Nowadays wedding invitations have gotten so creative that sometimes even the dress code requires de-coding. Keep it simple and smart and of course oh-so you with these tips to planning what your wedding guests will wear.
1. Be specific! Black tie is different from formal, casual is different from California casual, barbeque is different than country rustic. The more specific you can be the more helpful for your guests (and the more you’ll love the look of your wedding).
2. Even if you painstakingly come up with a theme and let all your guests know in detail what to wear, be prepared for some to miss the mark (or even forget). That’s ok – go with the flow on the big day!
3. Your invitations will help set the tone for your event and give your guests the best idea of what to expect and what to wear so make sure they are a mini representation of your wedding in the tone and formality of the event.
4. You can inform your guests with a post script at the bottom of your invitations, and your wedding website is a great way to elaborate on attire with photos and examples if need be.
5. Themes are wonderful, but make sure they make sense with your venue, the weather, and the kind of wedding you’ll be having. The last thing you would want is your guests to be uncomfortable or unprepared for what awaits them – such as extreme heat! In addition, don’t theme so much so that you’re asking each wedding guest to go shopping; respect their wishes too.