look very silly (if not disrespectful) in your shorts at the temple.