We all love weddings, don’t we? Men especially do but sometimes find it overwhelming when it comes to deciding on the type of attire to wear to the occasion. In this article I’ll tackle the biggest challenge that men have when it comes to matters wedding and that is attire.
There is no arguing that suits are foundation of men’s fashion in a wedding perspective. The rule of thumb if you’re in the wedding party is to wear a tux. If you’re invited as a guest, then a suit is more appropriate. When it comes to selecting a suit, then color and style of your suit will be determined by the dress code specified in the wedding invitation.
Black tie only
If your invitation says black tie only, then it’s definitely a formal wedding and a tuxedo is a must have, whether you’re a guest or not. Choose a black jacket with satin lapels, bow tie, trousers and a cummerbund.
It can be challenging if the wedding invitation steers clear of the attire to wear. To be on the safe side, base your attire choice on the season and time of day the wedding is taking place.
Summer/Spring day wedding
Informality of spring and warm summer weddings usually allow for twill or linen suits. Beach weddings also offer an opportunity to discard the tie, try wearing a nice blazer with pants in shades of beige, gray or blue. You can also go for an English morning vest and coat popular in Funerals and weddings. If you’re just a guest then stay away from this attire because it’s meant for the groom and his groomsmen.
Fall/winter night wedding
The best way to decide on wedding attire is to analyze the invitation. If the invitation fails to specify the type of attire for the occasion, then you can base your decision on the extend of the wedding formalness by the invitation. If it’s a simple card with casual wording then chances are that the wedding is an informal affair where a black suit will serve the purpose right. If the invitation is a card done in a fancy script, then it’s likely a formal event where a tux is a sure bet.
Dress code etiquette
* No white suits at nighttime weddings
* No tuxedos before 5 p.m.
* No sneakers, jeans, cargo pants or shirts other than button-down dress shirts.
* Don’t wear something more formal than the wedding party
* Do not unbutton double-breasted dinner jackets
Dress the part
Weddings usually last for extended period of time and often involve lots of cavorting and dancing. When dressing for a wedding ensure that your wears are well pressed, clean and appropriate, above all, show up in a suit that is well fitting and comfortable enough to party in. I don’t think you fancy being regarded as the guy in a powder black suit with a big tear on the rear.