I've just been invited to a wedding where the dress code is "lounge / relaxed formal". There's a mid-afternoon garden ceremony, followed by a 5pm reception at what looks like your standard function centre except that it's got a *stunning* beach view.

I'm really excited about this wedding: the couple are lovely, have great style, and great taste in food and wine and music. And all the dresses I used to wear to weddings are too small and slinky for me now, so I get to buy something new! Yay!

But I'm not sure how to interpret relaxed formal or lounge. I'll need a whole outfit anyway, but will I end up buying something I can't re-wear? My husband has a lovely charcoal grey suit, but will he need a tie, vest, etc as well?