Very Formal Wedding

A very formal wedding includes a traditional elegant gown with a long train and a veil in a complementary length for the bride. The groom and all the men in the wedding party wear formal attire (white tie and tails in the evening, cutaways in the daytime). There are four to twelve bridesmaids in floor-length dresses. Mothers of the bride and groom wear long dresses. A noon, late afternoon or evening ceremony takes place with 200 or more guests. Engraved invitations that are large in size are mailed out with separate reception invitations enclosed. A large and exquisite reception is held.