Let one vendor lead you to another. Your wedding photographer can tell you which florists blooms really pop, and your reception manager should know which band consistently packs the dance floor.
Black tie is the second most formal dress code and is typically reserved for evening weddings. Despite what its title may suggest, black tie does not mean you must wear black, although traditionally men should wear a black tuxedo and a bow tie. Black tie appropriate attire for women can be an evening gown of any colour.
List the brides parents and grooms parents on separate lines, starting with the brides. Since both last names are included in the greeting, you don’t need to use either the bride’s or grooms last name. Of course, the same exception we mentioned above would apply here if either the bride or groom has a different last name than their parents. In that case, list out the full bride’s or groom’s name, in addition to the full names of the parents.