Wedding Attire

I know this is a bit off topic, but wanted to ask anyway.

Have a couple of weddings I will be attending here shortly. Was wondering if a blue/navy or grey/charcoal check sport coat would be suitable.

Thanks in advance.

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Aug 17, 2015 - 3:31pm

Where is the wedding? Generally solid colors will be better.

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Aug 17, 2015 - 3:42pm

It really depends on the venue and generally the crowd/location of the wedding. Generally, I'll wear a suit. In fact, I'll only really wear a suit unless it is explicit not to (like for example I attended a beach wedding). I think for the majority of weddings you'll be best served dressing the same way you would for a night out at a higher end restaurant while erring on the side of being slightly more conservative regarding combinations (colors, ties, etc.).

Long story short, I think you'll be fine with any of those colors.

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Nov 5, 2015 - 7:23am

Wedding Attire? (Originally Posted: 04/30/2015)

So I will be attending a semi-formal wedding on Saturday (no tux required). I have a charcoal suit I am for sure wearing, but I wanted to ask about the combinations of shirt/tie that I should wear.

I believe I should just go conservative and wear my white Brooks Brothers button down with a dark blue tie. Girlfriend is in the wedding and wanted me to wear this non-obnoxious pink tie (more of a Berry color), as it matches her dress, which is obviously the color for the wedding.

Since I am not in the wedding, I feel like it would be pretty douchey for me to wear that tie. Does the WSO community agree?

Also, would a light blue shirt be out of the question? I think I could pair that with a dark red tie to semi-appease the girlfriend, and also semi-not like like a douche.

Nov 5, 2015 - 7:24am

Is this serious right now? Wear whatever the fuck you want to wear. Its a wedding, no one is going to be that concerned that your tie is matching your girlfriends dress or the wedding color theme, and if they are concerned with it then they have their own issues.

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Nov 5, 2015 - 7:25am

You came to a finance website and created an account to ask a fashion question? Seems legit.

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Nov 5, 2015 - 7:27am

It really depend on whether the wedding will be indoors or outdoor. Either way your outfit selections are all wrong.

For an outdoor wedding I would def go for a springy look. You should wear a nice light green suit and the emphasis is on the "light green". Now you might be thinking " I dont know shit about colors".. Well, have no fear, take 200 g of plain yogurt with 40 g of spinach or kale and blend it together-- that is the color you want.

The pant and the shirt arent really that important, just make sure the suit is light green and the emphasis is on the "light green"

LMK if its an indoor wedding, I can help you think of something

Nov 5, 2015 - 7:30am
LeverageMill:

It really depend on whether the wedding will be indoors or outdoor. Either way your outfit selections are all wrong.

For an outdoor wedding I would def go for a springy look. You should wear a nice light green suit and the emphasis is on the "light green". Now you might be thinking " I dont know shit about colors".. Well, have no fear, take 200 g of plain yogurt with 40 g of spinach or kale and blend it together-- that is the color you want.

The pant and the shirt arent really that important, just make sure the suit is light green and the emphasis is on the "light green"

LMK if its an indoor wedding, I can help you think of something

It's an indoor wedding. I don't hate your outdoor suggestion for an outdoor spring venue though.

Nov 5, 2015 - 7:28am

I agree with the ass man.

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Nov 5, 2015 - 7:32am

Horrible troll.. but just in case it isn't, wear a shiny suit like that old puff daddy video

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Nov 5, 2015 - 7:37am

If your GF is in the wedding, then you get to sit at a table with potentially strangers, just get really drunk, and you won't care what you're wearing.. won't care who you're sitting with either!

Aside, just a random thought, if the groomsman are having the same color ties as you would, which I assume they would be close, and charcoal tuxes, then I wouldn't worry about matching since you don't want to be mistaken for one. Agreed with person above saying don't have to match but don't want to look off with pictures. If wearing the same tie, with different color shirt, and suit I wouldn't think matching the tie to your GFs dress is a problem.

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