Black Tie Wedding Etiquette Questions and Tips

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Questions and Tips About Black Tie Wedding Etiquette

Receiving a wedding invitation to a black tie wedding can be a bit intimidating and confusing. Standard black tie wedding etiquette will state “Black Tie” with no “optional” added. black tie wedding etiquette questionsThis means that it is strictly black tie for the men, with no suits or sport coats. Women may wear formal dress in anything from a long dress to a cocktail dress. Casual dress is frowned upon at this type of wedding, since it is a very dressy affair.

Can You Wear A Suit To A Black Tie Wedding?

Standards dictate that a tuxedo with black tie should be worn to a black tie wedding. Sometimes rules are meant to be broken and in that case contact a member of the bridal party or family to see what they expect. After all, these are the wishes of the bride and groom for their wedding.

What Dress Style Is Appropriate for A Black Tie Wedding?

There are many choices of dresses for ladies to wear that fit into black tie wedding etiquette. Keep in mind, that even though there are several different styles that can be worn, they must be formal. Long gowns, knee length gowns and cocktail dresses are all great choices for a black tie wedding attire for women.

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Suppose The Wedding Invitation Does Say “Black Tie Optional”?

If you follow the rules of black tie wedding etiquette and the invitation does state “black tie optional”, these are all acceptable:

  • Tuxedo with black tie
  • Black suit with a dark tie
  • Tuxedo with dark tie
  • Black suit with bow tie

Black Tie Wedding Do’s

  • Ladies choose dark colors, black, navy blue and dark greys are best.

  • Men buff up those leather shoes and make sure they are comfortable.

  • Ladies wear a shoe that is dressy and ready for dancing

  • Photos will be taken, so freshen up with hair cuts, nails etc;

  • Dress conservatively to not outshine the bride and groom.

  • Plan your attire ahead to avoid last minute changes.

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