Post # 1
Hello fellow bees – I need some assistance to phrase the way we suggest our guests dress.
Our wedding is outdoors and the reception is mostly out doors, all taking place in Hawaii at Kualoa Ranch. They will have to walk through grass to get to the reception site. As part of our reception there will also be lawn games off to the side and the grounds are sizeable mostly grass – parking will also be in grass.
Things I recommend:
sandals, flip-flops, resort style linen dresses or mens button down shirts, comfy but classy cottons
and things I don’t:
high heels, semi formal or formal wear, ties, etc….
We want our guests to feel comfortable and yet not come in blue jeans – like khakis and sundresses. I also don’t want it to come across as mandated but strongly suggested.
Any wording to sum this up to where the guests will understand is GREATLY appreciated!!
Post # 3
Since our wedding isn’t quite casual, but the local requires more comfortable clothing, we do have some suggestions for guests:
- consider summer-weight khakis, sundresses, and other “resort-style wear”
- remember that it will be warm, with the temperature possibly as high as ___
- wear overly formal or overly casual clothes. We want you to be comfortable!
- consider high heels–it’s likely you’ll get caught in the grass/sand/whatever.
I know this seems a lot to consider, but we hope you’ll understand while you’re packing your bags to join us at the beautiful Kualoa Ranch!
That is EXACTLY what I’d put on mine.
Post # 4
actually if you are getting married in hawaii – what you described is “aloha wear” or “aloha attire” which is casual flip flops but dressy at the same time – guys usually wear light colored or khaki linen pants with colorful light collared shirts or aloha printed shirts, women wear sundresses or aloha dresses.
thats what we call it in hawaii!! 🙂 maybe put in a little definition of aloha wear?
Post # 5
At the bottom of the invitation I would put: “Resort Attire” No one wears jeans at a resort… its all khakis, linen and hawaiian shirts 🙂
Then on your web site (they are really helpful) say exactly what you want them to wear. That way it wont take up too much room on your invitation.
I am having “Black Tie Optional” on my invites 🙂
Post # 6
i second “Resort Attire” or “Resort Casual”! What you described is exactly what it means.
Post # 7
You guys are awesome! Thank you so much
Post # 8
Yup I agree. Hawaiian Casual or Resort Attire.