(Closed) Best way to inform guests of attire

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Well my wedding was supposed to be in a garden, it didn’t happen, but to alert people to the wedding venue I put in an information card in my invitations and my website telling people that the wedding was in a garden and to please dress appropriately for comfort.

Post # 4
3968 posts
Honey bee

Does the name or location of your venue give guests any clue to the lay of the land?

As for attire:  Dressy Casual to me means no tie.  

How about:  Dressy Casual; Please anticipate a rustic, unpaved setting when selecting footwear.

…obviously needs refining – but, it’s a start!

Post # 5
16 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

Do you have a wedding Website? That would be a great place to inform the guests about your plans for the day. And that way you can drop some subtle hints about attire that would be less appropriate for the actual invite! Make sure to include the web address in the invitation packet!

Post # 5
1162 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I feel weird about telling people on the invite. 

I say a pre-wedding email is a good way to pass ‘minor’ information; tell them to spread the word. 

Post # 6
2492 posts
Buzzing bee

It’s actually improper to dictate to anyone what they should wear to your wedding. Nearly all weddings are semi-formal by nature so guests will dress appropriately and comfortably by default (and no mention beforehand). If you must spread the info (which is not necessary in this situation) it should be done by word of mouth only.

Post # 7
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We got one the other day that said “golf course attire” I thought that was a good way of saying “not over the top dressy”.

Post # 8
3625 posts
Sugar bee

As a guest, I’d appreciate being informed about the venue and would dress accordingly. I see nothing wrong with it, and like the idea of it being mentioned somewhere.

Post # 9
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I plan to say on the reception card insert with the invitation that the “formal dinner and reception will immeidately follow ceremony”. I hope that by saying “formal dinner” the guests will know to wear formal attire

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