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Essentials for a black-tie affair

- January 07, 2014 - by: miguel

Essentials for a black-tie affair

Essentials for a black-tie affair

One of the hottest trends of this year is having elegant, black-tie themed weddings. There's something so elegant, classic and beautiful about celebrating your big day while wearing an extravagant gown and having your guests sport stunning evening wear. The minute you attach the term "black tie" to your event, everything gets fancier, whether it's the decor, the attire or the venue. In order to pull off this type of wedding, here are a few tips regarding etiquette, decor and dress:

Start the event at six
Traditionally, black-tie events call for evening wear not meant to be worn before 6 o'clock, or before dark, whichever comes first. Therefore, noting on your wedding invitations that your ceremony starts at 6 p.m. helps your guests know which type of attire will be appropriate.

Choose the right invitations
Your wedding invitations help set the tone and theme of your nuptials, so you'll want the stationery to reflect the tone of a black-tie wedding. Look for sophisticated text and a black-and-white design to go along with it. If you want your guests to dress in black-tie apparel (men: tuxedos, women: floor-length gowns) you must note that requirement somewhere on your invites.

Simple dinnerware
Simple decor exudes an elegance that can't be beat. Opt for crisp and clean white plates lined with black, which are perfect for this wedding theme. You can feel free to add in a few accents of color using blooms in the centerpiece filled with plenty of greenery to make your white plates pop. You could also include crystal embellishments in your table arrangements for a touch of glamour. Place plenty of candles with your centerpiece to produce a subtle and romantic glow throughout your reception venue.

Gold accents
Small touches of gold can go a long way in creating a high-class affair. You can dress up your wedding cake with accents of gold, bedazzle your table numbers, dip the tops of your stemware in gold or even sport some gold jewelry to complete your beautiful ensemble.

Attire
Traditionally, black-tie events call for dramatic floor-length ball gowns, but if this isn't your style, opt for lace, which can give off a feel of chic elegance, romance and luxury. Wrap a bit of lace around your bouquet to bring the whole outfit together. As for the groom's ensemble, he can sport a black tuxedo, which will perfectly complement a beautiful white dress.

For more black-tie ideas for your Arizona wedding, turn to LUX Wedding Florist.

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