Before 6 wedding do's & don'ts
I am planning on having my wedding to start at 5:30 p.m. My questions are" what should be the attire for my wedding party and my guest?" And should I state that on my invites?

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Hayley C™
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Jan 24, 2012 at 10:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hi Stephanie ~ Welcome to WW.

I think the design of the invite helps guests know what type of mood/atmosphere to expect at the wedding. They will dress according to the location of your event too. A 5:30 start time is not that unusual. My ceremony was at 6pm, then cocktails, and dinner immediately after. Everything took place at the same hall, and everyone came in dress pants, dress shirts, ties, cocktail dresses. I had no dress code issues and wrote nothing about it in my invite.

Are you planning on serving dinner to your guests? What type of wedding reception are you having. There are more "do's & don'ts" when it comes to Food and the time of the reception.

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Jan 24, 2012 at 10:18 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think the type of venue you are having your wedding at typically indicates to guests the proper way to dress. Also you can have very formal invitations if that is the kind of feel you want to indicate to your guests.

krisalicious
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Jan 24, 2012 at 10:20 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
^What Hayley said!

Are you questioning what your BMs and you should wear? Do you have a dress yet?

I think the only time you would ever state guest attire on an invitation is when an event is truly black or white tie.

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Jan 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
usually when people see that its a friday night wedding they know suits ties and a nice dress for the ladies.. only place i put anything about what to wear was no my web site and it just stated NO JEANS AND T SHIRTS...that is my biggest pet peeve when people show up to a wedding in jeans

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Jan 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
No I don't have my dress yet. I can't make up my mind. Just don't know what style I need to do.

Hayley C™
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Jan 24, 2012 at 10:59 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
But you already have BM dresses? or still not sure about that?
I saw your colors are champange and watermelon. Did you buy/pick out anything yet?


Pretty venue.... what comes standard with it? Are you doing a second room for the ceremony?

Edited On: Jan 24, 2012 at 11:03 PM

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Jan 24, 2012 at 11:05 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I have changed my colors to champange and turquois.

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Jan 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The venue for the ceremony and reception are in the same place.

Hayley C™
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Jan 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Turquoise is hard to match because there are SO many shades. Are you prepared for that frustration, or do you not care if things are not the Exact same shade.

And there are no turquoise flowers in nature. Are you ok with all white? Dyed flowers? Adding an accent color?

Hayley C™
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Jan 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
It looks like a pretty and formal looking place.
You can go as formal or traditional as you like. I had a train on my dress and I got married in the reception hall, on the dance floor, surrounded by the dinner tables.

Or get a more simple dress with no train if that is more your style.

Just get a dress that You feel pretty in.

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Jan 25, 2012 at 10:24 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think you can tell your guests semi formal. I did state that on my invites because I know how some family memebers were. And some still wear jeans I think maybe one person did and I bet he looked stupid. And about two had on sweat shirts can we say OMG. If it was my way I would have it formal, but semi formal most people can do instead of formal. They can wear a cocktail dress, nice pants outfit just no jeans and sneakers. Now for your wedding party make sure they do not out do your dress. To me I like the shorter style dress with a nice sash on it. They could wear a turquoise dress with a champange sash so this way your BM won't blend in too much with the venue. Or a simple basic clother. Let me look at pics and paste it.

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Jan 25, 2012 at 10:28 AM • Flag As Inappropriate

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Jan 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thank you for the many suggestions. If you have more, please share.
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