Post # 1
We are having our reception in an old compression station. (it looks like an old barn)The theme of the wedding is rustic/vintage/chic. I’m am having difficulty with the wording of the appropriate attire. Wedding party is wearing boots. I want people dressed up…I don’t want people in jeans, tennis shoes, shorts, flip flops.. I want women in dresses. long and short acceptable and slacks or khaki’s (sp?) for the men. cocktail attire doesn’t mean what it used to so im’ struggling. So I was thinking
cocktail chic attire requested
cocktail attire requested
Country Chic Attire requested
any other ideas???
Would people know what I’m talking about?
Post # 3
I’ve been thinking about the attire thing as well.
Firstly, if you DONT want people in jeans…. then I wouldn’t write “Country Chic Attire Requested”.
Also, I wouldn’t write Requested…. it seems too snooty or something, doesn’t sit right with me.
I would write either:
“Dressy Casual Attire” or “Semi-Formal Attire” in a small size font, italic, in the bottom right hand corner of the reception card.
Are you worried that people would wear jeans? Make the invitation a bit more formal, and people will think they should dress up.
I never in my life thought anyone would wear jeans to a wedding, until the most recent wedding I went to. My FI’s cousin – her invite wasn’t formal, it was really casual… and like 20 people showed up in jeans and cowboy boots. Mind you, it was a small farming town wedding – but still. I was pretty horrified, and this is what sparked my interest in including the dress code on the reception card too.
Post # 4
I agree. Do not put requested.
I think cocktail chic attire would be good!