Evening weddings are more formal than their daytime counterparts. Invitations may say black tie; if not, opt for semiformal. So just what does that mean?
Things You’ll Need:
Men's Dress Belts
Men's Dress Shirts
Men's Dress Shoes
Mens' Dress Pants
Women's Dress Shirts
Women's Dress Shoes
dresses and skirts
Step1Consider an evening wedding an occasion to dress up. Leave your daytime clothes in the closet and pull out those really dressy things you thought you'd never have another opportunity to wear.
Step2Remember, the more formal the venue, the dressier the attire.
Step3Rent the tux, guys, or pull it out of its hiding place in the closet. Black tie means just that: a black bowtie and cummerbund.
Step4Opt for a formal gown or ensemble for black tie, ladies. Keep the lines simple, the accents subtle and the color complementary to your coloring. Consider a sleek velvet dress with a little lace, or a full shimmery skirt with a sequin stretch top and color-coordinated satin wrap.
Step5Regard semiformal as slightly less dressy than black tie. A man may opt for a cummerbund and tie that match the colors of his date's dress, or a very nice dark suit and tie. A woman might consider an elegant cocktail dress that hits just around the knee.
Step6Select shoes wisely. You'll be on your feet socializing and dancing well into the evening, so keep them comfortable.