(Closed) Invitation wording…the dress code.

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I’m with you on the jeans! I told my Fiance if any of my family shows up in Jeans I’m sending them home! LOL I’m only 1/2 kidding! I don’t know the nicest way to word it on the invitation and some might say it’s not good to put it directly on your invitation so do you have a website? That’s where we’re putting ours. I didn’t even want to make a website but figured it’s worth it. 😛

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I was afraid of the same thing.  I just ended up talking to many of my guests and asking them to spread the word.  Also the formality of your invitation should give them an idea of how to dress.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I once went to a t-shirt and jeans wedding in a cute black dress.  It was the WORST 4 hours of my life!!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

You can put ‘Black Tie Optional’ , and most recently we received one stating at the bottom of the invitation ‘Elegant Attire Requested’.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

Cocktail Attire Requested is also an option.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Or, "black tie invited / welcome" — you could sub out black tie for semiformal or cocktail attire as well.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I think "Cocktail Attire Requested" is the best wording for that- everyone’s concept of "semiformal" will differ, though I doubt anyone would show up in jeans like that!

We’re doing "Eclectic Formal" in the hopes that people will show up for our Halloween wedding in Modern, Victorian, Steampunk, Southern Gentleman, Punk formal attire!  

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Well, we know that my friends and family will play along and his Mom’s side and have a FAB time, but his Dad’s side will probably be annoyed with the whole thing and not play along- oh well, they’ll be the ones standing out My sister called to ask if she could wear a white dress and I said heck yes, hah because I won’t be wearing one anyway! And I think a masquerade theme sounds amazing!

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