(Closed) Attire wording…

posted 12 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
267 posts
Helper bee

Perhaps you could fit it into the wording about the general location, as in: "Reception to be held on the lawn at ____" Or something similar. I think working in the phrase "on the lawn" will nudge women not to wear stilettos, but still sound elegant enough not to be out of place on an invitation.

Personally, I just put a FAQ on my wedding website and mentioned that women would want to avoid spiky heels because the ceremony was being held on grass.

Post # 4
228 posts
Helper bee

Yup, I did the same as tanya2s =)

Post # 5
4 posts

No matter how you word things the fact is some ladies will just not feel properly dressed unless they have on heels. 

You may want to think of having a basket supplying rubbersoled footies or flip flops from a local craft store.  They could be decorated and given as favor.

This would help you guest to be more comfortable. 

Post # 6
38 posts
  • Wedding: December 2008

I like the "on the lawn" idea. It still sounds classy but still gets the point across. The flipflop idea isn’t bad either, if you could budget it in.

Post # 7
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020

I like the "on the lawn" idea, too.  Sounds nicer.  Also, to prevent it turning into a Hawaiian shirt casual affair, perhaps you can add something like:

Elegant Resort Attire or Elegant Summer Attire

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