What to Wear to a Black-Tie Wedding

If you receive an invitation to a black-tie wedding, you’ll be expected to dress to impress. Before you select your clothing and accessories, make sure you understand these important dos and don’ts.

Choose Formal Attire

The dress code at a black-tie wedding is much stricter and more formal than it is for other types of events. An evening gown that grazes the floor, a formal and modest cocktail dress, an elegant suit, and a tuxedo or formal suit with a black tie or bowtie are all appropriate attire for a black-tie wedding. When it comes to dresses, just about any color is fine, as long as it isn’t a shade of white and isn’t the same color as the bridesmaids’ dresses.

Heels, patent leather shoes, elegant diamond or pearl jewelry, and sophisticated clutches are the types of accessories that are considered appropriate for a black-tie wedding. Hairstyles and makeup should be elegant.

Even though you want your look to be formal and suitable for the occasion, you should be careful not to overdo it. You don’t want to draw people’s attention away from the couple who are getting married or members of the bridal party.

People who have never attended a black-tie wedding sometimes don’t know what’s expected or aren’t sure if a particular outfit or accessory would be suitable. If you have any questions, reach out to the couple who are getting married and ask them what they think.

Host Your Black-Tie Wedding at the Elegant Society Room of Hartford

A black-tie wedding should be held at a venue with an ambiance that’s fitting for such a formal event. The Society Room of Hartford offers a grand multi-purpose ballroom adorned with marble, limestone, brass, and bronze features and a gold muraled ceiling. Our 3,000-square-foot balcony and sweeping staircase serve as a dramatic focal point where you can make your entrance and pose for photographs.

We only host one wedding at a time so we can give our guests the attention they deserve. We can make sure that every detail of your black-tie wedding celebration meets your high expectations.

Our chefs can prepare a delicious meal that will delight you and your family and friends. During the cocktail hour, your guests can sample eight hot or cold hors d’oeuvres. For the main course, you can choose from a four-course plated dinner, a buffet chef’s table, or culinary stations. Guests can enjoy wine with dinner, a champagne toast, and an open bar. Our professional waitstaff will be sure that you and your guests have everything you need.

The Society Room of Hartford is the ideal location to host your black-tie wedding. Contact us today to learn more about our venue and services or to schedule your event.

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