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    Covering shoulders at a church wedding?

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    I feel like I've been talking about this nonstop but I'm stressing, guys. I'm going to a wedding with my boyfriend in a couple weeks and it's in a Greek Orthodox Church, do I absolutely have to cover my shoulders in that situation? My dress is otherwise appropriate but it's sleeveless. Not super skinny straps or anything, my back doesn't show, I'm just nervous about my shoulders.

    I got a sweater to wear but it looks so stupid with my dress I'm sending it back. Am I stressing out unnecessarily over the shoulder issue? Am I going to stick out like a sore thumb/trollop if I wear my dress as is? There's really nobody else I can ask, I don't know these people, don't know anybody who is Greek Orthodox, my boyfriend doesn't know and I can't ask him anyway because he's working in the woods with no cell service. What do I doooo pls help
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    My greek BFF said, a sleevless dress is just fine. Because its a wedding and not a regular service, you can wear whatever. **And she is on the conservative side herself so, that gives you a reference point
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    Quote Originally Posted by CourtLove View Post
    My greek BFF said, a sleevless dress is just fine. Because its a wedding and not a regular service, you can wear whatever. **And she is on the conservative side herself so, that gives you a reference point
    Omg excellent info source! Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Omg excellent info source! Thank you!
    No problem!
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    I would ask the bride and groom. I think it really depends on the church.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaCowgirl View Post
    I would ask the bride and groom. I think it really depends on the church.
    If I knew them I would

    I think I'm gonna buy another sweater anyway and just bring it along in case I need it during the ceremony. I'll keep the tags and return it if I don't end up wearing it. Really hoping I can avoid it though, I don't think there is a cardigan that won't look really stupid with my dress.
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    You can buy a wrap in the formal section of department stores like Macy's. They're for formal wear so it shouldn't look casual like a cardigan or sweater would.




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    I would put a scarf on it and that would be dressy and you can remove it if you want.

    You can never have enough scarves.
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    I third the wrap/scarf idea!
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    My cousin married a greek man last year and I think it's fine to not cover shoulders, but holy shit, the whiney background singer/preacher man was irritating as shit (I have misophonia though). I would have been happier with the Lion King Naaaaaaaaaaaaasaaaaaaaaaaavennnnnnyahhhhhhhhhhhh. (I apologize to anyone who appreciates this greek service).
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