(Closed) What to Wear to a Creative Black Tie Wedding?

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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dwarfhampster:  This sounds cool, but hard to dress for! What is a creative black tie wedding?

Where will it be held?

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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dwarfhampster:  Can you be more specific as to what this creative black tie wedding entails? Is there a theme?

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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dwarfhampster:  I googled: 

Creative Black Tie
When an occasion calls for “creative black tie,” guests are given permission to add some nontraditional elements to their attire. Men’s and women’s dress should remain predominantly formal, but trendy and flashy accents can supplement a creative black tie outfit. Splashes of color and unique accessories are commonly seen at creative black tie events. Bright-colored shirt studs and cuff links for men and tiaras for women would be two appropriate uses in this formal setting. Creative elements may also be dictated by the type of event. Creative black tie affairs occurring during certain holidays, for example, may inspire attendees to follow a specific theme and wear festive accessories.

Creative Black Tie Tips for Men
Men who are attending creative black tie affairs are expected to wear a tuxedo jacket and matching trousers to maintain a formal sense. Creativity is displayed through color choice, patterns and accessories. Gentlemen may opt for a fashionable black dress shirt and no neckwear in lieu of the more traditional white button-down shirt and bow tie. Instead of the standard black-colored ties and cummerbunds, these accessories can feature a fun pattern such as paisley, plaid or stripes. Special pocket squares may also creatively enhance the outfit. For example, a red, white and blue silk pocket square can add a whimsical touch at a Fourth of July occasion. Creative black tie can also extend to formal themed events. A creative black tie event with a cowboy theme, for example, may inspire men to combine a tuxedo with a bolo tie, a bright-colored vest or even a fancy Stetson hat.

Creative Black Tie Tips for Women
Like their male counterparts, female guests of creative black tie events should still follow the dress codes of a normal black tie affair. Evening gowns and cocktail dress are expected, but creativity can be showcased through fun and trendy accessories and jewelry such as earrings, bracelets and brooches. For a winter holiday event, women may accent their formal regalia with a red and green colored, Christmas-inspired necklace. For a summer formal event, a fresh flower tucked behind an ear adds just the right amount of creativity to an outfit.

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Helper bee
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Buzzing Beekeeper



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Helper bee

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dwarfhampster:  I haven’t no, though I plan to for my rehersal dinner. Unfortunately that’s still a few months away. However, I’ve only ever heard really good things about it. They send you two sizes just in case one doesn’t fit and have very prompt customer service if the dress is damaged, and will ship you a backup ASAP for free.

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