2. White Tie
Used less often, a white tie wedding is the utmost in formal events. For men, a white tie event calls for a black tuxedo with tails, white bow tie, and white vest, along with a white pleated shirt and white or gray gloves.
The ladies should be donning a formal, floor-length gown in fabrics like silk, satin, taffeta, or chiffon. Glamorous hair and jewelry with plenty of sparkle are also called for, as is more dramatic makeup.