July 13, 2022

The Bride and Groom Formally Request That You Dress Up

This summer, Rebecca Davis is getting married at the Picnic House in Prospect Park, a location she thought might lead to some confusion about what to wear. ‘If you see ‘Picnic House,’ you might think we’re having a picnic as our wedding,’ she says. ‘I’ve been to those, where the bride’s barefoot, the groom’s in shorts, but that’s not our wedding. We didn’t want anyone showing up like they didn’t understand the assignment.’ On her wedding website, she explains that the dress code is ‘festive formal,’ but that too could be confusing, so Davis, a writer and brand strategist who’s marrying data analyst Stephen Reader, created a Pinterest board to illustrate for guests what they should wear.