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Beach Wedding Attire Description?

Natalie, on October 8, 2020 at 10:27 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 4
Hey Brides! We’re getting married in Key West. Our ceremony is on the beach, but the reception will be in an indoor ballroom. We’d like this to still be a classy affair, but comfortable enough for the beach setting. For our wedding website, we’re having a little trouble describing the “wedding attire”. Any fellow beach brides that can give some suggestions? Thank you! Smiley smile


Latest activity by Theadra, on October 9, 2020 at 6:40 PM
  • Anna
    VIP October 2020
    Anna ·
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    So before trying describe it there, think about what you think of people wearing. I’m having an outdoor wedding near a lake and woods, reception is outdoors as well. My FH is not wearing a tux or even a full suit, so we’re not going formal. I pictured people coming more or less in church dress. For my website I said dressy-casual and to avoid pointy heels.
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  • M
    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    If your guests are going to literally be walking on sand for the ceremony, appropriate footwear is the most important thing. I would be really clear about that point so everyone understands, and then just put a picture of your reception venue so they can see the level of formality that would suit.

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie Online ·
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    Hi Natalie! I'd go with "Cocktail Attire"! That way everyone will still be dressy for the wedding, but also comfortable enough for the beach.

    I also think that if you're clear about the beach ceremony and ballroom reception to follow that your guests will get a good idea!

    Here's a quick guide you can reference as well: Wedding Dress Codes: Everything You Need to Know.

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  • Theadra
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    Theadra ·
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    We're getting married on the beach in So Cal and I put semi formal. Girls wear sundresses maxi dresses etc , while guys wear collar shirts, khaki pants and such.

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