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Hey guys! How can I politely tell my guests to dress up nicely?

I tested out at my engagement party if my guest would follow the cocktail theme, but most rocked up with what I'd consider something you'd wear to a 21st or a night out. I want my event to be super formal and everyone look accordingly but not sure how to word it nicely. Thank you :)

Made To Measure Suits

Hi Bianca,
It can be difficult to 'politely' ask you guests to follow a dress code. It may be more helpful for you to suggest the dress code is 'strictly formal'
Examples and Suggestions for Wording your Wedding Dress Code

Mentioning a dress code ensures your event stays as formal or as casual as you want, and it’s helpful for guests to know exactly what is expected of them for attire. Here you will find some helpful ideas for wording your Dress Code whether you’re hosting a formal or casual wedding.

Where to include your Dress Code

If you want to be specific about the dress code there are three main places you can do so:

Your Wedding Invitation

You can include your Dress Code on the lower left or right-hand corner of the invitation. Alternatively, place the Dress Code at the bottom centre of the design.

A separate Information / Details card

If you are including a Details or Information card with other important information for your guests, use this to list your dress code as well as it keeps your invitation nice and simple. It also allows you to expand on your dress code with suggestion of what you'd like your guests to wear.

Your Wedding Website

If you are already providing a wedding website for other details and important information for guests, use this space to also list your dress code.

Just remember the day is about you and your partner and what you want to make of the day.

 

How to describe our dress code to guests

We want to have a formal, black tie wedding, but we’re not sure our guests will really know what that means. What’s a short and polite way of explaining this on our wedding invites? We really want everyone to dress up for it.

Made To Measure Suits

Examples and Suggestions for Wording your Wedding Dress Code

Mentioning a dress code ensures your event stays as formal or as casual as you want, and it’s helpful for guests to know exactly what is expected of them for attire. Here you will find some helpful ideas for wording your Dress Code whether you’re hosting a formal or casual wedding.

Where to include your Dress Code

If you want to be specific about the dress code there are three main places you can do so:

Your Wedding Invitation

You can include your Dress Code on the lower left or right-hand corner of the invitation. Alternatively, place the Dress Code at the bottom centre of the design.

A separate Information / Details card

If you are including a Details or Information card with other important information for your guests, use this to list your dress code as well as it keeps your invitation nice and simple.

Your Wedding Website

If you are already providing a wedding website for other details and important information for guests, use this space to also list your dress code.


DRESS CODES EXPLAINED

White Tie

White Tie or full evening dress is the most formal of all wedding dress codes. Gentlemen dress in long-tail tuxedos and the women don full-length ball gowns.

Black Tie

Black Tie usually indicates an evening wedding where men wear tuxedos with black bow tie and women wear formal floor-length gowns. Despite the name, Black tie does not mean you must wear black, although traditionally men would wear a black tuxedo and a bow tie.

Formal or Black Tie Optional

These phrases mean that guests are encouraged to wear attire that suits a black tie dress code, but that this is optional. Men should wear a dark suit with a shirt and tie if they don’t wish to wear a tuxedo. Women may wear a floor-length gown, or a knee-length cocktail dress, a pantsuit, or dressy separates.

Lounge Suit or Semi-Formal

A step down in formality from Black tie and suitable for a semi-formal daytime wedding. This indicates that the wedding party will be in formal wedding attire, and it’s optional for all guests. We recommend a classic suit or tux including a tie, and formal evening wear (floor-length dresses or evening pantsuits) for women.

Jacket & Tie

Similar to Lounge Suit or Semi-Formal, however Jacket & Tie indicates that it is acceptable for men to wear a sports jacket, suit jacket or even a smart blazer and chinos with a tie. Women may wear a cocktail dress that is shorter than floor-length, a pantsuit, or dressy separates to a Jacket & Tie event.

Cocktail attire

Cocktail attire isn’t overly formal and is asking guests to be dressed a step above smart casual. An above-the-knee hem (or any length above floor length) is appropriate for women. Men can wear a suit (tie optional) or sports jacket and dress shirt.

Smart Casual

Smart casual means wedding guests are being asked to dress neatly, without being overly dressy – or overly casual. We recommend a dress, smart trousers or a skirt for women and dark denim, chinos or suit paints with a neat shirt for men.


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