Can you have a black tie optional event that starts at 3pm on a Saturday?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Start at 3 but not do black tie optional
    Start at 3 and still do black tie optional : (4 votes)
    27 %
    Keep looking for another ceremony space and keep original 5:30 time : (11 votes)
    73 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    9859 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Soontobemrs2012:  what would the schedule be?  Ceremony at 3:00 and then a gap for an hour and a half? 

    I would perhaps do black tie optional for the reception if there’s going to be a gap and I’d make the gap longer to give people time to change.  Just a thought.

    Post # 4
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Tough.  The time and location of an event are “supposed” to dictate the atire required, and 3pm would not say black tie to… anyone. 

    Post # 5
    4638 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I don’t think so. The time of day dictates the dress and formal wear is not appropriate during the day. I would not ask guests to dress in black tie for a wedding thats essentially being held at lunchtime.

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