Post # 1
My Wedding is going to be rustic country. The venue is at an estate in a country area. Nothing is really landscaped with any greenery so it’s all basically dessert dirt.
its not like my big fat hick wedding status at all! Everything will still be very crafty and simple and chic. Its just the venue is very rustic and I don’t want people showing up in pumps and ties and being uncomfortable
So how do I inform them of the general surroundings I guess? I don’t want people attending in tshirt and jeans though.
I guess i need a saying. Some say “black tie”… mine should say “_______________________”
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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