Some time between your mid-20s and early 30s, summer transforms from a slow-paced drawl filled with vacations and barbecues to a nonstop procession of weddings. Whether abroad or just a couple hours away, each wedding is a beast of its own, however a few simple guidelines will help you navigate the nonstop cavalcade of (hopefully) open bars and never-ending nuptials. Despite the world becoming drastically less formal by the day, weddings are one of the final events—alongside funerals and perhaps job interviews—were dress code is paramount. Basically, if you totally misjudge the formal/informal nature of the event, you friends will never let you live it down, and the couple may never talk to you again. In order to avoid any dubious fashion faux-pas, we break down everything you need to know to nail every wedding this summer.

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