Attire Timeline

  • When you should order your wedding dress by: 9 months before the wedding

  • When you should send wedding dress to be altered by: 3 months before the wedding (or by discretion of your tailor)

  • When bridesmaids should order dresses by: 6 months in advance

  • When bridesmaids should send dress to be altered by: 3 months in advance

  • Mens suits: 2 and a half to 3 months in advance



  • Wedding shoes

  • Garter

  • Wrap (for winter weddings)

  • Hair

    • Hair comb

    • Tiara

    • Veil

  • Bridal jewelry

    • Necklace

    • Earrings



  • Pocket square

  • Printed socks

  • Cufflinks

  • Tie

  • Wedding shoes

  • Tie bar

Ash Carr Photography + Kristin Pringle Photography + Nicole Adele Photogrpahy

Types of receptions/ATTIRE

If you are worried that your guests might not know what to wear, you can always include pictures on your wedding website. Here is a little run down of what your guests can be expected to wear based on the reception style you chose -


Casual: Dress pants with a button down or polo             

 Semi formal/cocktail: Suit + Tie or Sport Coat

Black Tie: Tuxedo

White Tie: Long-tail tuxedo


Casual: Summer dress

Semi formal/cocktail: Cocktail dress

Black Tie: Formal Gown

White Tie: Full length ball gown