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What does one wear to an informal backyard, afternoon wedding? Other than a big straw hat?

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If your outfit has a little bit of black somewhere in it -- say, part of a print, or if you have a black lacy sweater-type thing or something -- I frankly think black hightops might be OK. Are they kind of boot-style? Or... well, what shoes do you wear with dressy outfits (shul, other weddings, etc.) normally? Make sure your outfit for this wedding sorta-kinda coordinates with those shoes, and you're there.

As long as most of your outfit looks approximately normal, the odds that the bride and/or groom will pay attention to your shoes are minimal. The odds that they will care about those shoes are even less. I can tell you what shoes the female members of my wedding party wore (that is, both our moms and my cousin), but only because we had a big pantyhose/no-pantyhose discussion and I wound up painting my mom's toenails a couple hours before the ceremony. ;)

I don't have the outfit yet. The weddding's on Labor Day - an outdoor garden afternoon affair, so black isn't appropriate at all.

I wear black high tops, as I said. Nothing else. (My other pairs of shoes are winter boots and beige canvas high tops for major fast days - I get a D in girl. Maybe a C. Also, I have a bad foot - if I don't wear shoes with serious support, I run the risk of needing a cane for a few days.)

I don't worry about coordination normally because, other than the summer, I wear black opague tights. The shoes blend in and there's no problem. But I can't do that for this.

I did find a pair of boots that I like, though, so I'm set for that. I was just panicking them because I hadn't even thought about shoes. Hat, yes, but not shoes.