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#1 VegasBride121314

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:41 PM

Hello Brides! I'm curious how I should word my invitation so that adult guest are invited to wear black, white or beige, Children can be colorful. This is because our wedding party is colorful...my dress is red, the girls are in turquoise and the dudes in silver. I want our colors to pop in our pix and want the guests to be in colors that will compliment ours. A few friends have said it's in bad taste to tell people what to wear.  I'm actually inviting them to wear one of 3 colors) I figured I was making it easy on them. I'm anxious for your opinions 1) Is it ok to ask guests to wear desired colors? 2) What's the best way to word it?!


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#2 malyna

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:32 PM

I think it's okay...


Maybe "We kindly request..."

#3 BusyBee280

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:17 PM

I've had people come to me and ask me what our colors are for it... Honestly, I would state somewhere on the invitation that "our wedding colors are _____________, we would love to see a colorful blend of ___________ in our wedding pictures!"

#4 acw271011

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:57 PM

That's an interesting situation. I've never heard of this one before. How about something like: "help us make beautiful pictures. we invite you to be part of our colour scheme by dressing in one of the following three colours...."  I think you have to find a way to make it fun or yes, someone might take offense. Especially since it's a beach wedding and not a formal wedding. People tend to dress down a bit more for a beach wedding.


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#5 Nybride525

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:09 PM

I find sometimes it's hard enough to get people to avoid wearing the wedding colors let alone having them all buy specific colors. I'm not sure it will be taken well but that could just be my experience talking


#6 nikkicraig10

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:22 PM

Hmm, that's one I've never heard of either! However, sounds like you're going for a unique theme, which is great. Is there another colour besides white that would compliment? If a few girls show up in white dresses, and you're not.. will they get mistaken for the bride?! (Or maybe you don't care about that kind of stuff, just thinking out loud!).  :)


I personally wouldn't be offended if I was told what colour to wear, (or colours, which is good for options). it's not my wedding! I'd probably go out and buy a new dress to wear anyway!

#7 LauraM

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:15 AM

I wouldn't be offended at all, as a guest. I think it's actually helpful to let guests know what is appropriate attire, especially for a destination wedding.

#8 kmk2016

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

I'm not asking people to wear a specific color, but I will be giving a dress code recommendation to everyone attending. Although a DW, I don't want guests in shorts and T shirts... So I will be providing them some guidance. (We aren't right on the beach for the ceremony so not an issue in that respect). I have seen some nice wording for this, and will follow suit, but I will definitely be giving guests direction!! Call me type A, but I don't want to look out at the congregation and see uncle Bob in a OP tank top and board shorts.

Edited by kmk2016, 01 August 2014 - 11:20 AM.

#9 VegasBride121314

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:27 AM

I have decided to include on the invitation "Guests are invited to dress in all black, white or beige to add to the ambiance of our celebration." For the guests with kids, I'll include a note that says kids are exempt from the dress code. They should be colorful. Our wedding colors are red, turquoise, grey & white. My gown is red, the BMs in turquoise. 

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#10 calgarybride2015

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:05 PM

I said on our website it was an informal beach wedding and a nice pair of shorts and top or sundress was appropriate. I personally don't mind them in anything but speedos lol

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