(Closed) Denim and Diamonds, anyone?

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Coming from the perspective of a guest, I’d be kind of put off by this…it’s generally frowned upon to mention a dress code unless it’s for an important reason – like if it’s at a country club and the guests won’t be allowed in without a suit jacket or something. But I don’t think you can tell people they have to wear jeans.

I’m kinda with your Fiance on this one…if he wants the wedding to be a bit more formal I’d try to find a way to compromise with him, if he’s against the idea of encouraging people to wear jeans I doubt you’ll have much luck convincing him it’s a good look, and sorry but his opinion on the overall formal-ness of the wedding should count more than your mom’s. And as far as pictures go…pretty much none of my pro shots are from the waist up. They don’t take pictures the same way a relative with a digital camera would.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Will this be the style of dress for the bridal party as well?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I must concur with your Fiance on this one.  To me, this sounds like it would work much better as a potential theme for your bridal shower or bachelorette party (involving a smaller, more intimate group of people in a much more casual setting) than it does for your wedding.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry, I’m with your Fiance and PP on this too.  I don’t think it would turn out like your image at all.  I wear jeans everyday to work with what I consider a “nice” top, in a business casual environment, that I would wear to a bar or club, but I would never think of it as wedding appropriate.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love smart casual.  I think most people can look better in nice jeans than chinos or khakis.  But no one looks better than in a tux (or suit) or formal gown. 

I’m with your main man on this one – there are so many ways it could go wrong. 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with Fiance as well that this doesn’t sound like a good idea at all. Also pro photographers will be taking pics at various angles and not just the waist up…. I would skip telling people what to wear! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Sorry, I don’t think it will look good at all. I picture the same thing your Fiance does. And if I were a guest I would be annoyed and most likely not follow it.

Unless your venue is that casual where jeans are appropriate. Then I guess I wouldn’t mind wearing one of my going out to a nice bar type outfits (jeans and a nice top as you described). I have done that in the past when attending an informal wedding. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

In theory in your head this might be great, but I think in reality it will backfire… Guests will probably see denim and think “sweet I can wear jeans” and take it pretty casual from there. Especially the guys! 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@shortysax:  Hahaha.  I totally get where you’re coming from.  You’d see that on an invite and put on your 7seven jeans, stilletto booties, sequin top, and look super hot.  But my BFF’s husband would wear the same button down short sleeve shirt he wore to my (obviously formal) wedding this past spring.  Maybe even just a tshirt if it said “jeans”.  You know what they say – give them an inch, they’ll take a mile. 

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