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Set Your Wedding Dress Code First
Your selection of a dress code is important in setting the tone, mood and overall presentation of your wedding. It impacts every aspect of the wedding from the dress and suits to the invitations and decorations. Indeed, even your choice of wedding cufflinks will be influenced by the dress code you choose. It would be highly recommended if you determine your dress code early on, the best when you start making plans for your day. With this decision behind you it will be much easier to decide on the venue, format, theme and other special details that make your day memorable. Plus, with the dress code confirmed, it's possible to set about finding the right outfits and accessories for your bridesmaids and groomsmen, including that perfect pair of wedding cufflinks. Your cufflink choice will essentially be determined by your dress code and inspired by your theme. Let's look at the options… Casual Summer Soirees In the height of summer you may opt for a very casual dress code for your wedding. It's just not practical to have your bridal party and your guests sweating it out in formal wear or suits and ties. This dress code is particularly suited to a beach or garden wedding held in the middle of the day. Groomsmen will look great in a white shirt and a light weight suit, ideally made from fabric like linen which is cool. They can take off their jacket after the ceremony and still look smart. Simple silver cufflinks or silk knots are the perfect choice for a casual theme. Lounge Suit Celebrations 'Lounge suit' is an appropriate choice for a more relaxed but still dressy wedding celebration. The lounge suit dress code generally involves a single breasted suit worn with a crisp shirt - a tie is optional depending on the venue and the season. This is the perfect dress code for wedding receptions held in sophisticated cocktail bars or trendy restaurants. When it comes to cufflinks there is a great deal of scope with a lounge suit dress code. Silver cufflinks, colored cufflinks and novelty cufflinks are all great options. Black Tie Banquets Formal weddings are also very popular, particularly for wedding receptions held in a marquee or at a top restaurant. For men this involves a tuxedo and bow-tie and for women a short or long evening dress. Everyone enjoys getting dressed up and a 'formal' or 'black-tie' dress code creates a special kind of excitement about your celebration. It's important to choose a classy set of cufflinks that match the formality of the occasion. Look for highly polished silver cufflinks and if you choose to incorporate color do so sparingly.