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.
Just remember, however, while these dress codes provide guidance as to what each style of dress means, that definition looks to the past and is shaped according to what the dress codes used to mean.
The formal dress code is located somewhere between cocktail and black tie. For the ladies this dress code requires a short or long formal dress, a pantsuit, or dressy separates. For men, a dark suit, white shirt, and conservative tie is appropriate. Men can opt to wear a tuxedo if they wish, as the formal dress code is really another way to describe black tie optional.