(Closed) Wording for business casual attire required

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

Per club policy, business casual dress is required.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@KatyElle: Good one! That way guests know you’re not just being picky and they get how important it is for them to follow the dress code.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Unless you have seen people you are inviting show up to a wedding in jeans, this would be a none issue for me.  Business casual makes me think work clothes, not sundresses.  I would wear things to weddings that would not be appropriate for my office. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Business casual really just means no jeans. Do you think your guests will wear jeans?

I’m not neccesarily sure how to word it but if I read on an invitation that business casual dress was required I would think just dress pants and a nice top. That does not imply dresses for the girls and suits for the guys.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I also asked a previous poster about this.  In a wedding invitation I would not use biz cas, simply because it could confuse women.  I am an attorney at a business formal shop.  Biz cas means that I can wear a skirt and blouse etc.  Definitely not wedding festive.

For a country club, I would assume that jackets or tie are required.  I would put that on the invite if you are worried about jeans.  Or something like cocktail attire required.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

ugh sorry double post

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would avoid wording like “business casual”. say something fun, but that says dress nice….

We’re so excited to get all dressed up, we hope you’re too!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I like KatyElle’s inclusion of “per club policy” and I would definitely put something on the invitation about acceptable attire. At almost every wedding I’ve been to (including mine) there was that one odd duck who thought it was okay to show up in jeans.

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