The dress code for your wedding is defined by a few factors: the venue, time of day, and the formality of the event. Selecting your dress code for your wedding day sets the tone for the day, so you want to be sure the dress code you select works seamlessly with your venue, wedding design, and the formality of your wedding.
Having a Casual dress code is a very laid-back option; however, this doesn’t mean too casual. This is a good choice for wedding with a very relaxed vibe.
Think: sun dresses, pretty sandals, flats, shirt and tie, blazers, and casual dresses
A Cocktail dress code has a focus on fun and leans towards semi-formal.
Think: Kate Spade, flirty dresses, suit and tie, fun accessories, heels, statement pieces, jumpsuits
Black Tie Optional
In this case, a formal gown and cocktail dress are both equally acceptable. Keep in mind it’s a bit more casual than Black Tie, hence the “optional,” so guests can feel free to have a little fun with prints and accessories. This is also a tad more relaxed than a strictly Black Tie wedding, as men are not required to wear tuxedos, and may wear suits.
Think: floor-length gowns, fun prints, tuxedos, chic tea-length formal dresses, dark suits and ties
At a Black Tie wedding, guests are expected to wear tuxedos and evening gowns. Black Tie has a very formal, classic feel.
Think: long evening gowns, jewelry, tuxedos
White Tie is the most formal and strict of all wedding dress codes.
Think: full-length ball gowns, glamorous hair and makeup, jewels, optional white gloves for dancing, black double-breasted tailcoats