Planning your wedding should definitely be one of the most exciting parts of the process of getting married, apart from the actual day, of course. Invitations, catering, colour theme and the myriad of other choices. There is one decision that will have an impact on all the others though – your wedding’s dress code.

If you are in the early stages of planning your wedding, and are unsure what dress code you should choose, we have a couple of suggestions ready for you.

  • Casual – the new formal

You should think about a casual dress code if you are looking for something a bit more relaxed, since it means that just about anything goes. If you are planning a small and intimate ceremony with only a few of your closest friends and family members, ideally on a tropical island, this dress code will serve you well.

  • Smart casual – the best of both worlds

If you are planning a casual wedding, but still dread the idea of someone arriving dressed in a t-shirt, choose smart casual. The dress code translates to skirts and blouses for your female guests, while men are expected to wear button up shirts or polos with pants. This dress code is best suited for garden venues, and weddings that are still intimate, but not as small as a family/best friends-only affair.

  • Cocktail – a mix of versatility

If you don’t want a stiff and formal affair, but the idea you have for your wedding won’t allow for a more casual code, a cocktail dress code will be perfect. The style calls for elegant and slightly more formal dresses for your female attendants, and suits and sans tie for your male guests. This particular dress code is a great choice for most weddings.

  • Themed – for the passionate

If you and your spouse are incredibly passionate about a specific theme – whether it is 20s Gangsters, Game of Thrones, or even black and white – choose a themed dress code for your wedding that aligns with both your passions. Keep in mind that you will have to alert your guests as to what they can and cannot wear, so be sure to give them ample time to prepare beforehand.

You dress code might also depend on your wedding venue. For a venue that can cater to a range of themes and dress codes, contact us anytime for more information.

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