We have been asked by a lot of people what they should wear whenever they receive a black tie invitation.
For men, its extremely easy and basically they just need to wear a tuxedo with a black tie. If he doesn't own one then you can simply rent one. If the invitation says "black tie optional" then he can wear a tux but he can also wear a dark suit.
For women, the rules are not as strict. Black is a no fail dress color for a wedding like this, but you can experiment with color, jewels, fabric, and more! You too may want to rent from a service such as Rent the Runway, since formal gowns can be expensive.
Here are some of our favorite dresses we've recently found!
Slate & Willow Simonetta gown, from $80, RenttheRunway.com
Alex Evenings sequined A-line midi dress and jacket, $189, Macys.com
ML Monique Lhuillier green floral lace gown, from $55, RenttheRunway.com
Boohoo slinky twist front midi dress, $35, US.ASOS.com
Halston Heritage Dahlia cape gown, $50, RenttheRunway.com