Post # 1
I am having trouble figuring out how to do this…We are getting married outside and the reception is in the same location, under a tent. I want to inform people that they shouldn’t wear heels so they don’t get stuck in the grass, but don’t want the attire to turn into a hawaiian shirts/shorts event.
I was thinking of including an insert that says:
The wedding and the reception will be outside.
Comfortable footwear recommended.
What do you think? Anybody have suggestions for another way to put this?
Post # 3
Perhaps you could fit it into the wording about the general location, as in: "Reception to be held on the lawn at ____" Or something similar. I think working in the phrase "on the lawn" will nudge women not to wear stilettos, but still sound elegant enough not to be out of place on an invitation.
Personally, I just put a FAQ on my wedding website and mentioned that women would want to avoid spiky heels because the ceremony was being held on grass.
Post # 4
Yup, I did the same as tanya2s =)
Post # 5
No matter how you word things the fact is some ladies will just not feel properly dressed unless they have on heels.
You may want to think of having a basket supplying rubbersoled footies or flip flops from a local craft store. They could be decorated and given as favor.
This would help you guest to be more comfortable.
Post # 6
I like the "on the lawn" idea. It still sounds classy but still gets the point across. The flipflop idea isn’t bad either, if you could budget it in.
Post # 7
I like the "on the lawn" idea, too. Sounds nicer. Also, to prevent it turning into a Hawaiian shirt casual affair, perhaps you can add something like:
Elegant Resort Attire or Elegant Summer Attire