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Traditional Wedding Attire

Formal wedding attire
Use these guidelines to coordinate your bridal party's wedding attire to your and your grooms wedding style:

Daytime Weddings (before 6 pm)

Ultra-Formal
Bridesmaids:
- Long dresses. Short veils or other headpieces, gloves and shoes to match.
Groomsmen:
- (Traditional) A cutaway suit with trousers and a sing-collar shirt.
- (Contemporary) A long or short contoured tuxedo with trousers and a wing-collar shirt.

Formal
Bridesmaids:
- Long or short dresses. Headpieces, accessories, gloves and shoes to match.
Groomsmen:
- (Traditional) A stroller, waistcoat, striped trousers, white shirt and striped tie.
- (Contemporary) A formal tuxedo, dress shirt, bow tie and vest or cummerbund.

Semiformal
Bridesmaids:
- Long or short dresses. Shoes and accessories to match.
Groomsmen:
- (Traditional) A suit with a white, colored, or striped shirt, and four-in-hand tie.
- (Contemporary) Dinner jacket or formal suit, dress shirt, bow tie and vest or cummerbund.

Informal
Bridesmaids:
- Maid of honor is dressed in a short dress or suit, similar in style to the brides.
Groomsmen:
- (Traditional) A suit with a white, colored, or striped shirt, and four-in-hand tie.
- (Contemporary) Dinner jacket or formal suit, dress shirt, bow tie and vest or cummerbund.

Evening Weddings (after 6 pm)

Ultra-Formal
Bridesmaids:
- Long dresses. Short veils or other headpieces, gloves, shoes and accessories to match.
Groomsmen:
- (Traditional) Full dress tailcoat, matching trousers, white waistcoat, white bow tie, and wing-collar shirt.
- (Contemporary) A long or short contoured tuxedo with trousers and a wing-collar shirt.

Formal
Bridesmaids:
- Long or short dresses. Headpieces, accessories, gloves and shoes to match.
Groomsmen:
- (Traditional) A stroller, waistcoat, striped trousers, white shirt and striped tie.
- (Contemporary) A formal tuxedo, dress shirt, bow tie and vest or cummerbund.

Semiformal
Bridesmaids:
- Street-length dresses. Shoes and accessories to match.
Groomsmen:
- (Traditional) White or colored suit, striped shirt and four-in-hand tie.
- (Contemporary) Dinner jacket or formal suit, dress shirt, bow tie and vest or cummerbund.

Informal
Bridesmaids:
- Maid of honor is dressed in a short dress or suit, similar in style to the brides.
Groomsmen:
- (Traditional) A suit with a white, colored, or striped shirt, and four-in-hand tie.
- (Contemporary) Dinner jacket or formal suit, dress shirt, bow tie and vest or cummerbund.

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