So, we got our Save the Dates our a couple weeks ago (yay!), and now things are starting to get real including the flood of questions. The one I’m struggling to answer is the “what is the dress code” question that I didn’t think would come up so much. Honestly, I’ve always seen weddings as more formal events unless otherwise stated, so the amount I’ve been asked has caught me by surprise.
By no means is our wedding going to be black tie, but we have some selections that lend it to not be a super casual event. The details:
Garden Ceremony (Weather Permitting) - it’s all paved, no grass to walk through. Begins at 4pm
followed by Cocktail Hour with passed hors d’oeuvres
Loft Reception (pic below)
Groom/Groomsmen wearing tuxes, Bridesmaids in gowns
Open Beer & Wine bar
DJ at Reception, String Quartet at Ceremony & Cocktail Hour
My first thought when people ask is “Formal Cocktail” but that’s not a thing. We went to a couple weddings that were more casual that said “Semi Formal” and the results were mixed (Khakis, untucked shirts, beach style dresses, flip flops). I know at the end of the day, people will wear what they want, but I want to be clear to those who ask without making them think they need to go out their way for long fancy gowns and tuxes. What do you think?