(Closed) Help me explain my dress code in a few short words

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

business casual? Khakis and polo shirts or dress shirts?

Post # 4
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I don’t really think you need to provide any sort of dress code! From what you’ve described, it sounds like it’s pretty typical for a wedding, and I would assume that most guests would dress that way anyways! 

Post # 5
6598 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ya I think typical wedding attire would be perfect! Are you worried about guests wearing jeans? Does this happen in your area?

Post # 7
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

hmmm that’s a toughy.  what you’re describing is more casual than most weddings i think, (i think cocktail attire is pretty standard).  how about something like “Summer Semi-Formal” or “Dressy Casual”


too confusing?

Post # 9
1962 posts
Buzzing bee

Summer Chic.  Is that bmaid dress 2 pieces?

Post # 10
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would agree that I don’t think you need it stated.  I feel if you do, it might be more confusing for others.  The jean thing isn’t very common (except for those 3 that you saw), but I’ve never seen anyone wear jeans, I would think they knew better, I mean common on its a wedding people!

Post # 12
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are thinking of including a little note at the bottom that says something like, “Please respect the traditions of the (chapel name) and dress accordingly, No jeans, shorts, tshirts please”. Its mainly because certain extended family members have been known to show up for nice weddings in crocks, t-shirts, and ripped jean shorts :/


Post # 13
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think you need to state a dress code!  I think most guests go in between sundress and cocktail style for weddings, based on the time of year, time of night & the location.  I really wouldn’t worry about writing one thing or another because in reality, they’re going to wear what they want to wear!

Post # 14
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I went to a wedding that was “resort attire”… it was right off the beach.  I wore a sundress. 

Post # 15
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Casual Cocktail?

Post # 16
5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sundresses & Slacks

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