I need some help with wording on my DIY invites please

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@tanya4285:  Dressy casual? Is that a thing? where I come from those things are pretty much opposites. What are you expecting people to wear? Otherwise I think your note is fine.

Post # 5
12262 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

You may want to say “Sunday Best” or “Business Casual”–I worry that people will see “Dressy casual” and go “Oh! I’ll wear my good jeans, then!”

So I think I would say

Please Note– Both the ceremony and reception will be held outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Temperatures in Arizona in the spring generally range from (((((X temperature)))) to ((((((X temperature)))). Business casual prefered. It is also recommended that you bring a light jacket in preparation for whatever Arizona has in store!

Post # 6
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Dressy casual is not a thing. You’d be better off going with a well-known/established dress code – I would say either business casual or smart casual, depending on how dressy you want people (business casual being khakis and a polo, smart casual being more dressy with slacks and a button up).


I would write it as:

Please note — both the ceremony and reception will be held outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Business casual (or smart casual, whichever you prefer) attire is appropriate. As the weather tends to be unpredicateble, we do recommend you bring a light wrap or jacket.

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