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#11 Ryan's girl

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 12:27 PM

I tried doing a search on this and couldn't find anything. I have had a lot of our guests asking what the dress code is for a beach wedding. I wanted to put the dress code on our invitation and website. Do any of you know of any good wording to describe the dress code?
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#12 Karen

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 01:02 PM

I think the dress code would depend on what look you want for your wedding. Some brides are cool with very casual attire and some even request that guests wear the same color. The look you may be looking for might be called "Beach Chic" or "Casual Elegance". You can get examples of what this entails by looking at the dress codes for your resort's restaurants or by "googling" the terms.
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#13 Erica053009

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 01:09 PM

Ok so right out of the destination wedding bible it says...
  • Black Tie Optional - This is if your wedding is formal
  • Formal Dress - dressy but not black tie
  • Cocktail Attire - he wears a suit or sport coat she wears a cocktail dress
  • Beach Formal - for an elegant beach wedding; it implies colorful semiformal dresses and summer suits
  • Beach Chic - sundresses & slacks and polos
  • Island Festive or Festive Attire - sundresses & island shirts slacks to shorts
  • Jacket Required - can be added to of the less formal dress codes if you would like men to not wear shorts and add a jacket
    [*]Flip Flops Required, Beach Casual, Sarong Style or Tropical Attire - flip flops paired with in-fomal but wedding appropriate wear like sundresses and khakis with white linen shirts. but be forewarned guess my end up in tshirts and shorts
Now, I didn't know what half of these meant without the definition next to it so you can say the phrase on the invite and what it means to you or if you have a wedding website put the definition on there or if you are sending out a newsletter it can go there as well.
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#14 AnneW

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Erica053009 View Post
Ok so right out of the destination wedding bible it says...
  • Black Tie Optional - This is if your wedding is formal
  • Formal Dress - dressy but not black tie
  • Cocktail Attire - he wears a suit or sport coat she wears a cocktail dress
  • Beach Formal - for an elegant beach wedding; it implies colorful semiformal dresses and summer suits
  • Beach Chic - sundresses & slacks and polos
  • Island Festive or Festive Attire - sundresses & island shirts slacks to shorts
  • Jacket Required - can be added to of the less formal dress codes if you would like men to not wear shorts and add a jacket
    [*]Flip Flops Required, Beach Casual, Sarong Style or Tropical Attire - flip flops paired with in-fomal but wedding appropriate wear like sundresses and khakis with white linen shirts. but be forewarned guess my end up in tshirts and shorts
Now, I didn't know what half of these meant without the definition next to it so you can say the phrase on the invite and what it means to you or if you have a wedding website put the definition on there or if you are sending out a newsletter it can go there as well.
Hop ethis helps

This was perfect! I was wondering how to word it on my website, too! So, is there really a destination wedding bible (book or reference)? We're getting married on the same day!

#15 Erica053009

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 03:54 PM

I bought the Knot Guide to Destination Weddings and yes it is my bible although this forum has been my saver :) The book is great with the factual things but this forum is amazing at the creative stuff. I have a million post it and everything is highlighted in 3 colors in the book it is a sight for sure

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#16 Sloan

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:25 AM

We put "sand between the toes elegant" on our invites.... we ripped it off from a sample invite we looked at. Thought it sounded kinda cool.

#17 lauren

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 09:44 AM

we wrote suggested dress is beach casual - sundresses for the ladies, khakis and colored shirts for the men. people asked anyway, and we were telling them to show up in their bathing suits one guest wanted to buy a tuxedo tee shirt (the ones that look like tuxes), but couldn't find it in time. we had 1 show up in jeans, but we didn't care.

#18 Sloan

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:23 AM

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we wrote suggested dress is beach casual - sundresses for the ladies, khakis and colored shirts for the men. people asked anyway, and we were telling them to show up in their bathing suits one guest wanted to buy a tuxedo tee shirt (the ones that look like tuxes), but couldn't find it in time. we had 1 show up in jeans, but we didn't care.
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#19 Ryan's girl

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 01:24 PM

Thanks girls! Found exactly what I was looking for. I love this forum!!!
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#20 poohshek

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:31 AM

Glad to find this thread. It will come in handy for the wedding web site! Thanks ladies!




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