Not sure how to address the issue of the dress code on your wedding invitations. Here you will find some helpful ideas whether you’re hosting a formal affair or a casual barn style wedding.
Where to do it:
If you want to be specific about the dress code there are three main places you can do so:
- The bottom of the wedding invitation
- Separate details card
- Your wedding website
How to do it:
Black Tie: This is the most formal and clearest dress code of them all. “Black Tie” simply means men must don tuxedos and women should wear long dresses.
Elegant/Formal Attire: A step down in formality. “Elegant Attire” means gentlemen can wear a tux if they would like, but it’s not required; men will most likely opt to wear a nice suit and tie. Ties are definitely required. Ladies should wear long, formal dresses.
Cocktail Chic: Men dress in nice suit pants and dress shirts. Ties are optional. Ladies should wear shorter, less formal cocktail dresses.
Beach Chic: This is great for events in tropical climates.
Festive Attire: This means that guests should have fun and dress according to the theme of the invite. They should wear bright colours and clothes that make a big statement because it’s going to be a playful event.
Casual: This is wide open. Be comfortable and casual. Really, there’s no enforced dress code.
Come As You Are: This simply means: wear whatever you want. Often this is used for next day events.
All White/Red Attire: Yes, of course, you can colour theme it if you like!