Hi, I'm recently engaged and we are having a traditional Jewish wedding. As part of the religious ceremony, our guests are required to dress modestly. Shoulders need to be covered, skirts/dresses should be at least to right above the knee, no jeans or shorts for men, etc. Should I word this on the invitation or website? Probably about 50% of our wedding guests will not know that the ceremony requires modest dress but I don't want them to feel stupid about it.
I'm asking because I grew up non-religious and was invited to a friend's brother's bar mitzvah and I wore a sleeveless dress. The rabbi took me aside privately and told me I needed to cover up or leave. It was SO embarrassing! I don't want that to happen to any of our guests.