what to wear, what to wear?!

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should DH wear jeans or pants?
    Jeans - who cares what other people are wearing! It's a wedding "field day" : (4 votes)
    11 %
    Khaki pants - better safe than sorry! : (34 votes)
    89 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Since its a “field day”, I wouldn’t wear a sundress, but I don’t really like the idea of jeans either. I would probably wear nice shorts and a cute top. Your DH could wear shorts with a button down and still look dressed nicely, and appropriately for a backyard wedding. 

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would go with sundress for you and khakis for him.  Definitely not too dressed down- but I always prefer to be overdressed than under.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’d wear a sundress like you said, but I’d tell my fiancé to wear khakis and a polo or something. Casual/comfy still but not jeans. 

    Post # 7
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    1397 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You could wear cute shorts or even better fitted ankle pants.  Or wear the sundress and bring a change of clothes in the car and change for the field day events.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would go prepared.  I would wear your sundress and he in his khakis or grey pants.  If you’re overdressed you can change.  I figure it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed for an occasion!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’d wear your sundress but with bike shorts underneath and have him wear khakis or khaki shorts with a button-down. You can always keep more casual clothes in the car. If you are going to be playing games I feel like jeans would be too hot & sweaty!

    Post # 10
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    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’d wear a casual dress (sundress or maybe even something slightly more casual, like a knit dress) and bring jeans for the activities! I like to be prepared, and I hate being under dressed for events. Besides, it sounds like many of the guests are staying over and so may bring a change of clothes anyway… You may not be the only one planning on changing if need be. 

    Post # 11
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    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Day_In_The_Life:  +1

    I’d wear what you were originally planning to for the ceremony, and bring extra clothes to change into, should things start to get extra rough-and-tumble for the rest of the day’s activities!

    Sounds like a fun concept for a wedding!  I would not be stoked about having 4 in a year, much less just the summer, either, though.

    Post # 12
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ditto for the sundress for you, Khaki pants and polo shirt for him. It’s always better to err on the side of overdressed, rather thn underdressed. Take short or capris and a t shirt  to change if needed.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Also agreeing with everyone who says to just bring a change of clothing!

    Post # 15
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @MrsTVLover:  I’m all for comfort. If you’re not in the wedding party and it’s a backyard wedding, I see nothing wrong with jeans. Not every wedding is formal and they all don’t require formal or even business casual attire. I would vote you both wear jeans but FI and I are in the camp of, “we don’t really care what anyone thinks.”

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    wear a sundress and bring a pair of shorts.  they make cute ones that aren’t jeans.  you can always change in the bathroom or before the reception if you want to participate in the field day activities.

     

     

     

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