It’s one for the ladies today as we step into the ring in a fight to the death, the weapon of choice? Big floppy hats! Yes this week we’re calling the necessity of wearing a hat to a wedding (including calling the necessity of the traditional Mother-Of-The-Bride’s hat) into question and putting it to the debate!
In the Red Corner, fighting it out on the side of the hat with all the passion and ferocity of a girl who, and I quote, “quite like’s hats” it’s Dom “The Tog Bride”
In the Blue Corner, fighting on behalf of men everywhere in bravely taking on that most fearsome of creatures – the soon-to-be mother-in-law; breaking through the mighty hatted armour to reveal the surely lovely hair-do beneath, it’s Matt “The Gormless Groom”
Hat Vs No Hat
Dom: The hat is a traditional part of the ladies’ wedding ensemble and in particular the Mother-of-the-bride, just as a veil is traditional to the bride herself. There are also further associated traditions such as the Mother of the Bride taking her hat off being the signal for everyone else to follow suit.
Matt: Ladies wearing big hats sometimes makes it rather difficult for them to greet each other, particularly when it’s a kiss on either cheek for the mother of the bride, as you can end up with hats just bumping into each other!
Dom: The mother of the bride’s hat is one of the things that helps her to stand out on the day and be identified as someone very important.
Matt: If needing to put the hat on and off during the day you can easily end up with the dreaded “hat hair” – not a great look for a wedding!
Dom: Hats at a wedding can be a bit of fun, with the ladies sometimes having a little friendly competition over who has the biggest of most elaborate hat!
Matt: Unless some pegs have been provided to “hang your hat”, big hats can be a little awkward to put anywhere once you take them off, ending up taking up all the space on the tables instead of the food!
Dom: Hats provide lots of colour at the wedding and look great in all the pictures!
Matt: But hats can also be a photographer’s worst nightmare as they put big shadows over people’s faces or obscure them from view entirely!
Dom: Wearing a hat can help to keep you cooler during a hot summer drinks reception in the sun!
Matt: Hats are an expensive accessory and can easily end up getting squashed/lost or blown off!
So those are our thoughts but where do you stand? Leave a comment to join the debate!