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Defining Dress Codes

With so many different dress codes out there, it can be difficult to know what to wear, even when the type of dress requested is stated on the invitation. Even then, there are so many variations to requested attires that this topic naturally lends itself to an answer of, “It depends…”. But If we can help you here, even a tiny bit, we’re going to go for it!


Smart Casual
Women: Wear a pencil skirt or dress pants, paired with a silk or button-down top and high heels.
Men: Opt for dressy trousers, paired with a collared shirt and loafers.
Typical places to wear Smart Casual: Office parties, happy hours, or a business luncheon.



“Dressy” Casual
Women: Avoid wearing denim, tennis shoes, and cotton tees. Instead, opt for silk pants, dress pants, or a skirt. Pair with a patent leather flat, or one with nice embellishments such as a bow, buckle, or a print.
Men: Wear trousers and a dress shirt with leather loafers, oxfords, or a slip-on shoe. Pair with a blazer or sport coat. Avoid showing up with wrinkles or clothes one size too big, too small, or in a non-coordinating color. A tie is optional.
Typical places to wear “Dressy” Casual: Church/Temple, dinner, or an invite received via phone or e-mail.


Country Club Casual
Women: Choose an open-necked or polo shirt. You can also go with dresses and skirts with minimal accessories.
Men: Wear an open-necked or polo shirt, paired with khakis. Accessorize with leather shoes and a belt.
Typical places to wear Country Club Casual: The country club (obviously), a friend’s home for dinner, or a nice restaurant.


Business Casual
Women: A skirt, khakis, or dress pants paired with long sleeve or three-quarter sleeve tops. A casual dress and flats are options as well.
Men: Wear a button-down or a polo shirt, paired with khakis, or dress pants. If you so desire, layer with a V-neck sweater, a blazer, or a sport coat. A tie is optional.
Typical places to wear Business Casual: A company party, daily work attire (depending on your job), or business lunch meetings.


Cocktail Attire
Women: Wear a shorter dress with some frill. The classic little black dress makes for great cocktail attire, and is the easiest to show your personality by accessorizing to suit your mood.
Men: Wear a dark suit, coat, and tie. Opting for dark jeans paired with a jacket and tie is also acceptable at some cocktail events, depending on how casual the atmosphere is.
Typical places to wear Cocktail Attire: Adult birthday parties and evening social events.


Lounge Attire
Women: Wear a dress that would be appropriate for brunch or afternoon tea. It should fall to, or slightly above, the knee, and not be too sparkly or low-cut. Incorporate a jacket or shawl to cover the arms.
Men: Opt for a dark suit paired with a crisp, white shirt. You can go with or without a tie. Opting for a vest instead of a tie adds informality of the look.
Typical places to wear Lounge Attire: Daytime engagement parties, business breakfasts, and afternoon tea.


White Tie
Women: A floor-length ball gown is a must. Accessorize with opera length gloves, glamorous jewels, and up-do hairstyles.
Men: Wear a short or waist length black tailcoat (tails should reach the back of your knees,) white bow tie, starched white shirt, and a cummerbund (optional). Sport high-quality black pants.
Typical places to wear White Tie: Charity fundraisers, government ceremonies, weddings, and the opera.


Black Tie
Women: Gussy up in a floor-length ball gown. A very dressy cocktail dress may be acceptable depending on the venue of the event.
Men: Wear a dark suit or a tuxedo without tails. Pair with a white shirt and a tie, or a bow tie with or without a vest and a cummerbund.
Typical places to wear Black Tie: Charity fundraisers, political dinner parties, and weddings.


“Creative” Black Tie
Women: Dress up in a long gown, cocktail dress, or snazzy separates. Accessorize with the latest trends, such as feathers, sequins, sheer fabrics, and capes. Show off your personality with every detail.
Men: Incorporate trendy prints in with your tie and a dressy shirt. Mix fabrics such as a silk blazer and a dress shirt to create a formal—yet interesting—look.
Typical places to wear “Creative” Black Tie: Galas, silent auctions, weddings, and formal dinners that have a fun atmosphere.


