Top Tips: How To Let Your Guests Know The Dress Code By Invitation

Not sure how to address the issue of 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.

wedding dress code invitation

How to do it:

1. 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. 
2.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.
3.Cocktail Chic: Men dress in nice suit pants and dress shirts. Ties are optional. Ladies should wear shorter, less formal cocktail dresses.
4.Beach Chic: This is great for events in tropical climates. 
5.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.
6.Casual: This is wide open. Be comfortable and casual. Really, there’s no enforced dress code.
7.Come as you are:  This simply means: wear whatever you want. Often this is used for next day events.
8.All White/Red Attire: Yes, of course you can colour theme it if you like!

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