SO thinking about star wars-y wedding stuff do you think the kind of clothes male senators wear would be acceptable attire?? like but a little fancier?? I'm seriously at a loss at what i should draw
okay okay I actually have many a headcanon about this
because I think depending on the planet and what class you were on that planet (or your living conditions, call it what you will), and also what species you are, this sort of thing is drastically varied.
For example, I’d imagine that on Tatooine, slave marriages were very much done in secret and basically you just wore whatever the hell you had on hand, only you’d cleaned yourself up a little, like maybe shaved and combed your hair and washed the one shirt you own (I really like fialleril’s headcanons about the tea recipe being passed down - well, about everything in general, but the tea thing specifically - and I honestly think that in marriages like this sentiment and soul behind the marriage was considered far more important than the dress code). Alternately, if you were a free person and got married (like Owen and Beru) you’d wear your best clothing and maybe there would be a specific family heirloom or something that you’d be wearing - I’ve always liked to think that Tatoo wedding tradition involves tying a family-owned sash around the couple’s intertwined hands as they kneel on the floor together? I don’t know why this picture is so clear in my head, but it is. Though, robes could also be a thing, here. When you’re freeborn, that is - you get married with your nicest clothes underneath your robes and the couple wears matching robes of different brightly-dyed cloth.
On other planets though, it’s very differnt. Naboo, for example, has very solid traditions re: the bride’s attire at the wedding (I’m guessing that the Dress In White thing is a Thing there, based on Movie Imagery anyway), and also with regards to how you officiate. I’m sure there are also designated colours that a man is supposed to wear if he’s Noobian, and I’m guessing that his dress would be slightly fancier version of the tunics you saw Padme’s dad wearing in the deleted scenes? I’m guessing. This is for middle classes - farmers and lower classes likely do the same thing but on a less lavish scale, whereas higher classes or royalty/nobility have capes and veils and probably lots and lots and lots of flowers.
Now, on Alderaan, I think they wear wedding robes. I mean you’d wear your clothes or whatever underneath, but you’d have a robe over it that’s made especially for your wedding.I guess that the clothing worn underneath is, yes, similar to Bail’s clothing as a senator (even for the “lower” classes, though I think Alderaan has a lot of good stuff going re: class equality) and slippers. Women’s hair is done in a specific style, never worn on any other day, braided especially for the wedding. And the predominant colour is blue. (coughs which is whyyyyyyy I really like the idea that even though they elope and only have the clothes they find on-hand, Han tries his hardest to find his blue jacket and Leia looks for a green dress - which I will get to in a moment, bare with me). Also, there’s a tradition that the groom wraps a ribbon around his wrist and the bride weaves a ribbon cut from the same piece through her braids and then later on their wedding night they swap the ribbons. Weddings are generally a pretty chill thing on Alderaan, though (unless it’s that of nobility/royalty) - while taken seriously, the importance placed on the actual act of getting married is less than it is on other planets (like Corellia! I say as I segue into the next thing …)
So as I mentioned vaguely up there (and this time the nonsense I’m spouting actually has roots in canon), when you get married on Corellia, the bride wears green. Like on Naboo, there’s a specific colour designated for her. Other than that? Hm, I’d imagine that higher classes (cause this is a planet with class differences) would have really elaborate Important weddings with fancy dresses and nice jackets and shined boots and everything. Lower classes, though … so while it’s pretty informal (you just wear a nice jacket and/or dress in the appropriate colours I think) the actually act of bonding for life is considered incredibly sacred. You don’t just get married on a whim. Marriage is a really Big Thing, like a huge commitment. Not to say that marriage and sex is like super protected by everyone because a lot of stuff goes on at the side and honestly as mentioned a lot Corellia’s this weirdly conservative-but-not-really space version of Victorian England or 1920s NY and a real disaster in a lot of ways. There are good things too! But. Yes. Anyway so bonding is taking pretty seriously and there are specific vows you have to recite but they wear jackets and dresses like you would irl, and depending on what class you are the fanciness of your jacket/dress increases or decreases. Also, wedding vows alternate from family to family (especially if you’re part of a Clan, whoo that’s a whole other post and I’ve not figured out those headcanons completely yet stay tuned) but often people will choose to exchange a poem or verse with their spouse to show that they’re serious? I’m just thinking about this now like something that’s passed down in families (songs are incredibly varied but particularly in spacer culture there are a lot of Corellian-only songs, like if you know one of those songs and aren’t Corelllian it’s like WOAH WHOEVER TAUGHT U THAT MUST REALLY RESPECT U etc) and you exchange with your love? (MAN THIS IS TURNING SHIPPY AGAIN FORGIVE ME but um I have headcanons re the trip to bespin *flies away*)
AND THERE ARE MANY MORE PLANETS, obviously. This is just our main children’s traditions.
ANYWAY I’m not sure this answered your question at all. Personally I think that Luke and Mara both wore wedding robes at their wedding because it was a formal event, with senators and diplomats and all that stuff (to make up for Leia’s galactic scandal of a wedding because Luke is A Good Brother) and Luke’s were yellow and Mara’s green. Because Luke would DEFINITELY go back to his roots, oh yes oh yes. Also, Luke totally gave Mara The Tea Recipe bye.
I can’t find any links to clothes at present but I’ll send them to you later when I find them? yep.