What to Wear to a Wedding? Formal, Black-Tie Optional, Black-Tie Invited Wedding Invitation

by The Knot
Black tie reception
photo by Joey Kennedy Photography

Formal, Black Tie Optional, Black Tie Invited

A tuxedo isn't required, but the wedding is formal enough for one to be appropriate. Go with a dark suit if it's a nighttime wedding, regardless.


If not a tuxedo, a dark suit and tie.


A long dress, a really dressy suit, or something cocktail-length (but still formal). Glamorous makeup and dramatic jewelry and hair are appropriate.

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Now that you know what to wear, make sure you know what to give:

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