(Closed) Does your venue have a dress code?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
14490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You would be suprised at what some people would think is acceptable, especially in the summer.  I agree with your FH, just copy and paste it to your wedding web site.  People will not see it as harsh if you tell people your venue asked you to pass it along.  Did they tell you of the dress code when you booked the location?

Post # 5
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes, ours did/does. THe clubhouse where we had our reception is only open for dinner and you are not allowed to wear jeans. Basically the attire that is permitted is business casual. We didnt say anything about a dress code though because I figured people know how to dress for a wedding. Ive never seen someone in jeans at a wedding before so I wouldnt have even thought about saying anything!

Post # 5
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Put it on the website, then it is clear.

Post # 6
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love that they suggest mock turtle necks


But to answer yourquestion, I don’t think we have a dress code beyond no shoes, not shirt, no service. I would put ‘business casual’ on your website and maybe a few key points: ‘no tennis shoes or denim, collared shirts preferred for men’ or something of the sort.

Post # 7
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I wouldn’t count on common sense, I’d post it.

Post # 8
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our venue has a similar dress code (business casual/no jeans or athletic wear).  Ordinarily I would have thought it was common sense, but then my uncle showed up to my brother’s semi-formal wedding wearing a glow-in-the-dark skeleton t-shirt! 

Post # 9
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would copy and paste and put on the website as well.  He had a good idea on that.  Copy/paste and put a title of “As Directed from the Club please see below : …”

If you state that it’s their rules and you got it from them then all should be good.

I don’t know yet if mine does as we need to get the contract from them.  I don’t think so though.

Post # 10
10711 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I never seen a dress code for someone elses wedding guests before, that’s pretty intense! I think generally speaking ours would be something like… wear clothes or else were calling the police. hahaha

Post # 11
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Mine does not , since my venue is at a park , but I think if you copy and paste it on your website it will be fine. 

Would you like to maybe just make your wedding a tie and gown affair or is it more casual ?

If your going with Semiformal maybe you can put a less harsh way on your website like :
” Ladies and Gentlemen please attend in your Sunday’s Best.  Per our venue policy, please no denim, flipflops , shorts, or tshirts.”



Post # 12
3048 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Oh yea, put this on the website so people know. I wear flip flops and dresses all the time together. It’s too hot in the summer for heels 🙂

Post # 13
6350 posts
Bee Keeper

eeek I tend to wear flip flops all the time 🙁

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