(Closed) Spinoff: What to call my desired guest attire?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
Member
1077 posts
Bumble bee

A friend of mine got married with a similar desire for guest attire and I think she said something along the lines of: “Semi-formal attire, please plan for some beautiful (and possibly hot) weather!”

I’m probably off on the wording, but it was something close to that.

Post # 5
Member
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sounds like “Informal Attire“, but I’m pretty sure most people would misinterpret that to mean casual.  If you put “Semi-Formal, Jackets Optional”, I think people would get the message.

Post # 6
Member
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

i don’t think it is necessary to advise people what to wear. The time of day and venue as well as the formality of the invitation shoud be clue’s enough. I’ve read that this woud be poor etiquette. Those that don’t know what to wear will ask.

Post # 7
Member
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think the attire you descibe is pretty typical for a day time wedding. I’d leave it off the invite completely and add it to your website in case people are wondering.

Post # 8
Member
141 posts
Blushing bee

Garden Party or Morning Suit would be appropriate attire descriptions.

When I think of smart (yet relaxed) daytime wedding, I always think of what people wear to the races (ie. nice dresses for the ladies, suits for mer that can be gradually paired down according to the weather), and if you are ever invited to a private race marquee it usually says “morning suit” or occasionally “garden party”.

Post # 9
Member
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Dress Code:  Smart Suits (jacket optional) and Fabulous Frocks!

Post # 10
Member
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Unless your wedding is black tie (which it sounds like it is not), you don’t need to tell guests how to dress.  If they see it is a beach wedding, they will plan accordingly. 

Post # 11
Member
196 posts
Blushing bee

We are putting it on our wedsite, not the invite, saying “Smart Attire” and reminding people it will likely be warm.

The topic ‘Spinoff: What to call my desired guest attire?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors