Including a dress code on your wedding invitations is a handy way to enhance the tone, theme, or mood you want on your big day, because your guests will dress according to your wedding’s overall style nicely. It also helps guests decide what to wear by providing guidance as to how formal – or informal – your wedding is going to be.
Black tie is the second most formal dress code and is typically reserved for evening weddings. Despite what its title may suggest, black tie does not mean you must wear black, although traditionally men should wear a black tuxedo and a bow tie. Black tie appropriate attire for women can be an evening gown of any colour.
When it comes to smart casual for men, go for casual trousers such as chinos or suit pants. In summer, you could even wear shorts. They can accompany their trousers with a long-sleeved shirt, and an optional jacket and tie. If you must wear denim, go for the stylish dark blue, tailored type.