Calling all ladies who have traveled to Mackinac, especially those who have experienced dinner and dancing at the Grand Hotel:
My husband and I will be traveling to Mackinac (for the first time) for our first anniversary . We plan to have dinner at the Grand Hotel and then go dancing afterwards.
My question really is, I've read that guests/non-guests are required to wear evening formals at the Grand Hotel after 6 p.m., especially at dinner. I know the men can wear a suit and tie but am not really sure what the women's "finest couture" would be.
Do I need to wear a long dress, is it a gown-type of couture or would anything dressy be acceptable as long as it's not a sundress or a casual dress? Something slightly below the knee perhaps? I do not want to be inappropriate.
As for the rest of our stay in Mackinac, I can safely assume that some places a sportcoat/business casual for men would be acceptable and casual dresses for women would be fine. Of course, exploring the outdoors would require a more rugged outfit :).
Many thanks for all the ladies who can give me attire tips.