Anyone doing White tie (full evening dress)?

posted 4 years ago in Grooms/men
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes! We are doing this. My fiance is from the South and it is the tradition. It is perfect for our full Catholic mass at 7 p.m. followed by a cocktail reception. I thought it was a little formal at first until I saw it in person. And it means a lot to my fiance and her family.

I don’t have any pictures on my computer, but I’ll hijack some off my fiance’s when I’m over at his apartment and post this weekend. I do have pictures of my fiance and I as guests at a black tie preferred. Down South, most of my fiance’s family and friends wear tuxes. Here in DC, that is pretty typical too, but only a few of my relatives own tuxes and will probably wear suits. A lot of my male relatives are lawyers so they have pretty sweet custom suits which look nicer than most tuxes in my opinion.

My fiance is “Society South” so he actually owns one and most of our guys do too but some of the groomsmen (like my little brother) are renting. They are the same price as regular tuxes.



5841 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re not doing it, but those tuxes are dashing! lol.

18 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

my groom is wearing a white tie (not a bowtie) and a white vest, but just a regular black tux, not one with long tails.  He is renting it from men’s warehouse. then groomsmen are renting tuxes with silver vests and ties.

6778 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I love it. I can’t say that I’ve been to such a formal wedding, though. In CA, if you tell people a wedding is “formal” or “black tie optional,” women will still show up in cocktail dresses. ;)

208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This is our cousin – he did a white shirt/white tie with a regular tux. I think we’re doing the same on my FI, with the GM in our kiwi green. It’s a really clean elegant look.

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