Post # 1
I’m still far from having to decide these details but I started making my wedding website and I’m working on the reception page. I am kind of a socially awkward type and I’m always second guessing what I should wear to any given event. Weddings are especially hard since the tone can vary from semi formal to full black tie.
I’m having an outdoor wedding that I imagine being a relaxed semi-formal affair, how can I let my guests know that in a polite way. I don’t want to sound like I’m telling people what to wear, but I want people like me to have some helpful guide. I also am not expecting strict adherence to any dress code btw so should I even bother?
Post # 3
I would write it on the website exactly how you described it here- relaxed semi-formal attire.
Post # 4
You can’t tell people what to wear. You can say it’s formal, semi-formal, casual, black tie, etc.
But if you really don’t care, don’t bother tbh.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
In your case, since you don’t really care that much, I wouldn’t say anything. But you can always slide it into the reception information page if you want. I’d just be pretty general though.
Post # 6
I think I will include it in the recption info page, not because I want people to adhere to it, but because if I were a guest I would like the information so I’m not left guessing.
I think relaxed semi-formal captures the tone I want and gives a clear, though not strict, guidline for the guests.
Post # 7
if you don’t care, then i don’t think you need to. i usually know what to wear to weddings based on time of day and location but i know that most people are not used to attending as many weddings as i have (most people have not hosted/cohosted over 12 baby showers either) so it might be helpful. i find it helpful when atttending certain events like nonprofit dinners where it can range anywhere from business attire to formal. if i’m not sure, i usually wear a plain-ish dress that can either lean more casual or dressy.
Post # 8
@zoso90: On my website I mentioned that it was a beach wedding, and it will be warm, so dress accordingly, but that we would be taking a group picture, so I would like everyone to look nice (worded differently). If you are talking about something like the wedding attire will be formal, semi-formal, casual, then yes, but actual colors or types of clothing (like only dresses for women) then no
Post # 9
we are saying:
“Formal attire requested”
Post # 10
I am having a small casual beach wedding, I put resort attire recommended on my invite Inserts. a few people have called me asking what would be appropriate. honestly as long as they don’t wear swimsuits, I’m fine 😉
Post # 12
I am in a similar situation. I don’t really care that much what people wear – but I’ve been getting a lot of questions about it, and there’s an attire section in the template for my wedding website and I love sex and hte city so… I did something cute and hopefully not too controlling: