(Closed) How do I make sure no one wears jeans and a t-shirt?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Attire: business casual.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Word of mouth?? Maybe telling select people (that you can trust!!) this concern and have them innocently mention that they’re wearing a suit or dress pants and a button, whatever and plant the idea. As a woman if I was going to wear jeans, which is an absurd thought btw, but then someone else told me they were wearing a dress I’d step it up.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sounds like what you’re looking for is “semi-formal attire.”

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We have “semi-formal attire” listed on our website.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  Are you doing a “more info” card along with your invite? Put it on that.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Darling Husband was afraid of the same thing happening at our wedding. We didn’t specify a dress code on our invites, but they were particularly dressy, in my opinion – I did calligraphy on the envelopes, put a belly band made from ribbon from Hobby Lobby, bought a return address stamp and matching ink, and had scrolly designs on the invite, which included a map and accommodations card, as well as the RSVP card with a stamp. I think that did all the talking for me – nobody showed up in jeans, even though it was an outdoor wedding in Texas in June in a park, with the reception in a courthouse ballroom.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

We put “resort formal” on our website. Also, if your invites look a little fancier and elegant, eople get a flavor for the style of wedding.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  Those are the cards where you can do things like give directions, give the website URL, maybe list hotels, and specify attire. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

What about classy casual?

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I put it in the FAQ section of my website. If you don’t have one, I’d put “Semi-formal attire” somewhere on the invitation or enclosure cards.

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