Wedding Party: Fun Formal Attire?
Q: We're having a formal wedding but don't want to require black tie. The bridesmaids are wearing black cocktail dresses and the groomsmen will wear black suits. How can we make this formal wedding attire a little more fun?
A: Consider adding splashes of color to the outfits. Have you chosen wedding-day colors besides black and white? If so, accent the attire with those colors. For the bridesmaids, think about giving colorful pashmina shawls or purses. As for the guys, you can find ties that are both formal and festive: Patterns (thin stripes and plaids) in varying shades of the same color family are very popular, and many designers have created them in shiny fabrics, which will dress up the suits even more. Knot Note: Buy the purses, shawls, and ties for your girls and guys, and the goods can double as attendant gifts!