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Dress code

Kerri, on February 10, 2020 at 9:43 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 6
I need help! I am trying to figure out a good way to politely let people know that we would like them to wear Renaissance attire to our renaissance themed wedding. We already know that not everyone will join us in the fun of dressing up but we want to encourage as many of our guests as we can to dress up.

I am not sure what the best wording would be so I do not upset anyone. I know this is our day but we want everything to work with as little stress as possible.


Latest activity by MAMW, on February 11, 2020 at 3:25 PM
  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    Attire: it is requested (but not required) that you join our theme by dressing up in Renaissance attire!
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  • M
    Expert October 2021
    Megan ·
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    Honestly, I wouldn't try to do this. It's quite rare that people have Renaissance attire lying around and pressuring people (even if you just say that it's suggested) to buy elaborate outfits for your wedding isn't a good idea. It's fine if you have your invites, save the dates, and website reflect your theme, but please don't ask your closest friend and family to purchase specific only-wear-once ensembles just to complete a vision.

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  • Kerri
    Savvy April 2022
    Kerri ·
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    That is the thing you can literally get this attire for less than most dresses if it were a formal dress code. My wedding dress was $30.00 and it is absolutely stunning.
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  • Jennifer
    Super March 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    I like the wording of the first poster. You state that the attire is cheap which is great. However, the clothing is not practical for most people. I am someone who would rather drop $150 on a nice dress versus $30 on a dress that will never be worn again. People need an out on this one.
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  • Sherry
    Master September 2019
    Sherry ·
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    If you wish to join in on the theme, you may do so by wearing Renaissance attire.

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  • MAMW
    VIP August 2013
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    I like this one! No matter the cost, I can't see myself buying Renaissance attire for a one-time wear, and this wording seems the most "guest friendly".

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