Get a grip on the approximate number of guests you will invite before settling on a venue. This will ensure theres ample space for your crew. As a rule of thumb, allow for 25 to 30 square feet per guest. That may seem like a lot, but its really not if you count the space you will need for the tables, bustling waiters, the band and a dance floor.
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.
You can have the most gorgeous wedding invitations ever, but when it comes down to it, they need to be informative. They should spell out all essential wedding info—whos getting married, whos hosting and where and when the ceremony will take place. (Everything else should go on your wedding website.) If your wedding style is more unique or modern, feel free to express that by breaking a few rules. Your wedding invitation is the first impression guests will have of your wedding, so it should sound like you.