Dear brides, we were thinking and we have decided it is about time for us, to reveal you the exact characteristics and aspects of every type of wedding: formal, semi-formal and inform weddings. We know that this will help a lot, and therefore we strongly encourage you to read the following lines and to follow our suggestions, in order to respect the wedding etiquette.
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And, let’s begin with formal weddings. If the bride and the groom will have many guests, and if the ceremony will take place in a church and then it will continue in a large home or garden, then they can call their nuptials formal. But wait, there is more! The formality of your wedding will also be dictated by the attire of your guests. Therefore: women will wear long gowns made of high quality fabrics, whereas men will wear tailcoats or cutaways. Oh, as for the music it should be live and the meal will be served.
Now, let’s proceed with semi-formal weddings. This is a popular choice these days, because these weddings are also elegant, but they are not as luxurious as in the first case. The ceremony may be held at the church, in a civic site or garden. The number of guests will be moderated and the food will be served. As for the apparel, women will wear long or tea length dresses made of simple material, whereas male guests will have some casual or formal suits during the day and some formal suits or elegant jackets during the evening ceremony. And last but not least, the bride and the groom will hire either a small band or a DJ. All in all, even if one can still sense the elegance of such a serious event, this option is more popular because it is more affordable.
And the last possibility of a couple getting married is to have an informal wedding ceremony. According to wedding etiquette, the ceremony will be held at a civic site, church or garden. The number of wedding attendants will be quite small, whereas the apparel will be very casual and comfortable: women will wear simple tea length, full length or even street gowns. As far as male attendants are concerned they can wear a suit or a shirt and some nice slackers. The wedding reception could be held at a restaurant, club or home, whereas a single musician or a DJ will provide the music.
These being said, all you have to do is to mention certain things on your wedding invitations, so that your guests will be dressed properly for the style of your nuptials. You could even mention the formality of your wedding on your nice invites.
Therefore, respect the etiquette and you won’t have any problems in planning your wedding ceremony.