How formal is my wedding formality?



Wedding formality can range from very formal all the way to informal.

There is nothing wrong with any level of formality that you choose. It just should be something that works for you as a couple and is what you TRULY want.

You will remember this day forever, so make it a great day to remember!

The key differences in wedding formality are outlined below:

Very formal wedding:

• Formal location of the ceremony (church or luxury hotel)
• Over 200 guests
• Large wedding party
• Wedding gown with a cathedral length train, veil and gloves
• Formal attire for the wedding party, includes floor length gowns or dresses for the women
• Sit down dinner with a live band

Formal wedding:

• Formal location of the ceremony (church or luxury hotel)
• 100 or more guests
• Slightly smaller wedding party (3 or 4 attendants for each the bride and groom)
• Wedding gown with a chapel or sweep length train and a veil
• Formal attire for the wedding party, includes floor length dresses for the women
• Sit down dinner or buffet with a live band

Semi-formal wedding:

• Semi-formal location of the ceremony (church, outdoors or reception hall)
• Less than 100 guests
• Small wedding party (1 to 3 attendants for each the bride and groom)
• Wedding gown with either a sweep train or no train and a veil
• Nice dresses and suits for the wedding party, includes floor or knee length dresses for the women
• Sit down dinner or buffet with a DJ

Informal wedding:

• Informal location of the ceremony (beach, home, courthouse)
• Less than 50 guests
• 1 attendant for each the bride and groom
• Cocktail style dress for the bride
• Nice knee length dress and suit for the wedding attendants
• Reception at a restaurant or someone’s house

These are only general guidelines to help you!

Tips:

• Don’t go overboard and try to make the event more formal than you are comfortable with.
• Don’t spend more than what you can truly afford.

Tidbit: Don’t let the formalness get in the way of you enjoying yourself!

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Wedding planning guide
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Marriage and wedding vows

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Guide to wedding savings
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