5 Different Wedding Dress Codes Explained
Chances are if you’re getting married, your buds are, too. If you’re heading off to a lot of weddings this summer, and want to avoid the “are you really wearing that?” look from your fiancée, here’s a quick rundown on dress code terms and what they mean.
White Tie: This means your friends are either royalty, or snooty.
Black tie or Black tie optional: If you’ve got a tux, get it cleaned (this is key as most guys I’ve encountered just stuff the tux in the closet after events). If your tuxless, any dark suit will do.
Formal: You could bring out the tux, or if you’d rather, a dark suit is fine.
Creative Black Tie: Hell if I know. The good news is, if you’re confused, so is everyone else. If it’s part of your heritage, this is a good place to throw in a little of your own local flavor…cowboy boots with a tux, a kente cloth vest, quilt and commando, etc.
Festive Attire, Festive Casual, Dressy Casual: This means they want you to look nice, but don’t want you to show up in a tux or dressed for work.
If all else fails, just wear what your fiancée tells you to. Even if she isn’t right, you’ll score points for following directions.
In addition to serving as OneWed’s VP of Marketing, Jennifer Napier is a guest contributor to the GroomsAdvice blog offering a little local flavor for the grooms. You can connect with Jennifer on Google+ and Twitter.