(Closed) Formal wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

All but 2 of the weddings I’ve been to have been formal affairs. I don’t see anything wrong with it, I prefer formal weddings. Ours will be a formal evening wedding. My family would expecy nothing less than a formal event unlike fi family.  

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsDeLovely:  Don’t let your one friend change your mind on what you want. I have only been to formal weddings πŸ™‚ I am from Michigan! Midwest girl πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have only been to formal weddings too. And we are having a formal wedding. Who cares what one of your friends thinks? It is your wedding – if she is annoyed by having to go out and buy a new outfit, she can regretfully decline your invitiation.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Almost every wedding i’ve ever been to has been formal/black tie. I love formal weddings and events! I love to get dressed up and have my hair done. There aren’t that many times that I get to do this, so I always look forward to formal weddings. Don’t let one friend change your mind! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Uh…no one HAS to buy a new outfit to come to a formal wedding. Don’t kill your dream based on this one friend’s opinion. She says OTHERS feel this way, but really she is speaking for people she has no business speaking for. I personally LOVE formal weddings (especially night affairs) with everything so beautiful, people dressed so beautifully…they’re so romantic. πŸ™‚ Go with your plan. Forget this gal. πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

Agree with the other bees.  Nothing wrong with a formal wedding – ours is going to be formal.  Do what you want – its your big day.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I love dressing up, how often do I get the chance! And nobody has to buy a new outfit, most people probably have at least one outfit that would be appropriate. Hell, I have dresses I haven’t even worn to anything yet. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My Fiance and I are having a formal wedding and have the same kind of timing as you do with a ceremony at 6 pm and a reception at 7:30. πŸ™‚ But we aren’t expecting our guests to go out and buy new outfits or go black-tie. I am sure some will but it is not expected or demanded. And honestly, with an evening ceremony you can get away more with a formal wedding! πŸ™‚ I would let the comment your friend made roll of you like a water off a duck.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m having an evening, seated/plated dinner, black tie wedding. I haven’t heard any complaints, but maybe they are just keeping it to themselves πŸ™‚ Honestly how often do you ever get to dress up like that? I think thats part of the fun. I say do what you want.

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m glad you realized the difference between black tie and formal weddings. Formal weddings are normal, all the guests dress up really nice, but not “casual nice.” I think that black tie is too fancy, and guests get upset because they have to buy something new and really fancy. If you stress the fact that it is formal, but not black tie, then I think it should be okay. I think automatically people when they see “formal”, they think black tie. So it is up to you on how you want to define it for your guests.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love formal weddings, and we are having one. 

For me personally, I would much rather go to a formal wedding as opposed to casual backyard affair. Just my own personal taste.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsDeLovely:  I’m in the midwest, and I think most all weddings are formal events, but to various degrees. around here, you dress nice, but unless you say black tie, no one is going to come in a ball gown, just a nice outfit, that is dressy.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve never been to a formal wedding and would probably think that I had to buy a new outfit, too. What does one wear to a formal wedding?

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