formal formal formal?

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 4
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42490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It depends on what your definition of “formal” is. Do you want everyone in tuxedos or long gowns?  Black Tie

If a suit will suffice for the men then, Black Tie Optional.

Post # 5
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@AndysCraftsNmore:  Writing “Black Tie” or “Black Tie Optional” are a great idea to get the idea across that the wedding is formal and you expect formal attire.  Writing “Formal” for whatever reason doesn’t get the same point across to the guests imo.

Post # 7
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@AndysCraftsNmore:  “Black Tie Reception to Follow” right where it says reception to follow.

Post # 9
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42490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@AndysCraftsNmore:  As the pp has said, if you want people to dress up you need to print either “Formal” or “Black Tie Optional” on the bottom right of the invitation.

You can make some gentle suggestions on your website.

Some people have trouble understanding what formal means. To me it means at least a suit and a dressy dress for the women.

Black Tie Optional lets men choose bewteen a suit and a tux, but probably the majority will choose a suit. It is fine for the wedding party to be dressed more formally than the guests. You said your FI wants to wear a grey suit but then you showed a pic of a grey tux. Purists like Duncan will argue that the only proper tuxedo is a black tuxedo, but some of us have successfully moved on.

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