A formal wedding has a traditional wedding gown with sweep train and a veil for the bride. The groom and his attendants wear formal clothes (black tie in the evening, stroller jackets with striped trousers in the daytime). The bride has two to six bridesmaids with floor-length dresses. The mothers also wear elaborate floor-length dresses. The ceremony is at any hour of the day with at least 100 guests. Engraved invitations that are large in size are mailed out with separate reception invitations enclosed. A medium sized elegant reception is held.