My husband and baby and I are going to a family wedding in a few weeks, my 28-year-old cousin’s (her first marriage). She and her parents belong to an evangelical church in rural Iowa, and that’s where the wedding will be. I’ll probably wear a sari for various reasons (family expects it of me anyway; I find saris comfortable and own a variety of beautiful ones; most of all, it’s the only formal wear I own that still fits), my husband will probably wear a coat and tie, and we’ll put the sprog in something relatively dressy, maybe a button-up shirt with vest, sans cartoon characters or sports motifs. But I’m curious: what sorts of things will everyone else be wearing, I wonder?
Can anyone fill me in on current standards of dress for something like this? The ceremony will be on a Saturday afternoon with a “dessert reception to follow” if that makes a difference. Definitely dry ( ). The invitation doesn’t say anything about dress code. I am 100% certain that if I ask my aunt, she will tell me that whatever we want to wear will be perfectly fine, and she’ll be sincere; but I won’t know any more than I do now. Knowing more will help me pick a sari (e.g., printed non-wrinkle crepe, or embroidered silk? Brights with gold-thread accents, or subtle colors?) and help my husband settle on which coat (brown corduroy with suede elbow patches, or navy blue wool gabardine?) and which tie (plain red, or family tartan, or tasteful novelty print relating to his degree?) as well as just be less ignorant.