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#1 Alyssa

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    Posted 23 September 2007 - 12:03 PM

    FI and I are (finally!) finishing up our wedding website and I put a question in the FAQ section about dress code for the wedding ceremony / reception.

    We would like to ask our guests to consider wearing ALL BEIGE or TAN or NEUTRAL's.

    I don't want to sound like an asshole and am at a total loss - has anyone done this (all white or all tan or anything else)?

    How / What did you say? If you did this, did all of your guests actually wear the color?

    Thanks Girls!

    #2 foxytv

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      Posted 23 September 2007 - 12:18 PM

      I know several ladies on here have asked their guests to wear white/tan/etc. I'd love to do it but don't really think everyone would comply, since we have a big guest list. I think for an intimate wedding it would probably work ... but I'm afraid for one with more guests than we expected, it wouldn't work ... so I'm not going to risk everyone not wearing those colors ... That said ... the wedings that have doneit and worked -- the pics look SSSOOO FABULOUS!!!

      #3 Martha

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        Posted 23 September 2007 - 12:27 PM

        Hmmmm.....Ours is "Beach Chic" whatever the heck that is. lol
        We have this on our wedding website. We are not going to actually tell them what to wear...but I guess a good way to do it would be to put it on a website. Do you have one?

        #4 TammyWright

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        Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:19 PM

        we used beach chic as well and sort of said what we didn't want...like flip flops and board shorts...

        but our guests were super relieved to have some direction...it makes it easier for them when they dont have to read your mind.

        as a TA, i get sooo many emails from guests asking me what they should wear

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        #5 Christine

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        Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:24 PM

        Didn't Sarah (nursesarah) do something like that too?
        I agree that if I was going to be a guest at a DW I would want to know what to wear.
        In our welcome bags we put a little note about the appropriate attire for each event. Which I copied from Janet's letter.
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          Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:43 PM

          Yeah, nurse sarah did this. She had a small group so it might have been easier.

          Some guest might find it annoying, but I think they are more likely to have fun with it too. I think it's too much when people ask all their guest to wear a certain tux or something like that, but a white shirt & khaki pants is easy. If you don't have it already it's easy to get & doesn't have to cost a lot.

          #7 Alyssa

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            Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:51 PM

            yeah we are going to have a pretty intimate group so i think we can pull it off but i don't know what to say - maybe NurseSarah will see this and share her info.

            i did a bunch of google searches but came up empty - i think it is the search words i am using.


            #8 Christine

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            Posted 23 September 2007 - 05:24 PM

            http://bestdestinati....ooonnnggg.html

            take a look at this, on the bottom of her welcome letter she included the wording. Its right under the close up of the RSVP
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            #9 JaimeLynne

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              Posted 23 September 2007 - 07:21 PM

              I think we'll be doing the same thing, asking all the guests to wear white and khaki/neutral/beige. I think the pics turn out so beautiful with this dress code. I've mentioned it to a few family members already and no one seems to have an issue with it.

              Sarah did have a great way of wording it that I'll probably steal when the time comes around.

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              #10 Lizzy

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                Posted 24 September 2007 - 12:09 AM

                For Maggie's wedding she wrote on the wed-site that they requested everyone to please consider wearing white, off-white, beige or taupe to the wedding. Then she said something about "unless they wanted to stick out like a sore thumb." This guest list is only family and very close friends, so no one has been offended, except her father -- not at all surprising!
                For the dance, at the reception, Maggie wore her crinoline and a lovely lace top. Looks like Tadd likes it!

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