Often, when planning a wedding , brides are thinking of what they will be wearing… and often forget to inform their guests on what THEY should be wearing. In the past, there was an expectation that guests would wear their Sunday best, however with the trend towards more relaxed weddings, often there are a few guests who leave the dress code open to their own interpretation.

Avoid awkward fashion moments by CLEARLY stating the dress code on your invitation. Stick to easy to understand concepts (avoid things like “boho-cocktail-casual-chic” which can be misinterpreted. For those guests who ask what they should wear, tell them what the attire is and give them an example (ie: shirt AND tie)

Check out the list below of some of the more common wedding attire types and make sure your guests know what to wear on your big day!

White Tie (super formal/ evening gown)

Black Tie (Still very formal, not AS formal as white tie/evening gown)

Black Tie Optional (suit and tie- conservative)

Creative Black Tie (suit and tie- interesting tie/ cocktail dress with bright accessories)

Semi Formal (suit and tie/ cocktail dress)

Casual (khakis and sports jacket, tie optional/ sundress)

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