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What to Wear

The Vatican is a Holy place and has strict guidelines for attending a ceremony, even the bride and groom must adhere to the dress code in order to be allowed entry. 

Women: long gowns, covered knees, modest styles, high neck lines, short-long sleeves, covered shoulders, chest and back (note: an elegant shawl, cape, bolero or jacket can add coverage to a strapless gown). 

Men: suits or tuxedos. 

Footwear: close heel and toe shoes; there will be walking, cobble stone steps, and dancing, so please wear your most comfortable fancy shoes (note: stylish sneakers accepted).

Within the traditional and reverent guidelines, feel free to have fun with your attire, wear your favorite colors, be creative and evoke your inner Michelangelo!

Below are photo examples including some from previous Vatican weddings for inspiration.