(Closed) Dress code when you have a theme

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just have your invitations reflect the victorian/steampunk/formality level of the event.  You should not put anything about attire on the invitation unless the event is black tie (which it sounds like it is not).  Adults will know how to dress themselves appropriately.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

Come attired in your best Victorian togs, but leave behind the gears and cogs

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t know that you can without it being “costumey.”  If I was told to dress with a victorian flair, you can bet it would be costumey.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

yeah i dont think you can. once you attach “steampunk” as a label for your wedding people are going to run with it

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Honestly, I would never think as a guest to dress for the wedding’s theme.  I’d just go in a cocktail dress (or black tie as the occasion required) and call it a day- no goggles or anything else.  Let your guests wear what they want- as others  mentioned, Victorian can get pretty costumey too.  It’ll make for good pictures 🙂

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

Show them a mood board!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Super tricky.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

If your worried about how people will turn up you could have a box of “props” (hats, gloves, monocles etc) at the wedding.  Make sure people know it’s formal so they turn up dressed appropriately (even if it’s not exactly what you wanted) and they can fit the theme using your box of props.

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