(Closed) Would you go to a Black Tie wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you go to a black tie wedding?

    Yes

    No

  • Post # 107
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @linnylou_88:  I love going all out and getting dressed up, but anyone who knows what black tie means (or googles it) will be confused if you say black tie for a 1:30 ceremony. As others have mentioned, black tie is more than just the dress code. It means evening. Always. 

    Post # 108
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    I wouls LOVE an excuse to wear a gown!!

    Post # 109
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    Busy bee

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    @linnylou_88:  That’s a really good point. Etiquette rules imply that the phrase “black tie” requires tuxedos and nothing else. 

    Post # 110
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    Busy bee

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    @Rachel631:  right?? Honestly my SO bought a tux at Macy’s for about $130 and the number of times he’s worn it has more than made up for the price, renting would have been way expensive in the long run. 

     

    And I just do renttherunway.com for those types of things. 

    Post # 111
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would love that!  I think the only problem you might run into would be with some of the older guests either not dressing appropriately or not coming.

    Post # 113
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Now I want to have a black tie wedding too!

    Post # 114
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yes, but I think DH would just wear a nice suit. What are you going to do, turn people away at the door?!

    Post # 115
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    @linnylou_88:  Yes, but I have a ball gown and tux in my closet and we don’t mind breaking them out for a black tie event. I would be annoyed if it turned out it wasn’t a black tie event, but instead more of a semi-formal event. Semi-formal and formal fine, but I would wear something else.

    Post # 116
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I love dressing up in fancy things for fancy events! The only snag would be if men had to wear tuxes. My husband doesn’t own one, but I would not be opposed to renting one for a close friend or families wedding. 

    Post # 117
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    ABSOLUTELY!  Especially for those ladies who have already had a wedding of their own, it’s difficult to find a reason to go by a beautiful dress!  And since your wedding is in December, it gives people plenty of time to prepare.

    Post # 118
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @linnylou_88:  

    we just ended up saying formal attire is requested for both ceremony and reception

    Post # 119
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    Sugar bee

    Okay, dumb question.

    About to look up the difference (if any) in saying to please wear ‘formal’ attire as opposed to ‘black tie’? Always thought weddings would be formal unless otherwise specified. I am just bad with this stuff.lol

    Post # 120
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    If it was someone I was close to I would go, otherwise not.  It’s not that I wouldn’t like to, I’m just on a very tight budget and couldn’t afford a new dress (I don’t own anything that fancy).  I think that opinion might be more popular with people my age (early 20’s) just starting out financially.  I can imagine that some people might wear a nice suit instead of a tux, or nice cocktail dress instead of evening gown.  Either because they didn’t have anything else or just weren’t super familiar with the dress code.

    Post # 121
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    Helper bee

    I put that I would attend, only because I wouldn’t automatically rule it out. But you’d better be providing a very nice night and be one of my very closest friends or a sibling. The expense is pretty great, so I might not be able to afford as nice of a gift, either.

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