(Closed) elegant attire dress code?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

long gowns for girls and suits for guys

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It means whatever you want it to mean. It’s rude of the bride and groom to dictate a dress code.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@darkflame:  If it’s black tie or venue requied, those are okay etiquette-wise. This, is not. Especially one that no one is going to know what to do with. Wear something nice –what you’d wear to any wedding at the particular time of day — and leave it at that.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

short fancy can be elegant– they probably dont want summer maxis and mini dresses and dance club attire

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Where I’m from all invites dictate the dress code for the event. I love to find out different traditions in different places!!! Our wedding will be as black tie elegant as you can get 😉 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@darkflame:  When hostesses digress from standard etiquette and make up dress codes that don’t have a defined meaning, they are inviting their guests to digress from standard etiquette and invent their own standards for conforming to those codes.

In this case, “elegant attire” means “wear whatever makes you feel elegant.”

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had a calsual elegant dress code for my hen (dictated by the restaurant we ate at) we all wore pretty summer dresses that we would have though suitbale for sunday lunch with our grandparents (and the slightly more prudish kind of grandparents not those young hip ones that LOVE a mini skirt and boob tube!)

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@darkflame:  wearing that LBD is fine.  any cocktail dress or long dress is fine.

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