Dress code guidelines say “Formal Attire” – is this dress ok?

posted 6 days ago in Guests
  • poll: Is this dress appropriate for a wedding designating "Formal Attire"?




  • Post # 2
    3667 posts
    Sugar bee

    Yes, totally appropriate. Pretty dress!

    Post # 3
    10501 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

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    lf it is an evening reception . Idk about being a church friendly dress, unless you have a wrap or something , but if the ceremony is in the venue it should be ok. 

    Post # 4
    1501 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Looks perfectly fine!

    I agree with 

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    @elderberry:  that the wedding is at place of religious worship I’d bring a shrug or a wrap, in case they require guests to cover their shoulders.

    Post # 5
    13997 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    My answer is “maybe.” The invitation is actually unclear and confusing. A black tie wedding is a formal event and is supposed to be designated that way on the invitation. Formal attire is what you would be expected to know to wear to a formal event. 

    The phrase “formal attire” makes no sense to me for two reasons. One, they aren’t supposed to dictate dress code in the first place. And two, if it’s not black tie, formal attire would be inappropriate, including at night. My guess is what they actually mean is cocktail attire but it’s just a guess. If so, IMO a full length glitter gown may be too dressy. In your place I’d just clarify. 


    Post # 7
    47 posts
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I think the dress is great! 

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