(Closed) What is your “attire” for your guests?

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

What do you expect the men to wear?  Suits?  If so, then you can just tell the girls that it’s the cocktail attire.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re rolling with semi-formal or cocktail party attire.  Ours is not formal nor black tie.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ours is pretty much cocktail attire.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Cocktail attire. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

At my venue, “gentlemen’ are not allowed to wear shorts in the evening hahaha

So I’m just going to wrod it int he way that the venue does, and hopefully that will give people the hint that it SHOULD be semi-formal attire. I might even put “semi-formal attire, please” after the “no shorts on men” thing.

I’m going to make a facebook page for my friends (since most of them are in college and don’t yet understand the going to a weding ettiquette) and put something in there about semi formal dress, no shorts on guys (AND PLEASE NO JEANS!)

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Formal, cocktail, black tie.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wait whats cocktail attire? That sounds fancy and I like it!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think I’m even going to give a requirement.  I’m hoping they know that jeans are not ok, that’s basically my only DON’T.  We’re really not trying to make it too formal and I know a lot of my FI’s family (the women) won’t feel comfy in a dress or gown so paint suits are fine.  As long as you, your groom and your wedding party look amazing, the rest won’t even matter!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have the same question, I want everyone to come to my wedding dressed formal/suit and tie but I don’t know how to let everyone know. Is there a way other than word of mouth that I can tell them?

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If your event is going to be formal but not black tie, and your girls are wearing cocktail length dresses…then you should say “cocktail attire” — this means non-floor length dresses (girls) and suits/jacket and pants (guys)

Ours is black tie optional. It is a formal wedding but I do not want people who don’t already own tuxes to feel obligated to go out and spend $100 renting one…especially since we’ll have a TON of out of town guests, and that is a lot to ask after already spending $$ on flight and hotel.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

dressy to cocktail attire.

Kinda like Kentucky Derby attire!  We’ll be outside but want it to be nice. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@nlmiele: Cocktail attire is like semi-formal.  Women in cocktail dresses and men in suits.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

I don’t care if guys show up to my wedding in a nice button up or polo and jeans, to be honest.

But if you’d rather have them slightly more dressy yet not over-the-top I would definitely go with black tie!

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