(Closed) Dress Code Strictly Enforced?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Don’t do this. It’s way overboard. You really don’t get to dictate people’s wardrobe choices beyond the level of formality, and you WILL come off as a crazy bridezilla if you try.

Post # 18
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would actually reconsider attending your wedding if you stipulated no colors lighter than crayola yellow just on principle. I’m an intellegent human being. I don’t need to be patronized by a bride.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with the other pps.  It is definately ridiculous to dictate your guests attire- put formal attire and then it is up to the guests.  If I got an invitation that said “no light colored dresses” I would be pretty turned off to the bride.  It may seem like a big deal to you now, but think about the photos that will be important to you in the future- you and your groom, you and your family, you and your bridesmaids.  The other guests will not be in a lot of pictures and in 10 years it won’t have mattered. 

Post # 20
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814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

If I saw “formal attire, no light colours, no prints” I’d probably laugh and think it was a joke. Have mor faith in your guests. Most will know what is and isn’t appropriate. If you have to put something leave it at “formal attire” 🙂

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Gypsy wedding.. ugh when I read that I just felt bad for the couple that people actually showed up to a wedding ike that. But you know your friends and family.. Do they dress like that? I would just put formal or semi formal attire.

Post # 22
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550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@crayfish: Me too.

Some prints are very nice as well. I wore a printed dress to my cousin’s wedding. If she had a dress code that said “no colors brighter than yellow and no prints” I would have been screwed. Sorry, but I’m not going to buy a new dress because you are anal about your pictures…

Post # 23
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6881 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@EsqBailey: Wow, if I got your invite I would laugh and totally not go. No prints or colors lighter than crayola yellow. That is totally Bridezilla and your guests would think you have gone crazy

Post # 25
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7298 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@EsqBailey: prep? Does anyone use that word after high school? Not being mean, I really just want to know!

Post # 26
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4799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@EsqBailey: Unfortunately it’s not possible, because you just don’t get to dress your guests.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@EsqBailey: I get that you want all the ppl to dress nicely and you can certainly tell them formal attire…but unless you plan to put a bouncer at the door to kick out those whose skirts are too short or whose attire you deam unattractive, I think you just need to hope for the best.

Also, talk to your photog and ask about photoshopping options…just because everyone has a right to wear what they want does not mean you need to leave them in pictures 🙂

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would just tell guest that the venue has a dress code regardless if it does or doesn’t and send guidlines out of what you want your guest to wear with your invitaion.

 

 

Post # 29
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625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@EsqBailey: I’m also concerned that with such a small wedding party any loud prints or light colors will look horrid in my photos. So the dress code would have to include no prints or patterns and certainly no colors lighter than Crayola Yellow.

 

^^^ This part screams zilla! Like others said, put formal attire requested on the invites and leave it at that. No one wants to be treated like a child that’s not able to make appropriate choices dressing themselves just because it’s your wedding. If I were a guess and received an invite specifying colors and patterns I would have a hard time focusing on the actual celebration because I’d be so annoyed.  You don’t want people to remember your wedding for all the wrong reasons.

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ll never know why some people wear white/ivory to a wedding (when they’re not the bride obviously) other than maybe in the summertime, they aren’t thinking and want to wear something “light” or not show sweat in?

On the off-chance there are people in white at your wedding and it really bothers you…you can always photo-shop the pictures 🙂

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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@PinkPinstripes: I don’t understand this either. I was reading a martha stuwart wedding blogger (can’t think of her name) and she wore a white dress to a wedding and people lit her up in the comments.

Normally I’m an anything goes type of gal but there is something about a non-bride willfully wearing white dresses to a wedding that screams, “I need lots of attention even during your sacred moment”.  I know some people swear it’s not malicious but I have a hard time believing this isn’t a conscious envious choice to detract from the bride.

…all of that excluding brides that ask their guest to purposefully wear white.

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