A BARN? REALLY?

We've been invited to a barn wedding.  We've been told to wear comfortable casual clothing.  Just how casual is "casual?"  Has anyone else been to one of these things?  Are we supposed to dress like the people in Amercan Gothic, complete with pitchfork?  Will we be seated on bales of hay or straw?  Will there be animals roaming around pooping and quacking?  I guess this is the latest thing, but I'm woefully under-informed.  I'm hoping some of you will have experiences you can share with me so I won't make a total fool of myself.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Comments (8)

  1. rebecca2013

    sounds neat……. you should ask the hosts…. sometimes it is done in Gothic clothing and sometimes it isn’t…. either way it will be lots of fun I don’t believe they mix the animals with the people….. usually that would spell disaster….

    July 02, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      I’m reminded of a place in KeyWest where the chickens scratch about the yard/dining room as you eat breakfast.

      July 02, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        not a polo shirt, but sleeves rolled to below the elbow & no tie is probably just about perfect.
        Dress/skirt either way… again unless it offends the woman in question’s sensibilities… age also allows dressing for comfort. If the 92 year old matriarch of the family shows up in sweats & a brooch… no shoes, it’s her prerogative, be glad she dressed.

        July 02, 2017
  2. Munkyman

    If it’s in the barn I’d say collared shirt & nice jeans for men, no athletic shoes. Weddings pretty much demand a dress from any woman not politically opposed to them.

    July 02, 2017
  3. casieharris

    You’d be surprised at how elegant a “barn” wedding can be.. I’ve been to a couple. They were both so different from each other also. I’m not the “dressy” type to start with, so it’s always casual for me but depending on the time of year it is would be the most appropriate way to dress. Summer, always go with a sun dress or a nice capri pant with summery shirt.. I don’t think the hosts would be offended if you would want to ask. You don’t want to stand out but you don’t want to embarrass yourself either, right? Solids are always a plus because it can be viewed in several different atmosphere’s so to speak lol.. hope that helps.. hope you have a wonderful time!

    July 02, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      As it turns out, we aren’t going to go. The place is farther away than we thought and since I have to have handicapped restrooms and this place has not got them, and Hubby doesn’t think he has the stamina for eight hours of driving in one day, we thought it best to pass. We’ll just send along a nice check with our well wishes.

      You’re right about some of the elegant barn weddings. I’ve been looking around and some of them are unbelievable.

      July 03, 2017
  4. thoroughlyrandom

    on the up side you’ll have a good reference point for a new book.

    July 23, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Sure – pretty much anything and everything is a good reference point for a new book!

      July 23, 2017