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10 Things We Love About... Black Tie Weddings

Your wedding should be one of the best-dressed days in your life, so having a dress code ensures you have a classically stylish wedding. Black tie weddings are becoming more popular, and the bow tie looks sharp whatever the setting.

Fun finding inspiration

There are so many places you will find inspiration, from old movies of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire to old family wedding photographs, you can have lots of fun looking for ideas for your big day. You might even decide to take a few ballroom dance classes so you will leave your guests speechless.

Looking your best

When an invitation says ‘Black tie’, everyone makes the effort to look their best. From the bride and groom, the wedding party and the guests, everyone will look stylish and glamorous on the big day.

Gallons of glamour

While many weddings are scaled back and simplified, the black tie wedding is perfect for grand gestures and glamour. This is the wedding we dreamed of, with all the added extras.

Bending the rules

The general rule is that tuxedos should not be worn before 6pm. But you can bend the rules and not have a tuxedo at all. Wearing a simple suit in black, charcoal gray or dark navy and a bow tie will look just as smart and is more budget friendly. Grooms can even add a splash of color through their bow tie.

Venue of your dreams

Always wanted to get married in a dramatic setting? Then a black tie wedding is the perfect option. Think of venues which evoke drama and if you are having a dark setting you can set the mood with candlelight.

Dramatic dress details

When it comes to the gown elegance you can keep it simple, but add a stylish but traditional train. The more formal the dress, the longer the train - a Chapel length train flows at three-and-a-half to four-and-a-half feet from your waist, or go for Cathedral length which is a train of six-and-a-half to seven-and-a-half feet.

Weddings without trends

When people opt for the latest wedding trends, the photographs can look dated very quickly. By having a formal wedding your wedding becomes timeless. The classic black tie outfit will stand the test of time and always be stylish.

Fancy food and drinks

The food and refreshments you have at a formal event are bound to be good and the usual formal fare is a seated multi-course meal. But you can add less formal touches like a dessert buffet or go fully formal with Champagne, caviar and oysters.

Touch of elegance

If you want a classic wedding, a black tie event is filled with sophistication and style. From the flowers to the table settings, you can add style to your day as well as your own special touches. Your favors and gifts can also reflect the theme with gifts like cuff-links, pearl earrings or even a bottle of Champagne.

Taking a ride in a classic car

Having a classic car will give your day a classic edge to your romantic event. Feel like a celebrity as you travel in a classic Bentley, or add a royal touch with a Rolls Royce. As you drive away from your venue you will certainly leave a lasting impression.


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