(Closed) Please help with my dress code wording!

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would just say black tie affair or something like that

Post # 4
7952 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I put:

 formal attire requested

Most people should know what to wear for a saturday evening affair.


Post # 5
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Formal attire required?  Black tie attire required?  Jacket and tie?  I think any of those will drive the point home.

Post # 6
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Crigger5:  I’d put “black tie optional” so they know that people will be wearing tuxes but it’s not required.  They’ll know that coat and tie is a minimum.

Post # 7
1465 posts
Bumble bee

If the venue isn’t requiring this dress code you should not be putting it on your invitations.

Post # 8
2393 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think based on the venue, most people would have enough common sense to wear a coat and tie.  I’ve never seen anyone arrive to a wedding without. 

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