Last month, I went to my first Christening. As I’d never been to one before, I wasn’t sure what to wear, and online searches gave me a bunch of conflicting answers. Here’s what I learned:
Business casual is definitely NOT appropriate for a Christening. A friend told me that family members would suit up, but that I could get away with khakis and a button down shirt. When I got to the church, EVERYONE else was wearing a suit, and I was the odd man out.
While the dress code in church may have relaxed in recent years, a Christening is still an event that you should dress up for. Can you skip the suit jacket and just go with shirt and tie? Absolutely. But as they say, it’s always better to overdress than underdress.
Remember, if you’re going to a reception after the church ceremony, you can always bring a change of clothes with you so you don’t have to walk around in a suit all day long.
Hope this helps!