We always recommend that our brides and grooms select their date and venue prior to picking out their attire, as there are many fabrics not suitable for wear year-round. While a velvet tux can be stunning in the winter, you could end up in a sticky situation should you opt for a ceremony on a golf course in July. And if you’re walking down the aisle in sand, a ballgown with a long, dramatic train is also probably not your best bet. With that being said, no matter where you end up on the map, don’t be afraid to incorporate your own personal sense of style.
We believe you should do whatever feels aligned with the wedding you are hosting and your own personal style when it comes to the attire wording on your wedding invitations. Whether you request the traditional “Black Tie Preferred” or invite all to come in “Fabulous Attire,” this, along with knowing the time and place of the wedding, should help your guests trim the amount of time spent shopping for the perfect look.
Here are some helpful style guidelines from The Black Tux, provider of online suit and tuxedo rentals, to assist your guests so they don’t end up being the topic of conversation at your wedding and the attention stays where it belongs – on you.
(Top Row L-R): Miki and Sonja Photography, Miki and Sonja Photography
(Middle Row L-R): Braedon Photography, Max Wanger, The Vondys, Robert Evans Studio
(Bottom Row L-R): Beautiful Day Photography, Nicol Ragland