When you receive that thick card stock via snail mail announcing a friend's upcoming nups, you know you're in for a possible closet meltdown. Sure, you'll be "instructed" as to what to wear on that invite, but, man, does anyone else feel like it's all just so ambiguous? Will the girl next to you be in an off-the-runway frock? Is strapless scandalous? Well, many years of "celebratory chic" dress codes have taught us a key trick: Scope the space the bride's chosen for her big day.
With that in mind, we've rounded up five top L.A. wedding spots and taken hints from the venues' vibes to craft a blessed union of appropriate and amazing ensembles. Whether you're headed to a Moroccan hotel downtown or a historic mansion in the Hills, here's some help to ensure your arrival is totally toast-worthy!