Wedding Style Report: Common Dress Codes, Decoded
Make sure you've got the right look for all you're wedding events!
Can anyone besides the bride wear white to a wedding? What does "festive" really mean? Is black tie always formal? As a style expert, these are questions I get asked on a regular basis and a topic I recently covered on an episode of The Nate Berkus Show (airing in May). With peak wedding season on the horizon, we thought it would be a good time to give you a prep course in event-wear etiquette.
Here are eight common wedding invite dress codes and what they all mean, exactly.
"This is the time to break out the ties with the fun patterns or something that goes with the theme," says celebrity event planner Samantha Goldberg. "For example, if you're going to a college reunion, wear a sports-themed tie. It makes the suit less stuffy."