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Wedding Dress Codes, Unmasked

With weddings getting more permissive and relaxed, dress codes are getting a bit of a modern twist as well. Yet, sometimes this is only causing more confusion among guests who are not very sure of what to wear to a wedding with a particular dress code.

Want to help them find the right attire for your own Big Day? Here’s a short guide for you and for them.

  • White Tie is the most formal dress code. Men are supposed to wear tuxedoes and white bow-ties, while ladies are supposed to wear long dresses that cover as much skin as possible (sometimes, it is even required to wear elbow-length gloves).

  • Black Tie is the more widely spread formal dress code because it allows for a little more freedom, especially for the ladies. While the guys will wear black tuxedoes (and black bow-ties), the women can wear long dresses that show a bit more skin (e.g. slit skirts, and so on).

  • Dressy Casual strikes the perfect balance between cocktail dresses and formal gowns, between tuxedoes and casual pants-and-vest or pants-and-button down-shirt. For instance, ladies can wear a cascading gown, or any other dress that is perfectly balanced between “formal” and “casual”.

  • Beach Formal is very popular every summer, but not many understand what it actually means. In general, for the ladies, this dress code means wearing any type of flow-y, lightweight long dress. For the men, this usually means suits and shirts made from natural and lightweight fabrics.

Looking for a very dedicated, very talented, and very passionate wedding planner? Contact Dazzle (Events) by Andrea and allow us to be right by your side when planning the biggest, most unforgettable day of your life. You will never regret hiring us – precisely because none of our previous clients have done so either!

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