- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I’m having a traditional church wedding and would love to have some help on how to word the dress-code for my invitations.
Goal: to request that the ladies wear non-miniskirts, to have shoulders covered, and to cover cleavage during the ceremony in the Catholic basilica.
We are putting “semi-formal attire suggested“, and then under that we would like to add in the request for people dress appropriately for the church.
Dilemma: How to word this in a tactful way! You know what I mean; I don’t want to sound uppity about it, but I also want to be clear!
What I’ve thought of so far:
1) Out of respect for the sacred nature of the wedding mass and church, please refrain from wearing revealing clothing. Thank you!
(**problem: not specific enough?)
2) Out of respect for the sacred nature of the wedding mass and church, please dress modestly. Thank you!
(**problem: people might misconstrue ‘modestly’ for ‘plainly’… maybe?)
3) Out of respect for the sacred nature of the wedding mass and church, please cover bare shoulders and back while inside the church. Thank you!
(**problem: doesn’t address much, could be *too* specific and weird :/)
I SHOULD JUST ASK THEM TO ALL COME IN GORILLA SUITS!!
Your thoughts are welcome…Any other gals go through this?
::Edit:: These words wouldn’t actually be on the invitation itself, it is on a separate insert with info about the church/reception.