Wedding season has officially started, and I should know because mine is in 23 short days! As the date draws closer, questions about what to wear start arising.
"Should I wear a long, or short dress?"
"How formal does my dress have to be?"
"Does my husband have to wear a jacket with his suit?"
"Should I wear a tuxedo?"
Countless of questions coming my way all day, every day. I thought that indicating "Black Tie Optional" on our invitations and wedding website would do the trick, but it seems that not everyone knows what that means. For those of you on the same boat as my friends and family, I got your back! Here's a quick guide to wedding dress codes to help you turn heads at your upcoming weddings:
Casual dress means wedding guests can wear pretty much anything they want. I recommend a summer dress for the ladies and dress pants with button-down shirt or polo shirt for the guys.
Cocktail Attire, Semi-Formal or Dressy Casual
All three of these phrases are asking guests to dress somewhere between formal and casual. We recommend a cocktail dress for the ladies and a suit and tie or a sport coat for the gents.
Beach inherently indicates casual, which is why formal is tacked on to the end — it’s still a classy affair. I recommend a formal summer sundress (tea-length or knee-length) with flats for the ladies and a summer suit with linen shirt, linen pants or khakis for the guys.
Formal Attire or Black Tie Optional
These two phrases are very common in today’s weddings. They indicate that the wedding party will be in formal wedding attire, and it’s optional for all guests. We recommend a dark suit or tux for the men and formal evening wear (floor length dresses or evening pant suits) for the women.
Black Tie usually indicates an evening affair where the men where tuxedos and the women wear formal gowns of any length.
This is the most formal of all wedding dress codes. We’re talking soirees at the Whitehouse kind of evenings. The gentlemen dress in long-tail tuxedos and the women don full-length ball gowns.
So, now that you have a better idea of what you're expected to wear, the big question is, where will I find the perfect dress? I got your back (again).... FAYE's! ;)
Posted by Carolina on 4/6/2017 | 3:32 PM |
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