(Closed) Dress Code on Invitation

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 31
2563 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I believe the only reference to attire you can put on an invitation is if you are truly having a white tie or black tie event. On the website you can make mention of proper attire if your venue truly has a dress code (ie won’t let people in if they are wearing xyz), otherwise adults can dress themselves.

Post # 32
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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hollysmith92:  my aunt was in a very similar situation when she got married last summer. She had no worries that her side of the family would dress appropriately, but was very worried about her FI’s family because she’s been to a few weddings with them where they wore jeans and it wasn’t a casual dress event. The way they handled it was essentially having two sets of invitations made. One for his side of the family and one for hers. Everything about the invitations was exactly the same, except the ones they sent to his side of the family had something along the lines of “cocktail attire requested” printed on the bottom. If you’re worried about offending the people who know how to dress appropriately, you can always include the dress code info on the invitations that you send to your FIs side of the family and leave it off of the ones you send your family. 

Hope this helps!!

Post # 33
1316 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015


j_jaye:  Well we care because our venue has a formal dress code and they will not be allowed into the club house.

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