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Style Showdown: Casual or Formal?

Lynnie, on December 10, 2018 at 09:05 Posted in Wedding fashion 0 70
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Casual or formal? Which attire and atmosphere is more your style??


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Latest activity by Rayanne, on September 2, 2019 at 14:47
  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    Formal for wedding party. I think I want FH to have a tuxedo. He's been looking at different options but I think it'll be the one day he can glam it up.... I hope no one comes in jeans
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  • Amanda
    Frequent user September 2021 Ontario
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    Formal all the way!

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  • Brenda
    Curious July 2019 Ontario
    Brenda ·
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    Casual... like garden party!

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  • MacKenzie
    Beginner February 2020 Alberta
    MacKenzie ·
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    Casual! I want everyone to have stress-free fun!

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  • K
    Curious August 2019 Ontario
    Keri ·
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    I had formal for my first wedding, this round for renewing my vows it's casual.
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  • Nelly
    Curious October 2019 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    Formal I really like formal weddings
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  • Sharlene
    Expert August 2019 Alberta
    Sharlene ·
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    Casual, but traditional. I am not a formal type of person, nor is my fiancé and neither are our families and friends.

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    We're going formal. 100%. It's a wedding! Even when people have more laid back summer weddings, I still think you need to dress up and act like it's the important event that it is...

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  • R
    Curious May 2023 Ontario
    Rayann ·
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    Formal. I like seeing everyone dress up. Its once in awhile we get to glam up for a special day
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  • Reia
    Beginner March 2019 Ontario
    Reia ·
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    It’s gonna be formal for our wedding, because it’s winter. I don’t want my wedding party getting cold. For me it’s just right for a winter wedding.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Semi-formal. It was summer, so formal gets hot for the men!

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  • Lydia
    Devoted June 2019 British Columbia
    Lydia ·
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    We had casual in mind for our guests. My FH has a nice suit in mind with gilet and everything, but the groomsmen are in dress shirt and navy dress pants with suspenders, the girls are in short dresses so I guess those both set a more casual tone too. I am expecting that there's a lot of people are gonna dress up nicely even though we're fine with casual (it's a day wedding as well so it all probably just fits better being casual)
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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Definitely casual, I like rustic and laid back.

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  • Donna
    Devoted July 2019 Ontario
    Donna ·
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    That's what we were talking about Casual works so does Formal so alittle in between for us, that way it's fine for everyone included

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  • C
    Beginner August 2019 Alberta
    Charissa ·
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    We're doing somewhere in between. Dress shirts and khakis or nice jeans are ok.
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  • Ebony
    Beginner September 2022 Ontario
    Ebony ·
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    I like a formal wedding, this is the big chance for us all to get our red carpet on!
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  • T
    Newbie September 2020 Ontario
    Tellisha ·
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    Semi formal
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  • Allen
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
    Allen ·
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    Formal, but my wedding will be semi casual
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  • Shla
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
    Shla ·
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    Business casual for us.
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  • Amanda
    Beginner June 2019 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    Formal but I bit relaxed!

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  • Stephanie
    Beginner October 2022 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    A mixture of both
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Casual! We aren't formal kind of people and we want a more relaxed feel for the wedding
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    Casual chic? Semi casual? Relaxed chic?
    I don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable.
    And my FH prefer not to set a dress code. It’s a daytime celebration so we’re way more relaxed with the vibe than we’d be if it were an evening party.
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  • Marissa
    Beginner October 2019 Alberta
    Marissa ·
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    Formal for the most part


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  • L
    Curious October 2020 Nova Scotia
    Linda ·
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    Formal. It's a special day and I like seeing everyone dressed up.

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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
    Rekramer ·
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    Formal for us. People love a chance to dress up and we wouldn't have been true to ourselves if we had gone with something more casual. We both wear suits to work every day and I'm a full-face-of-makeup-at-the-store kind of gal.

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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
    Caitlyn ·
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    Formal for sure. It’s one of the very few times that you can get all dressed up
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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    Formal. When I think wedding, I think formal.The one time you get to dress up and go all out!

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  • Queen B.
    Beginner March 2019 Alberta
    Queen B. ·
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    Definitely formal.... your wedding is the biggest event of your life and deserves a little class than to be treated like any other event in your life
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  • Andrea
    Curious September 2021 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    I want a traditional, but relaxed wedding. Not too stiff, but I still want to demonstrate the sobriety and gravitas of the commitment we are making to one another.

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  • Jennifer
    Super July 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
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    More formal. not tux. but I want the guys in 3 piece suits. girls will be in long dresses

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  • Dana
    Beginner February 2020 British Columbia
    Dana ·
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    Formal. I want to look like a princess on my wedding day (as so many bride brides), but if I have to walk around in a fancy, lace-up gown all day where I'm tripping over the skirt, then all my guests better be dressed up and suffering too, lol. No, I kid, but I'm aiming for a semi-formal look for my guests. The bridesmaids will wear black dresses of their choosing with a teal shawl and a yellow bouquet that I provide. The groomsmen are to wear any black suit they have and a teal tie/pocket square with a yellow boutonniere that I provide. The rest of my guests can wear whatever as long as it looks nice in pictures.
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