Dress My Guests! (Help?)

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
45536 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsTywinLannister: I have seen:

  Dressy Resort Casual

Beach semi formal

Resort Chic


Post # 3
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

As PP said, “Resort Casual” sounds perfect!

Post # 4
36 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

So they are beating you down, demanding that you tell them what to wear, so go ahead and tell them. I would have no idea what any of those short phrases mean. I would just wear a short, light dress like I do to any summer wedding. If they keep asking, you could put up example pictures, either of specific outfits OR of a wedding that shows a comfortable yet stylish fashion..

Women: sundresses, skirts + blouse

Men: light suits, khakis + Hawaiian shirts

Shorts are normally not worn at weddings, but tourists in Bermuda wear shorts, right? Would it be fine for them to wear shorts?

Usually men going on vacation to a tropical island do not pack long trousers, so if you want the men to wear trousers, you’d better say so. 

Post # 5
12610 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have no idea what “resort casual” or “beach chic” would mean to you.  Honestly, it’s a very subjective thing.  On your website, perhaps you can write specifically “sundresses, skirts, and no denim” and “khakis and polos” or something along those lines. 

Post # 6
760 posts
Busy bee

I’d definitely give a few examples.

I’m getting married outdoors at a vineyard, so we wrote “outdoor chic” on the wedding website, but elaborated to say that the wedding is on a field, so flats or wedges might be more comfortable for the ladies.

Any specifics you can give (such as suggested above) that mention sundresses, light suits or linen type tops, would probably be helpful to your guests.

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