Formal weddings are beautiful and magnificent. Everone finds formal weddings breathtaking, elegant and traditional. Your mom will love your formal wedding and your mom-in-law to be will also adore it. Formal weddings are great to organize and are always guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser! If a formal wedding is the theme that you've chosen for your big day, then by now your mood board should be filling up with champagne bubbles and beautiful white wedding cake images.
They are fabulous to arrange and there is an abundance of information that you can find to help you on your formal wedding way... But how do you actually pull off a formal wedding with all of it's exacting standards? Need some ideas?
Start With Some Formal Wedding Invitations
If you're going along the formal wedding lines, you need to be a little brave! For starters, the actual design of wedding invitation is very straight forward. Generally, formal wedding invitation etiquette would be a plain white or ivory card with engraved wording that has an RSVP date included! Now for the slightly more complicated formal wedding invitation part! Formal wedding invitations are usually sent out six to eight weeks in advance of the ceremony with an RSVP date of two to three weeks before you tie the knot. Oh yes, only two to three weeks beforehand... you did say you wanted to follow formal wedding etiquette to the letter didn't you?
Formal Wedding Wear For Brides-To-Be
If you've opted for a formal wedding, then ideally, it has to be white or ivory! The classic look of a formal wedding dress in an a-line or sheath format will always be traditional but it needs to be floor length and elegant. However, if you are looking to wow your guests and your future husband with an element of dramatic style and sophistication, the veil is for you. Formal weddings will always adore those fabulous floor skimming veils for an extra touch of sophisticated class! Keep your formal wedding accessories to a neat minimum from a delicate sapphire necklace or maybe a pair of diamond drop earrings and avoid bracelets that will detract from your wedding and engagement rings.
Formal Wedding Wear For Grooms
Formal weddings are great for grooms! Guys, it's that moment that you get to look stylish and handsome in a traditional “formal wedding” top hat and tails with an additional waistcoat to perfectly finish it all off! Of course, there is always that alternative of the 007 tuxedo but remember, if your formal wedding is during the day, black tie is always going to work better than white tie! An additional word of advice for the boys, formal weddings require sensible socks and non intrusive jewellery such as a simple watch. Formal weddings are wonderful weddings! They are magical and heart stoppingly beautiful. Everyone will remember that breathtaking formal wedding as you drive off into the sunset as husband and wife in that vintage, formal wedding Rolls Royce!