I am in the process of getting my invitations together and deciding on wording.
Should I include a dress code on the invitations? The last wedding I went to, the invitation specified a dress code (cocktail), but I don't recall that the invitations at the other weddings I attended specified a dress code. I am not sure whether it is necessary...my guests are the sort of people that will wear cocktail dresses and suits to a wedding (i.e no-one would rock up in jeans/sneakers).
I think it firstly depends on how much you would care if someone did turn up in jeans and sneakers! If you don't care, or if you do care but you trust your guests not to do that, then I think it's fine not to specify a dress code
as a guest I prefer a dress code to be included on the invite. I normally dress appropriately for a wedding but a couple of times the friends who I thought were going to go formal ended up going casual and so many of us would of been overdressed and would of been uncomfortable in suits and cocktail dresses at a very casual reception that had hay bales for seats lol
We put a dress code on. FH thinks people i.e. girls will turn up with dresses up to their hoo ha. I wanted to put semi formal but he won and we have formal. Now we are getting asked if you need tuxes and the whole 9 yards but we just expect suit and ties with girls dressed respectably.