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Setting a dress code for your wedding is usually determined based on what the bride, groom and bridal party will be wearing. Many couples opt to include a dress code on their wedding invitations to ensure guests stick to the theme. However, one thing not to overlook is your wedding vendor dress code. Whether your wedding attire is black tie, country club chic, beach formal or casual, you’ll want not only your wedding guests, but your wedding vendors to stick to the dress code.
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You’ve probably done your research to ensure you are hiring the best wedding vendors for your big day. With that being said, you would hope to assume they will dress appropriately for your wedding to blend in with everyone there. However, don’t be certain they’ll know what your dress code is without discussing it with them first. Make sure to discuss attire you want them to wear during contact negotiations. You don’t want your caterer or photographer showing up in khakis and a polo when you’re having a chic affair. You also don’t want your wedding vendor dress code to be more formal than your wedding actually is.
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Most of your vendors will be moving around, bending over and on their feet most of your wedding day. They’ll need to wear something that will allow them to get their job done, but also look appropriate for your wedding. If you’re having a formal wedding, you might request that the catering team wear dress shirts and nice slacks. Your DJ should wear a suit and your wedding planner a nice dress or pants suit. If you’re having a casual wedding, your wedding vendor dress code could be nick slacks and button down shirts, or a blouse for the women. Whichever wedding you’ll be having, just remember to discuss the details of your wedding day with your vendor team.
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