What To Wear To A Black-Tie Wedding

What To Wear To A Black-Tie Wedding

Black-tie events are considered to be the most formal dress code. A black-tie wedding will start with a very fancy invitation with the words "Black Tie Required" across the bottom. 

What Is Black-Tie Attire?

A Black-Tie wedding is the most formal type of wedding and is accompanied with a black tuxudo, black bow-tie, and long gowns for women. Black-tie weddings are the most formal, as well as typically more traditional in nature. Men are expected to wear black dinner jackets, nice shoes, and a black bow-tie. Monogram suspenders also add a nice, personalized touch to a black-tie look.

We know how confusing and hard it can be to find black-tie wedding accessories that are classic and timeless, and AGM Weddings is here to help. 

Should I Have a Black-Tie Wedding?

To answer your question, it is totally up to you. It is important to note that if you do host a black-tie wedding, to remember to make the rest of the wedding day fit the formal theme. For example, a black-tie wedding wouldn't flow as well in a barn or backyard wedding. Since black-tie weddings are the most formal, making the entire wedding fit the feel and formality is important. 

What to Wear to a Black-Tie Event

For black-tie events, women are expected to wear floor length gowns. Men are expected to wear a black dinner jacket, matching trousers, a white pleated button up shirt, nice dress shoes, and a bow tie. Bow tie's can be any color, except for white. White bow ties are reserved for white-tie events only. Suspenders are also a nice touch for black-tie events as belts should never be worn for a black-tie wedding. 

Looking to accessorize and personalize your black-tie look? Check out our Jeffrey Suspenders - monogram suspenders to elevate your elegant wedding. 

What Not to Wear to a Black-Tie Wedding

Due to the nature of black-tie attire, black-tie weddings embrace elegance, simplicity, and uniformity. There are several things that should not be worn at a black-tie wedding or black-tie event.

  • Short, cocktail dresses
  • Suit - a dinner jacket is required for a black-tie event
  • Open toed shoes
  • Blazers
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Belt
  • White Bow Tie