+ Rehearsal Evening – Cocktail Attire
+ Wedding Ceremony & Reception – Black Tie Optional
+ Alhambra Gardens Tour & Flamenco Show – Casual
Since we all have different meanings for the above, let us simplify and offer some guidance on the attire for each event. Cocktail Attire for the Rehearsal Evening as the Parador de Granada is an elegant and beautiful location that regularly welcome world leaders and famous folks. Black Tie Optional for the Wedding Ceremony & Reception as it complements and suits the setting. Casual for the Alhambra Gardens Tour & Flamenco show as we will be outdoors for part enjoying the sights.
Please see below for descriptions and guidance from the Knot.com:
The invite says: “Formal” or “Black Tie Optional”
The wording here suggests something slightly less formal than black tie. This means that a tuxedo isn’t required but the event is still formal enough for one to be appropriate.
He should wear: A tuxedo or a formal dark suit and tie.
She should wear: A long dress, a dressy suit, or a formal cocktail-length dress in a dark, neutral tone like brown, gray, or black. P.S. The bride likes beautiful, bright summer colors too.
The invite says: “Semiformal” or “Cocktail”
Depending on the time of the event, you’ll want to dress somewhere between formal and casual. Wear darker, more formal hues for an evening fete; opt for light colors and fabrics for a daytime wedding.
He should wear: A suit and tie, dark or light depending on the season and time of day. Men, you don’t have to wear a tie, but slacks and dressy shirt would be great.
She should wear: A cocktail dress or a dressy skirt/pants and top. Bride will be in red.
The invite says: “Casual”
Generally, casual means anything goes. That said, jeans, shorts, and tank tops are probably not appropriate unless they’re specifically noted as acceptable. For the purposes of wedding wear, assume business casual to be on the safe side.
He should wear: Dress pants, jeans, or nice shorts with a button-down (short sleeve) shirt or polo would be appropriate.
She should wear: A summer sundress or a skirt or cute shorts with a nice blouse. Makeup and hair can be natural and everyday.