Post # 1
My wedding will be in a historic hotel. We will be serving dinner. My father, the groomsmen and the groom wil be wearing tuxedos. My mother wants the event to be Jacket and tie required. I told my stationary person and she put “Coat and tie” at the bottom of the invite. I think I would prefer to phrase it differently. How should I word this request?
Post # 3
I would just say black tie affair or something like that
Post # 4
formal attire requested
Most people should know what to wear for a saturday evening affair.
Post # 5
Formal attire required? Black tie attire required? Jacket and tie? I think any of those will drive the point home.
Post # 6
@Crigger5: I’d put “black tie optional” so they know that people will be wearing tuxes but it’s not required. They’ll know that coat and tie is a minimum.
Post # 7
If the venue isn’t requiring this dress code you should not be putting it on your invitations.
Post # 8
I think based on the venue, most people would have enough common sense to wear a coat and tie. I’ve never seen anyone arrive to a wedding without.
Post # 9
I’m from West Virginia. My mom asked some of her family members what Black tie optional was without looking it up via text. Many said Polo or Tie not required. I just shook my head when she told me. How do they not know this stuff? She said we need to spell it out for them. I think that’s too pushy. I wish there was a way to say it nicely and for them to know the proper dress.