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Dec 23 '16 at 19:47 comment added eques The idea that "to" means "when attending" seems far-fetched. As I established in my answer, "to" is also used for a location. One doesn't attend a location. "I wore a tuxedo at my wedding" is also valid; the only real difference is that "to my wedding" can be interpreted to include the process of arriving at the event/location whereas as "at" wouldn't.
Dec 22 '16 at 15:40 comment added Tᴚoɯɐuo It's not a violation of any "rule" but a semantic thing. I wore a tuxedo to my wedding sounds very strange to my ear. It's not that I can't understand it, but I would say at there. Does the bull attend the bullfight?
Dec 22 '16 at 14:02 comment added eques Where do you get that rule? Also, if the bride doesn't attend the wedding, she isn't getting married. She isn't attending as a guest, but she is still present (hence "attending"). "I wore a tuxedo to my wedding" is entirely valid and understandable.
Dec 21 '16 at 13:29 comment added Tᴚoɯɐuo The preposition to is used to mean "when attending". What are you wearing to the dance? The bride doesn't attend the wedding. The matador does not attend the bullfight.
Jun 29 '16 at 19:29 comment added eques Likewise for the bride. She can wear her wedding dress to her wedding or for her wedding.
Jun 29 '16 at 19:28 comment added eques Sure he can. If he's wearing the brocade for the bullfight, he can wear it to the bullfight.
Jun 29 '16 at 19:28 comment added Tᴚoɯɐuo Does the bride wear a bridal gown to her wedding?
Jun 29 '16 at 19:27 comment added Tᴚoɯɐuo The matador does not wear his brocade to the bullfight.
Jun 29 '16 at 19:19 comment added eques For both of your last two examples, swapping to and for doesn't alter the meaning at all.
Jun 29 '16 at 19:15 history answered Tᴚoɯɐuo CC BY-SA 3.0