- Dec 5, 2010
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330 guests and 300 - 310 in black tie?I think this would be a better argument in the age before mass communication.
My wife chose Preferred for our wedding. We had 330ish guests and I'd say 300-310 came black tie.
Almost all of our younger guests talked to us and we explained that if cost/travel etc was an issue it wasn't a big deal. And we had people coming from Asia, Europe, and all around the country.
Its so easy to ask now and "Preferred" elicits a convo in a way "Optional" doesn't.
Added benefit that it spurred a conversation about what Black Tie even means. Most of my younger female friends assumed it meant black dresses.
Ever BTO wedding I go to, people see "optional" and don't even ask the bride and groom.
I'll be at a BTO wedding at rhe Bel Air Bay Club next month. Everyone there has the money for a rig. I bet it will be sub 25% because of "optional" and Summer.
Sounds like the sausage fest of the century!