Wedding Planners

Wedding Styles Explained

Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days of your life. Work on creating your own style for your wedding, it doesn¦t have to cost you a fortune to do this. Spend some quite time alone, and picture what you would like your wedding to be. Talk to your husband to be, to get his input and go about creating the picture that is in your mind. You will have the happiest memories of your wedding if you create your own dream wedding and stick to what you want to do.

This is a basic guide to wedding types, but if you dream up something else, by all means create that dream.

Very Formal
  • These ceremonies are always held in a house of worship.
  • Can be 6 - 12 bridesmaids / groomsmen.
  • Bride wears floor-length gown, a full cathedral train and a full veil.
  • Bridesmaids wear floor length gowns of the same style, they are normally different but harmonising colours.
  • Mothers wear formal evening gowns.
  • The groom, fathers, and groomsmen wear full evening dress, opera hat, and kid gloves.
Formal
  • These ceremonies are always held in a house of worship.
  • Can be 4 - 12 bridesmaids / groomsmen.
  • Bride wears floor-length gown, a full cathedral train and a medium length veil.
  • Bridesmaids wear floor length gowns of the same style, they are normally different but harmonising colours.
  • Mothers wear afternoon dresses of shorter or longer length.
  • The groom, fathers, and groomsmen wear formal dress.
Semi Formal
  • This ceremony can be held in a house of worship , at home, or at a place of your choosing.
  • Can be 6 - 12 bridesmaids / groomsmen.
  • Bride wears ballerina or floor length gown, with a short veil.
  • Bridesmaids wear ballerina or street length dresses, all of the same length but not longer than the brides.
  • Mothers wear street length dresses.
  • The groom, fathers, and groomsmen wear dark business suits.
Informal
  • All wear street dress.
  • One maid of honour and the best man.
  • Small, day time ceremony attended by relatives and close friends. The appropriate dress for a civil ceremony.
Two general rules:
  1. All males should wear dress shirts of whatever style; the idea being to compliment the bride¦s gown.

  2. The bride¦s gloves should have the ring finger split, as tradition indicates that she does not remove her gloves until the ceremony and all festivities she participates in are complete.

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