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What would you wear to a wedding worded this way?

munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
Wedding is at a lake cottage. Invitation said picnic and dancing afterwards. I was told semi-casual (they indicated they didn't want tee shirts, etc.). I am going to wear white bermudas, a top similar to this one (mine is navy, tiered front with flutter sleeves), and sandals. Can my husband wear shorts also? I am assuming so. I really wish when people had these "different type" weddings they would specify more clearly what they want their guests to wear.

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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    I'd wear a nice sundress, not too casual but comfortable. I'd pack shorts and sandals/comfy shoes for changing into later if needed.
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  • NarniaNarnia Posts: 1,770Registered Users
    I'd say he could wear shorts, but he has to be quite the fashionable dapper man to pull them off. I say that because of the shoes he'd have to wear (not sandals). I think boat shoes would be okay, with a tucked in shirt.
    I'd say khakis and a short sleeve top would be better for hubby. I'm from the camp that I'd rather feel over dressed than under. And khakis or seersucker would be most appropriate. Think.. The Hampton's during the day ;)

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  • munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
    I'd wear a nice sundress, not too casual but comfortable. I'd pack shorts and sandals/comfy shoes for changing into later if needed.

    I'm 62, live in a small town, hardly ever wear dresses, and (not that I can't afford it) really hate to waste the money on a dress I may never wear again. That's why I was hoping shorts would be OK. Mother of the groom is changing to an outfit similar to what I planned to wear after the ceremony.
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  • NarniaNarnia Posts: 1,770Registered Users
    munchkin wrote: »
    I'm 62, live in a small town, hardly ever wear dresses, and (not that I can't afford it) really hate to waste the money on a dress I may never wear again. That's why I was hoping shorts would be OK. Mother of the groom is changing to an outfit similar to what I planned to wear after the ceremony.

    Sorry, I totally thought this was a question about what hubby should wear. I think your outfit is perfect!


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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think he would be fine in bermuda shorts, a Tommy Bahama-type shirt, and topsiders.
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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think that top is really cute but I'd probably err on caution's side and wear a casual sun dress. I would feel weird wearing shorts-even Bermuda- to a wedding.
  • munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
    mrspoppers wrote: »
    I think he would be fine in bermuda shorts, a Tommy Bahama-type shirt, and topsiders.

    This is what I was planning on him wearing. Thanks!

    Just heard from BIL. He is wearing shorts, so shorts it is.
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  • DevushkaDevushka Posts: 1,080Registered Users
    If you still have any lingering concerns, perhaps you could contact the couple getting married or the bride's family or something to check. Just a thought in case you're still wondering even a little bit as the date gets closer.

    Sounds like a fun, relaxed wedding celebration. Have fun! ;-)
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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I'd send a great gift, stay home, and wear whatever I want.

    Picnics at weddings aren't my thing. Not much about weddings is my thing.
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  • munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
    claudine19 wrote: »
    I'd send a great gift, stay home, and wear whatever I want.

    Picnics at weddings aren't my thing. Not much about weddings is my thing.

    It's family; have to go. I have gone to weddings in the past where the younger generation has shown up in jeans. I figure if the Mother of the Groom is changing after the ceremony, then it should be OK to wear shorts. I gave away all my capris a year or so ago when my husband informed me middle aged women look fat in them. The more older women I saw in capris, I had to agree.
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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    munchkin wrote: »
    It's family; have to go. I have gone to weddings in the past where the younger generation has shown up in jeans. I figure if the Mother of the Groom is changing after the ceremony, then it should be OK to wear shorts. I gave away all my capris a year or so ago when my husband informed me middle aged women look fat in them. The more older women I saw in capris, I had to agree.[/QUOTE]

    Ummm...no.

    If a woman is overweight, yes, capris are not going to hide that fact. But if a woman is fit and trim, capris are not going to make her "look fat."
  • munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
    LAwoman wrote: »
    munchkin wrote: »
    It's family; have to go. I have gone to weddings in the past where the younger generation has shown up in jeans. I figure if the Mother of the Groom is changing after the ceremony, then it should be OK to wear shorts. I gave away all my capris a year or so ago when my husband informed me middle aged women look fat in them. The more older women I saw in capris, I had to agree.[/QUOTE]

    Ummm...no.

    If a woman is overweight, yes, capris are not going to hide that fact. But if a woman is fit and trim, capris are not going to make her "look fat."

    Most middle aged, post menopausal women gain weight. They aren't necessarily "fat" in terms of being obese by any means but many of them are heavier. Capris tend to make them look heavier. I agree cute young trim women look great in them, kind of like a skinny jean. I remember when the two fashion women from England (Rinni - think that was her name - and the other one) were on Oprah one of the things they told women to stay away from because they cut them off and add pounds to their shape is capris. At the time I thought they were nuts. . . then I got observant and went over to their side. Just my take.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    LAwoman wrote: »
    munchkin wrote: »
    It's family; have to go. I have gone to weddings in the past where the younger generation has shown up in jeans. I figure if the Mother of the Groom is changing after the ceremony, then it should be OK to wear shorts. I gave away all my capris a year or so ago when my husband informed me middle aged women look fat in them. The more older women I saw in capris, I had to agree.[/QUOTE]

    Ummm...no.

    If a woman is overweight, yes, capris are not going to hide that fact. But if a woman is fit and trim, capris are not going to make her "look fat."

    LOL yes, I don't see how fat and size have anything to with age! But, capris are odd looking overall regardless.
  • munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »
    LAwoman wrote: »

    LOL yes, I don't see how fat and size have anything to with age! But, capris are odd looking overall regardless.

    Wait till you hit menopause then revisit this thought (this from a 61 year old post menopausal woman). lol
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  • sleepymekosleepymeko Posts: 1,002Registered Users
    I love the way Kris Jenner dresses. She's always very age appropriate and doesn't look like an old fat lady. She wears what she likes and looks amazing 99% of the time. I think it's more about the presentation and internal confidence that makes or breaks a woman.
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