(Closed) how can i tell guests about dress code?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

Hmmm touchy subject unless its like black tie affair. Idk if you can really tell guests what to wear :/ 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

My cousin had a “green” wedding and explicitly stated in the invitation for the guests to wear green. About 70% of guests did. 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Since your wedding is so small, I see no issue with making it by word of mouth. We are having a more elegant beach wedding and I just put on the wedding website “Semi-Formal Attire is Requested”

🙂 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

@makemake:  how neat!

OP. I’m sure you can spread the word. What are the colors?:) 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

dbl post 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m from Australia and generally the dress code is written on the invite isn’t it? I don’t see anything wrong with putting a dress code…

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@LanaDeLuna:  Yep, it’s a very common thing! Maybe if you’re doing a wedding website put somewhere something to the effect of, 
“Next to the sea, we would love to help compliment the beauty that surrounds us. Please help us celebrate by wearing a hint of turquoise somewhere in your attire!”

Something like that. I’m totally “poem”ed out today, I’ve been working on our stationery all day. 0.o 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Ha! I was very bossy and told my guests what to wear. Especially if it is only 20 people, they are probably people you know well, right? I had a page about it on my wedding website, and also made sure to spread the word using word-of-mouth.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Don’t tell your guests what color to wear. They’re grown-ups. Let them dress themselves.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Dress code is common but only as a level of dressiness; casual, formal, black-tie.  You do not tell what colors people should wear.  And unless it is a black-tie event, this information does not belong on an invite.  It would be appropriate for a wedding website though.

I think you can spread via word of mouth that you think it would be fun if guests wore a bit of turquoise, but that’s really as far as you can go.  Turquoise is not a common wardrobe color and you don’t want to pressure your guests into purchasing a new outfit.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

Ooh, dress code, as in how formal the event is–totally okay. Making guests wear specific colors? Not cool.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@fishbone:  I agree with this. I thought you would say it was a

formalwear or something more casual. Someone at my job had a wedding and wanted people to wear a certain color and I thought they would never stop talking about her.

however, since it’s YOUR wedding and you decide what you want I think word of mouth is easy since it’s only 20 guests. That doesnt seem difficult.

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