(Closed) Best way to inform guests of attire

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
786 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
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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
31 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
1701 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
4485 posts
Honey 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
592 posts
Busy 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
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

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
236 posts
Helper 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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