Post # 1
My SIL’s wedding Destination Wedding is in two weeks, and I’m still very uneasy about the whole thing. I think I just think about everything and being prepared, and it’s making me very nervous about the whole thing. It’s at an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. We are not really resort people, and I don’t really know what to expect. From her (8 page) info packet, I need pants and a buttoned down or polo shirt and shoes for my hubby to go to dinner? My hubby only has black (work) pants besides the suit pants for the wedding, is that okay?
CAn I still wear scandals to supper?, and are summer-y dresses okay for me?
Also, my hubby is in the wedding party, and has been asked to wear sandals for the ceremony. But also needs shoes for supper. Which means someone (ME) is going to have to lug his size 15 shoes around during the ceremony, or go back to the room between the ceremony and reception to retieve them?!?! (I think…..) Do I buy a huge purse? I hate spending soo much money just to dress us for 2 1/2 days.
Again, obviously we are not resort people. Any bees that have been to resorts, or have had their weddings are resorts out there to help me out?
Post # 3
@auggiefrog: Check the dress code on the website of the resort where you will be staying. Most of the resorts we have stayed at only required dressier clothes for the fancier restaurants where you had to make reservations for dinner. The only clothing not allowed at the buffet was bathing suits.
In general, the dress is very laid back, casual and summery. Summer dresses and sandals are fine for you.
Is it the bride or the resort that is saying he needs shoes for dinner? Check that on the website.
Can you get hubby a pair of inexpensive khakis? They would be perfect for the resort and wearable at home too.
Post # 4
This really depends on the resort. Ive been to resorts where polo shirts were fine for men, others where it had to be a long or short sleeve dress shirt. For women often casual flip flops arent allowed but nicer sandals are.Summer dresses are fine. Shorts for a reservation only restaurant are prety much always banned. Some places allow jeans as pants, other say no jeans but its ok to have khakis or black ones. Check the website, or tell us hotel name and we will have a look for you
Like pp said, if you go to buffet areas of resorts then normally no dress code except for not going in bathing suits
Resorts are great, its a normal beach holiday but where you dint need to get your wallet out for anything (well, except souveniers and excursions)