Post # 1
I’m a bit confused on this “Business Casual” situation….
FI is in his Best Man’s wedding a few weeks before ours. I got the invite, and they are requesting “Business Casual”….
FI and his BM and the bride all worked together at the same place, and their office had a Business Casual dress code- for the men, it was usually dress pants and a dress shirt. Easy Peasy.
But for the ladies… I normally just saw them in dress pants or a pencil skirt, and maybe a blouse and a cardigan, or just a nice knit top. Sort of what I consider “church clothes” if that makes sense.
So I’m unsure if that’s what the bride is expecting and wanting people to wear, or if I can wear a cocktail dress or something similar?
And if I can, does it need to be more conservative?
Business Casual also doesn’t make sense to me with their venue- the NCAA Hall of Fame. It seems to me like they should have requested Semi-Formal, not Business Casual. But that’s just me.
What do you bees think?
Post # 3
My rule of thumb is to always dress to a higher level if I am not sure.
Business casual can means so many things. I would pick a LOCD- little other colored dress -with a cardigan or jacket.
Post # 4
@julies1949: Agree, wear a cute dress, or a skirt and cute top.
To me, business casual means nice pants and shirt, or casual skirt and top, but a casual dress would also work. Just look polished, and you can’t go wrong. Also, maybe talk to some of the other women attending to see what they’re wearing?
Post # 5
If your FI is in a suit, you can wear a the little “black evening dress” w/ a shawl. Check out The Knot.com or Martha Stewart for some examples. I have a couple of night on the town dresses that can easy be dressed up for a wedding w/ some great accessories and shoes.
Post # 6
Thanks- I appreciate the help!
Post # 7
I agree, business casual can mean so many things!! If it helps, I am going to a work conference in TX later this week, and since its going to be really hot, I am planning on wearing a skirt and cute top, and I also have a couple of simple dresses I could wear. For a wedding, I dont’ think I would wear pants as a woman, but dress slacks are considered business casual
Post # 8
I think they definately could have worded that differently. It’s a wedding not a job interview! But since your FI is the best man…do you know the bride well? Maybe you could tell her you are having trouble coming up with an outift and ask her exactly what she had in mind.
Post # 9
@FunfettiCupcakes: I’m thinking that may be what I have to do… I just know she’s very stressed out right now, and I hate to bug her with “What should I wear?”.