Let’s keep this short and sweet. YES, you absolutely do need to include the dress code! It doesn’t matter what event it may be, either. Engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, wedding–every single event needs to be specified. The last thing you want is texts or calls from fifty people asking what they should wear, or risking your great aunt Maria getting upset that she showed up way too overdressed.
Be specific, as well. Do not use cute sayings like, “Dress to impress!” or “Fancy and fabulous!” If it’s a casual event, specify how casual. If it’s a black tie event, that’s all you have to include on the invitation. Trust me, it will make life easier for both you and your guests!