A smart casual dress code is suitable if you’re holding a relatively informal wedding. But what is smart casual? The Oxford Dictionary defines smart casual as ‘neat, conventional, yet relatively informal in style,’ so this option provides guests with a very wide scope of clothing choices because it’s all about being smart, without being overly dressy – or overly casual.
A couple of tips: If the brides parents are hosting, its customary to leave off the brides last name. But in the case of a bride having a different last name than her parents, her full name should be used. If the grooms parents are involved, the brides last name should be included. In its simplest form, this is the standard wording template.
If you’re thinking about what shoes go with your smart casual outfit, male or female, you should definitely ditch the runners! For men, think loafers and brogues and boat shoes – and think shoe polish. Worn-out shoes are, well, a little too casual.
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