(Closed) What is the Formality of your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our wedding was summer cocktail attire. I chose it because I wanted it to fit the venue (clubhouse on a golf course overlooking a lake) but it was also August and I didnt want guests to be in tuxes/gowns because I wanted them to be comfortable.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We are doing a semi formal attire. I am pretty much telling everyone to wear the best casual they have. The wedding party will really be the only ones wearing formal attire. We are having an august wedding, at 3 in the afternoon with a dessert reception. We don’t want anyone uncomfortable and we want everyone to be relaxed and having a good time.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m saying semi-formal, however I’ve been told that some guests may show up in jeans. Undecided

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We put business attire requried, and have been spreading the word that it doesn’t mean causal (which includes Jeans, and some street attire). Reason being is our vendor where the reception is being held, has a very strick dress code.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ours was black tie optional. We originally wanted to do black tie, but didn’t want people to feel obligated to go out and buy new tuxes/long gowns (which they don’t really HAVE to for black tie, but we thought people might feel like they had to). So we went with the next step down in formality.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I am so clueless when it comes to formality. We’re having an outdoor wedding at a farm (official wedding site though) and an indoor reception at the same location. BMs are wearing fuchsia chiffon dresses, and BMs are wearing tan linen suits with vests. We’ll probably have a seating arrangement. So all that considered, is it semi-formal? Who knows! πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ours is going to be semi-formal.. I want the wedding to be laid back & fun, but I don’t want anyone showing up in jeans either..

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ours is a pool party at an estate. I am telling everyone to wear white like the south beach white parties. Everyone has to bring a bathing suit but it doesn’t have to be white haha. So I guess it will start out as cool summer formal and then go to beach casual?

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I guess it’s semi-formal, for lack of a better word. Basically, wear your Sunday best but no need to rent a tux or anything. No jeans please! The atmosphere will be sort of casual at the reception due to our (awesome) theme. πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ours is semi formal. This is just how it ended up. After I bought my dress casualy wouldn’t really work. Although I know a couple people will were jeans, but that is just the way it is.

I’m worried that FI’s family won’t dress up as much and I don’t know how to say something to his mom without sounding crazy or bossy!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Semi-formal, because the wedding will take place outdoors.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

On our website, we said that we were thinking of it as a “summer evening garden party.”  Basically, I’m picturing summer dresses and khakis/button-downs.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Completely, totally, absolutely IN-Formal fantasy-themed with costumes recommended.  Except for the wedding party, then costumes are manditory.  

We wanted it to be a fun party with a fantasy flair.  So far, everyone who’s heard is on board and loving the idea.  Well, except the family, mine AND his, they aren’t too thrilled, but tough cookies for them. πŸ˜‰  

Hopefully, it will be epic πŸ˜‰

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