The most important rule is, do not outshine the bride or bridesmaids! As a wedding musician, it’s important not to pull visual attention towards yourself or your ensemble. Most couples prefer their wedding music to help set the mood and provide beautiful music during the ceremony.
It is best to wear neutral colors that do not clash with the bridesmaids or wedding color scheme. Time and time again I have never regretted wearing my standard black & white dress. Black & white, and shades of gray goes with everything and provides a touch of class. When in doubt, of choosing more casual versus more formal, always steer toward the latter, you’ll be glad you did!
Vogue Violin’s recommendations for wedding musicians: You will always portray fashion protocol if you wear black & white attire or shades of gray. For summer weddings, gray suits are a good choice and go great with other musicians wearing black and white. Here are a few appropriate wedding attire examples (all available at http://shop.nordstrom.com/ ).
Not only is it easy to find these basic colors in any high-end store, they typically come in a variety of sizes and lengths. Have fun and much success to you!
“Fashion Protocol for Wedding Musicians. What to Wear?", author: Suzy, violinist and founder of Vogue Violin www.vogueviolin.com . Photo credits: Nordstrom online.
Suzy, founder of Vogue Violin and accomplished violinist.