Post # 1
…if these were the invitations? I never knew invitations told people what to wear…I’ve always just assumed you dress up for weddings. There are so many hidden rules! Anyway, what kind of wedding for these invitations?
Post # 3
It’s after 5pm and looks like it’s inside. I’d probably wear a cocktail dress, guys in suits. Pretty sure ‘after 5pm’ used to mean formal, but now people specify black tie for that.
If I had to guess a theme, I’d say country chic, or something. I don’t think it looks like an after 5 event invitation, but I’m pretty traditional about that. So much easier to know the cues than to have to specifically tell people what to wear. 🙂
Post # 4
it would depend on what I knew about the couple and the venue. if I had a doubt, I’d call and ask.
Post # 5
it would say normal wedding meaning dress in normal wedding attire which means cocktail dress and suits.
Post # 6
So you think it’s okay to go with them, and I can expect that people know to wear suits/dresses? I don’t even think I care if people don’t get very dressed up, but it’d be nice to know we were sending the right message.
Post # 7
Honestly, I never figure out what I’m going to wear based on the invitation. If I’m not familiar with the venues, I’ll research them. If that gets me nowhere, I contact the couple.
Post # 8
I looove Royal Steamline. To me, this screams whimsical dressy. Bold colors, vintage, attention to detail, badass accessories.
Post # 9
I would think quirky, fun, but not that formal.
Post # 10
I never think to plan my attire based on the invitation. I check out the location, time, and ask around.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
To me, an invitation doesn’t dictate the attire- I do it based on time of day/location.
Ex: My friend’s backyard afternoon wedding (he sent an evite, and said “casual”), I was in a sundress, Fiance in khakis. Every other wedding we’ve been to, Fiance wears a suit, and I’m in a cocktail dress, which is what we’d wear if we received this invite.
Post # 12
I would wear normal wedding attire, but the invitations themselves give off a Southern/country feel.
Post # 13
This invitation does say a little more casual to me but I’d still wear a nice dress and my guy would probably wear a suit or maybe just a button down and tie? I’d probably also look at the venue and ask around before picking an outfit. It all comes down to how upset you will be if people come too casual for your taste. If you don’t really mind if someone shows up in, say, nice jeans and a button down, then don’t stress. If you really want it to be all suits and nice dresses you may want to put it out there that formal dress is expected.
Post # 14
it looks a bit more casual to me also
Post # 16
Ooo the Portland White House! I’ve never been, but looked at it for our wedding (it was too small for our wedding size, otherwise it would definitely have been a strong contender!). Anyway, it is a gorgeous old building with some nice gardens and beautiful antique decorations:
So I would at least match the elegance of place and be semi-formal. I would probably just ask the bride and groom though, or their family, about how formal the wedding is supposed to be.
ETA: Ooo I just saw this is where your wedding is!!! GORGEOUS!!! Yes, if I was a guest I probably would have looked up the place and at least worn a nice dress and Fiance would wear nice dress clothes. I wouldn’t worry too much about the invite 🙂