“Warm Weather” Black Tie
Women: Wear a long gown with white gloves (optional) and minimal jewelry.
Men: Wear a white dinner jacket, in a worsted wool, gabardine, linen, or cotton fabric material. Pair this with a white dress shirt, bow tie, a cummerbund, and nice black leather shoes.
Typical places to wear “Warm Weather” Black Tie: Formal events that are held outdoors, such as a cruise line or country club dinners, weddings, and galas.


Black Tie Optional
Women: Look glamorous in a long gown, cocktail dress, or luxurious separates. Accessorize with items such as long gloves, clutches, and jewelry to top off the whole look.
Men: If you own a tuxedo, wear it. If not, wear a suit in a dark color such as charcoal or black, paired with a white dress shirt, and a solid colored tie. Make sure patterns are kept to a minimum and shoes are shined. Accessorize your look with a pocket square and cuff links.
Typical places to wear Black Tie Optional: Elegant events such as galas, silent auctions, weddings, formal dinners.



Blog credit: https://www.artinstitutes.edu/about/blog/defining-dress-codes-what-to-wear-for-every-occasion

What to Do If You Get Sick on Your Wedding Day


Of the disasters on the list of what you don’t want to happen on your wedding day, getting sick has to be pretty high up there. Most other mishaps are things you can find workarounds for, or even laugh about later. But falling ill on what is supposed to be the happiest day of your life means you will be feeling miserable and may even have to miss large parts of the reception that you spent months planning.

As much as getting sick may just feel like terrible luck, it’s something that can happen fairly easily. After all, the stress of coordinating the big day can weaken your immune system, and you are likely coming into contact with many different people as you finalize your special plans. While everyone’s immune system is different and we are definitely no substitute for a doctor, we do have some tips on how to help prevent becoming ill, as well as how to power through if you do.

To Prevent Getting Sick:
- Regularly take vitamin C in the week leading up to your wedding.
- Get plenty of sleep. Try meditation if your mind is going a mile a minute about everything that needs to be done.
- Eat healthy food, especially yogurt that’s low in sugar and has active cultures since that’s the kind of bacteria you do want!
- Wash your hands frequently, especially after handling something another person has touched.
- If you begin to feel a cold coming on, try zinc tablets to stop it before it starts. Just be sure to eat a full meal beforehand, as zinc can do a number on your stomach.


If You’re Already Sick:
- Load up on medication, but make sure to take non-drowsy formulas and don’t overlap on medicines that have acetaminophen. While it’s great at reducing fevers, it’s also easy to overdose on, which causes liver damage. Always follow the instructions carefully!
- If you lose your voice, avoid talking until it's time for the vows, and make sure the mic is on! People might just think you're choked up with emotion, but everyone will probably learn you were sick by the reception anyway.
- Ginger is a good natural cure for nausea and other stomach problems.
- If your wedding is on a hot day, avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke (which can be very dangerous) by hydrating consistently. Speak up about not feeling well if your photographer is taking pictures outside.
- Use facial tissue with lotion in it in order to prevent your nose from turning red, and make sure your makeup artist gives you a touch-up kit.
- If you really need the extra rest, delay the ceremony a bit if you absolutely have to, and ask your officiant if they can shorten the service. You can also have your photographer start photos with your future spouse to give you some extra time.
Learn how to stay healthy while planning your wedding and ensure you'll feel your best on the big day.
Opening photo by Honey Honey Photography


Source: ​https://www.insideweddings.com/news/beauty/what-to-do-if-you-get-sick-on-your-wedding-day/3498/


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New York, NY 10019

The 4 Hottest Wedding Themes

The 4 Hottest Wedding Themes

this week we would like to repost these 4 smoking hot wedding themes from our friends at bridal guide. considering planning your wedding sometime in the near future? at the 3 west club we can integrate any of the below themes and ideas with our beautiful spaces. call us today and lets make it happen!

