Being someone who likes specifics when planning outfit options, and pictures when possible, I totally empathize and wanted to elaborate.
Beach Casual: The Beach Bar, where the Welcome Party will be held, is a very low key spot, literally on the beach, so the dress code is basically whatever you feel the most comfortable in. Shorts and t-shirts, sundresses or even board shorts and beach cover-ups are perfectly acceptable. You're also certainly welcome to glam it up if that tickles your fancy. Most of all we want you to enjoy yourselves and be comfortable. Also, since the party starts at 5pm and we know many of you will be flying in that day, The Beach Bar is located steps from the ferry dock on St John, so you can literally come over and store your luggage at the bar instead of going to your hotel first - if you're in a crunch for time.
Since your toes will be in the sand, flip flops or sandals are recommended for footwear (guys this means you should probably clip your toenails).
Also, since we will be right on the water, there may be a breeze so a wrap or cardigan might not be a bad idea.
Beach Formal: Our wedding ceremony and reception will be held at the Villa Kalorama so no need to worry about sand-friendly footwear, although it's always wise to bring a pair of sandals to change into for late night dancing! When outfit planning, think nice sundress or a summer cocktail dress for the ladies, men can get away with khaki pants, and a nice blazer and shirt, or a summer suit if they're so inclined. Again, we want you to look and feel great, so whatever you're most comfortable in, as long as that is not Bermuda shorts or a Hawaiian shirt ;)
Outfit Ideas for the Ladies:
Outfit Ideas for the Gentlemen: