(Closed) How Formal is your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Themes
  • poll: How would you classify your wedding
    Black Tie : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Formal Evening : (17 votes)
    17 %
    Formal Daytime : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Semi Formal Evening : (34 votes)
    33 %
    Semi Formal Daytime : (9 votes)
    9 %
    Dressy Casual (beach wedding, barn wedding not following above dress codes) : (24 votes)
    24 %
    Casual : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Black Tie Optional : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve seen a lot of casual weddings online but havent actually attended one. All the weddings I’ve attended were formal

    Post # 5
    Member
    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m not sure how to classify mine.  We have an afternoon ceremony (3:30) and evening reception ( cocktail hour @ 6, reception @ 7).  Groom, groomsmen and dads will be in tuxes, bridesmaids in knee length dresses.  I expect the male guests will wear suits and female guests will wear some sort of cocktail dress. 

    So, maybe semi-formal evening?

    I think there have always been casual weddings.  But it seems like the rage now is what I would call elegant casual.  They may be more casual than a black tie affair, but they’re definitely not run of the mill backyard/barn weddings.  All the details that go in are amazing.  I think this wedding perfectly desribes what I’m thinking of – it’s under a casual tent/in a barn, has folding wood chairs, groom’s wear a suit not a tux, but everything is so pretty and well done. 

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Well my original idea was to have an informal winery wedding in the fall until I found our venue which screams for formality, especially as it is an evening wedding.

    We are asking the men to wear tuxedos or dark suits and of course the ladies will need to wear the appropriate dress attire. As most of our family is a pretty casual sort I’m looking forward to seeing everyone looking dapper, it makes it that much more special for our particular group.

    Post # 7
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    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i’m not sure how to classify mine either.  sit down meal, garden party setting, cocktail attire.

    Post # 8
    Member
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I selected black tie because that’s what the members of the bridal party will be doing, but I also fully expect most of the guests to be a bit more casual because that’s what they’re used to.  I guess we’ll see what actually happens.  We’re having a big Catholic wedding with a masquerade ball for our evening reception.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1473 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had originally always thought I would be getting married at the beach. Now I’m getting married in a beautiful, orthodox church, but I didn’t want a black-tie affair.My family is pretty large and I have 34 first cousins and I just couldn’t imagine any of my male cousins in tuxes and I feel weird asking them to get one, ya know?

    So my clolors are very beachy, bright teal with a light, creamsicle orange and lots of white. The flowers are just a bunch of colorful, tropical ones and the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are a teal chiffon. So my wedding is kinda of beachy casual meets formal. So I voted as semi formal. My dress isn’t crazy, maggie Sottero venecia so I just hope it’s a good party and everyone has a good time.

    I also feel like black tie weddings are a bit stuffy and you feel as if getting drunk and doing karaoke is a bad thing so I want our friends and families to let loose and dance!

    Post # 11
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    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @unixfairy:  Your wedding sounds like the ultimate fun.  Do you have a sassy short white number to wear in the evening?

    Post # 12
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    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    suits and cocktail attire is really semiformal?  hm….didn’t know that.

    Post # 13
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    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @Mrs. Meowerson:  I thought they counted as formal.  Who said they’re semi-formal?

    Post # 15
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    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I voted semi-formal evening.

    We had a church wedding (in an older, formal, fancy church).  Bridesmaid or Best Man were in knee length dresses, groomsmen in black tuxes, Bride in fancy floor-length gown.

    Reception with buffet dinner and dancing.  Guests in cocktail/semi-formal dresses and suits.

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