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Snappy casual?

So, DH and I were just invited to a wedding where the attire is listed as "snappy casual". In the words of my husband, "what the hell does that men?" I think he's trying to figure out if this a jeans and button down, jeans and jacket, jacket and slacks (but no tie), or what... I figure I'll just wear a summer dress since it's outside at brunch time.
"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." -Friedrich Nietzsche, "On Reading and Writing"

Re: Snappy casual?

  • Sounds like someone trying to say "smart casual" but in a cutesy way.  This is only my guess though.
    OurWildKingdomInLoveInQueens
  • I take it to mean "don't look like you just rolled out of bed and threw on some dirty pants, but no need to really dress up either". 

    If I got this invite, I'd think nice jeans and either a blazer or button down for a guy. Maybe a polo shirt for a guy who really doesn't like to dress up. And your summer dress for you sounds perfect.

    I think the only way you could be underdressed for this is if you wore old jeans and a tshirt.


    OurWildKingdom
  • climbingwifeclimbingwife NYC 'burbs member
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    This is dumb and very annoying to me. I would call the bride up and ask her to be more specific. 

    MesmrEweJCocco219InLoveInQueens
  • I think he is more concerned with being overdressed.
    "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." -Friedrich Nietzsche, "On Reading and Writing"
    MesmrEwe
  • TyvmTyvm member
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    @msuprincess04 Sounds like a polo and khakis for him, to me, then!


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  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    Something with turtles?
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  • Ugh. I really dislike weddings where guests aren't able to dress themselves. I would call up the bride and ask if you/FI are concerned, otherwise, I would wear whatever you feel comfortable in as that is what matters.
    MesmrEwe
  • I'm thinking snap-up shirt with snap jeans - definitely not button fly...  And a snapping turtle tie...  Or there's always that snapper lawn mower - maybe it's an outdoor reception and they need guests to mow the lawn beforehand and they're asking a guest to come dressed for it?!?!
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    ernursejOurWildKingdom
  • ILoveBeachMusicILoveBeachMusic Indiana member
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    Good grief! Add another dress code to the list of "trying to figure out what the heck they mean". Personally if I were a guy, I'd wear khakis and a button up shirt (I just don't like jeans at a wedding). Your dress sounds perfect - the only time the woman's clothing is easier to decipher than the mans!
    ernursejOurWildKingdom
  • I'd be instructing my local menfolk to wear something like a sports coat and non-jeans pants with a button down and no tie. Never jeans. 
    OurWildKingdom
  • SP29SP29 member
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    My response would be the same, "What the hell does this mean?".

    This is why putting a dress code on an invitation- beyond true black tie- is not recommended. Besides being rude to tell a guest how to dress, it's just confusing!

    I *think* I have heard the term, "He's a snappy dresser" before (though maybe I am making it up). To me though, that means someone who is polished and well dressed, often following fashion trends. But then to add casual in there??? Dark jeans, a dress shirt (or even designer tee) and a sport coat??
    MesmrEweILoveBeachMusic
  • I don't think it will really matter what you wear. Just wear something casual that is in good repair and clean. 
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  • CMGragainCMGragain member
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    edited April 2016
    Snappy casual is not a dress guide. 
    These are:
    1.  Formal, also known in the USA as black tie. Guests wear tuxedos/gowns.
    2.  Semi-formal (Most weddings are in this category)  Suits/cocktail attire
    3.  Informal (NOT "casual") Usually church attire/sundresses

    It is very rude to print any attire guidelines on an invitation, except "black tie".


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  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    edited April 2016
    I got it!

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  • I got it!

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    Well, since you mention it...This might actually be the dress code for this wedding:

    https://m.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/yes-im-having-a-tmnt-wedding/8e1d17c8217d9d57?forum_type=default_forum
                 
    OurWildKingdomernursej
  • I got it!

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    Well, since you mention it...This might actually be the dress code for this wedding:

    https://m.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/yes-im-having-a-tmnt-wedding/8e1d17c8217d9d57?forum_type=default_forum
    Omg. I loved TMNT as a kid and like that it made its way back but uhhh no way I'd think of having it for my wedding 
    OurWildKingdom
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