Post # 1
We are having a dressy casual backyard bbq wedding ceremony and reception in Arizona in the spring. My invites are shaped like mason jars and I am working on the inserts that go with it. I have a postcard for the RSVP and because our location is a little ways out of town and impossible to gps I want to make sure that I include a map and some instructions for my guests. The map came out great but I would like some feedback on what to include on the other side? I wrote out the directions on how to get there but I want to include a note to let people know the dress code and that both ceremony and reception are going to be outside. Thoughts? Here is what I have so far but not sure if I like it. I want it to be cute and fun to go along with the casual, fun feel of the rest of my wedding stuff.
Both the ceremony and reception will be held outdoors so please dress accordingly. Dress code is dressy casual and it is recommended that you bring a light jacket so you are prepared for whatever Arizona has in store for us.
Post # 3
@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 # 4
@LaPetiote: For you it would probably be just listed as casual however with my people if I put casual they will think it is ok to come in jeans and tshirts. lol Dressy casual means you can be casual but dress it up for pete’s sake, it’s a wedding! 😉
Post # 5
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
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.