**WEDDING PLANNER FEATURE**
Successful wedding planner, Anna Smith of Anna Elizabeth Weddings and Events, shares with us her thoughts on black tie weddings and events.
The classic black tie theme is timeless, luxurious and of course exceptionally romantic. Black tie weddings are often considered to suit winter months best, but don’t be fooled! There are no limitations to when a exceptionally beautiful black tie event can be held. The overall appearance of this clean cut, sophisticated theme can be defined by small touches of personalised detail. Candlelit table settings, crystals chandeliers, chair backs, table cloths, crockery and cutlery, dim lighting and clean cut floral arrangements are just a few ways to add a sparkle of style to your venue.
Elegance is the key factor when choosing your decor for a black tie celebration. Black and white is of course the key shades for timeless décor, but to inject a bit of shine into your design you can add metallic touches such as silver, gold or copper. This really will brighten up your event and bring a sparkle to your evening.
Scottish wedding planner, Anna Smith of Anna Elizabeth Weddings and Events has a successful background in events, with over 5 years experience working within the industry.
She adds, “Black Tie remains the gold standard for formal attire. The appearance of Black Tie on an invitation indicates that tremendous amount of effort has gone into the planning of the evening and that the hosts are expecting the evening to ooze elegance and uniformity. It is possible to plan a Black Tie event to a very high standard on your own; however, I would recommend hiring in a professional who has experience in Black Tie events and can offer you a highest end service.
Black Tie events should have every minute detailed planned and executed to the highest standard. If you expect your guests to come in their best attire; you should provide an event to match. Your evening should include white glove service, top shelf liquor, canapés, a sit down meal (if the event is not drinks reception only) and a live form of music; whether by band or orchestra. You want the evening to be sophisticated and elegant and for your guests to leave feeling that they have attended a premium, world-class event.”
The traditional dress code for the groom and groomsmen is black tuxedos, maybe also white boutonnieres. However, in Scotland a kilt will always be highly regarded as perfectly acceptable black tie attire. Tailored tartan trousers are a very fashionable choice at the moment. As for the bride and bridesmaids, there are a lot more colour and cut options here, but to achieve the classic black tie look keep it elegant with clean lines and we recommend adding flawless shoes to make a glamorous statement.
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