Post # 1
I was sending my designer the final changes to my invitations when it hit me. Nowhere on the invitations did I mention attire. I was only looking for people to come nicely dressed (semi-formal). Suits or button downs and blazers for the guys, nice dresses for the girls. No tuxes or anything that formal. Should I write semi-formal attire requested on the invite itself? Or should I assume people know how to dress for a wedding? What did you do?
Post # 3
I put that information on our wedding website. Hopefully people will read it…
Post # 4
I voted other. While I’m having a relitively formal wedding I felt strange telling people how to dress. I’m realllly hoping that guests know that a suit is appropriate (based on formality of invitation, venue, etc). I’d love for some to wear tuxes, but I don’t expect it.
Post # 5
No I didn’t put it…And we haven’t had it yet so I’m not sure how it will go
but we’re having a “Brunch” so I would hope that people would put together that Brunch usually = a Sunday’s Best attire without being too over the top.
After my Fiance getting into it with my Future Father-In-Law about wearing a tux instead of his wranglers/shirt/BLACK jacket (in our blue/chocolate/orange/white wedding) I figure people are gonna do as they may… lol
Post # 6
I didn’t put it on the invitation, but I am hoping they got the idea from the formality of the invitation and also from the formality of the venue. One can only hope. My sister put formal on her invitations when she got married and she had a few people show up in shorts and t-shirts.
Post # 7
Our notes on attire were on our website, not on our invitations. Originally, I thought we would specify cocktail attire. However, NotFroofy pointed out that we have some geeky friends who probably don’t even own business suits. We ended up specifying “party attire.” Most of the men wore suits, and most of the women wore nice dresses, so we really ended up with what we were looking for.
Post # 8
i wasn;t going to put it anywhere even though my wedding planner told me to put it on my wedding website. but then guests started asking me what to wear to a beach wedding, so i finally update my wedding website with the info.
Post # 9
I didn’t even think to mention it for some reason. lol. I kind of wish I had though. And it’s a pretty small affair so I never took the time to do a wedding website. Mine is only semi formal, so I am hoping that the majority of people know how to dress for a wedding. I am hoping no one shows up in something super casual, but who knows. lol.
Post # 10
No I didn’t, I really don’t care what the guests wear to our wedding as long as they are dressed lol.
Post # 11
We didn’t mention attire anywhere (both not really caring and assuming it’d be kind of intuitive–we had your basic 5 pm wedding at a normal venue), and I was surprised by how many people emailed us asking what to wear. It would have been simpler just to include something on the invitation!
Post # 12
Well I feel better that I’m not the only one that didn’t specify attire. I was going to add a little line to the invite but my Fiance told me I was crazy and that people know how to dress for weddings. Since we’re just doing semi-formal attire, I hope it won’t be a problem.
Post # 13
I didnt put it on our invitations. The only thing I specified attire for was our rehearsal dinner because I didnt want people thinking they had to be really dressy (it was a BBQ outside) so I put this on our website:
Please join us for a rehearsal dinner and welcome celebration the night before the wedding! Attire is dressy casual (jeans and a button up okay, khakis, sundresses or skirts for women, no T-shirts
I figured people would know how to dress for a summer wedding and no one came in anything I would think was inappropriate
Post # 14
We put it on our website.
This is what we put:
That Garb That You Wear!
People, we’re going to be outdoors and it’s summer. Be comfortable, be beautiful, wear a suit if you want, wear khakis & a sportscoat if you want, tie or no tie or even a bowtie!, wear a sundress if you want, wear a cocktail dress if you want.
We just ask that you do not show up in a t-shirt, torn jeans (yes even if they cost 100 buckaroos) and flip flops.
If I had to define the dress code -or lack thereof- it would be summery-dressy-casual.
P.S. Just remember there will be a photographer floating around so whatever you wear will be in our wedding album for all of eternity……just saying…
Mind you we still had idiot relatives of mine that showed up in a tshirt and jeans. It was ridic.
Post # 15
I’m not going to put it on my invitation, but I will have it on my wedding website.
Post # 16
We wrote black tie optional on our invitations. I wanted people (mainly relatives) to know not to show up in casual trousers and a short sleeved shirt.