If you are a man, then the decision regarding what to wear to a wedding will most likely be pending until the last minute. You will then probably pick up the best looking suit in your wardrobe and wear it without thinking about the formality of the event, the time and the season of the wedding etc. All these things are after all for women to consider, right? Wrong! Men should pay as much attention to all the above mentioned factors as women, if they wish to create a good impression on their hosts. So, do you have any ideas regarding what dresses to wear to a wedding? If not, this article on what to wear to a wedding for men can make the matters simpler for you.
- What to Wear to a Wedding for Men: Formality of the Event
If you cannot get any ideas by simply looking at the card, then look out for other cues. What date and time is the wedding slated for? Is it a summer, spring or winter wedding? The time of the wedding such as morning, afternoon or evening also needs to be taken into account. As a general rule of thumb, summer and spring weddings are less of a formal affair while winter and fall weddings are much formal. Same can be said about evening weddings, which have an air of formality about them. On the other hand, morning or afternoon weddings are more relaxed and do not demand a strict dress code. Also read cute dresses to wear to a wedding.
- What to Wear to a Wedding for Men: Your Fashion Guide
Now that you are well acquainted with the basics of wedding dressing, the rest should be easy. Given below are some permutations and combinations of men’s clothing and wedding seasons that should help you out.
Summer/Spring, Day: As mentioned above, you can dress up less formally for these weddings. Wear linen or twill suits in lighter colors such as beige, cream etc. A tie isn’t a necessity at day time summer weddings. You can also wear a blazer in a light color or throw a jacket over a dark dress shirt.
Summer/Spring, Evening: Although, you can still stick to linen or twill suits, switch to darker colors for your suit. Charcoal, navy, gray, black are apt for summer weddings that take place in the evening. If the dress code mentions something like ‘black tie must’, then a tuxedo could be your best bet. For ‘black tie preferred’ or ‘black tie optional’ events, you can go for suits in dark colors.
Fall/Winter, Day: You can wear woolen suits in light or dark colors for daytime winter or fall weddings. Earthy shades also look nice for fall or winter weddings. Team your suit with a tie in bright color for a day wedding.
Fall/Winter, Evening: Dark woolen suits with a tie can be your safe option when the invitation doesn’t say anything about dress code. For ultra formal events go for a full formal evening wedding attire with black jacket with satin or grosgrain lapels, trousers, a bow tie and a cummerbund.
Beach Weddings: Beach weddings allow you to dress up in your most relaxed and casual clothing. However, this does not translate to a pair of jeans and a white T-shirt as beach wedding dress for guests. Instead go for a dress shirt, dress pants and a jacket. One can also wear an open neck shirt and throw a sports jacket while dressing up for a beach wedding.
One good thing about being a man and attending the wedding as a guest is that nobody will really bother to look at you, as there will be many pretty ladies around to watch for! The wedding party also makes for a pretty picture. Hence, you can just relax and enjoy the wedding without drawing too much attention to yourself. Hope this article on what to wear to a wedding for men really helps you out.
By Florentyna K