Rustic

Homespun barn weddings, filled with branches, lanterns, and nature-inspired décor, are more popular than ever.

vintage

believe it or not The vintage wedding trend is still going strong! there's just something that feels so romantic about adding old-world items and antiques to your big day.

high drama

this section is pretty self explanatorily. very eye popping decor that truly give the wedding that once in a life time appereance.

pure romance

similarly, this theme pure romance is just as it implies. beauty that will melt all of our hearts.

Pictures Provided By: http://bridalguide.com/blogs/bridal-buzz/wedding-trends-pinterest-contest


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3 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

2017 Wedding Colors

wedding colors for 2017

at the 3 west club all we do is execute your plans of having a spectacular once in a life time wedding. although today's blog we bring you anticipated wedding colors for 2017, we also acknowledge the fact that your wedding color can come from literally anywhere and not just essentially a blog or other source. we are more than happy to assist you in planning your wedding here with us at the 3 west club.




Pictures Provided by: https://www.elegantweddinginvites.com/top-10-wedding-color-combination-ideas-for-2017-trends/


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3 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Top 10 Bridal Dresses for 2017

top 10 bridal dresses for 2017

there is still time to plan your epic 2017 wedding with us at the 3 west club. we will assist in making sure you have the best wedding of the year. with several top quality spaces, exceptional chef and staff, and spectacular customer service, we will make your wedding an unforgettable one.

1. 2017 will mark the year that brides aren't afraid to show their true colors! pink wedding? Why not? Of course, white is timeless and elegant, but perhaps not the best fit for the edgy, modern bride who wants nothing more than to shirk tradition and stand out.



2. trains & veils. The two classic elements stayed strong on the bridal runways, but with the sort of drama and glamour that would make for the perfect "flowing in the wind" Instagram and Snapchat moments. Veils were accented with embroidery, lace, beading and, in certain cases, Swarovski crystals; romantic trains ranged from a shorter church length to a Royal Wedding-esque cathedral style.

3. 2016 = year of the Crop (top). Remember to keep it classy and choose styles that show just a sliver of abdomen, with a skirt that sits high on the hips and a top that leans conservative. When it comes to crop top styles, less is definitely more.
























4. Lace is always a bridal mainstay, but for spring 2017, there seems to be a profusion of it. we're predicting a bit more of that laid-back.

5. While capes appeared here and there over the past couple of seasons, the runway, street style and superhero favored toppers are officially having their moment in the bridal world. capes are everywhere for spring 2017.



6. Beachy bohemian will be big in the coming year, thanks to the trendy Raw Coast color palette. Think relaxed, flowing lace, drapey fabric off-the-shoulder details and high-low styles. Additionally, expect to see crown braids take the place of those ubiquitous flower crowns.

7. Bridal designers played up corsetry this season by accenting the bustier top with lace, embroidery, elaborate beading and creative illusion paneling (apparently, side boob is "in" for weddings). The '90s slip dress trend also made its way to the wedding aisle with silhouettes beyond the spaghetti-strap column: '30s-style peignoirs.



8. While sexy never goes out of style and will likely continue to be seen in 2017, many predict a return to traditional styles. forshadowed, a flood of fluffy, layered A-line shapes and long-sleeve styles à la Duchess Kate.

9. For the most daring of brides, a prediction of no dress at all has been made. Like the now-iconic Brandon Maxwell creation donned by Lady Gaga at this year’s Oscars, elegantly appointed pants or a craftily caped jumpsuit will add a modern edge.

10. it is predicted that a few fashion-forward guys will opt for the wardrobe change in 2017. While a classic dark tuxedo is ideal for the ceremony, guys can (and probably will) let loose for the reception, incorporating a more casual cream jacket or an on-trend pop of color like a steel blue.

Sources: http://www.weddingshoppeinc.com/blog/index.php/2016/03/28/2017-wedding-trends/
http://fashionista.com/2016/04/spring-2017-bridal-trends#!

3 West Club
3 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019