What to wear to a wedding

  • buymeasoda

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    May 28, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
    A buddy of mine is getting married in 3 weeks and I'm unsure what to wear. It's going to be warm like 30 C. We are not really close just filling in his numbers I think. Any advise ?
  • Destinharbor

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    May 28, 2015 9:33 PM GMT
    Usually the invitation indicates the level of formality. It could be anything from black tie to a blazer.
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    May 28, 2015 9:37 PM GMT
    Hopefully it's a nude wedding. Then the only thing you have to wear is a smile.
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    May 28, 2015 9:39 PM GMT
    I agree that it depends on how formal the event is, but if there is not indication of that, you can go with a nice pair of basic slacks, a button down shirt and perhaps a vest (this is a decent alternative blazer in some situations, IMO). This is neat and pulled together, but still comfortable.
  • Svnw688

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    May 28, 2015 9:44 PM GMT
    (1). If it's black tie, which is VERY RARE, then you must wear a tuxedo.

    (2). If it is not black tie, and it is probably NOT, then your wearing a tuxedo is not appropriate. Typically only the groom's party and the groom wear a tux. Do not wear a tux unless it says "black tie."

    (3). Typically you can wear a suit. If it's too hot, or if it's outside, then you can get away with dress pants and a blazer. I personally wouldn't, but if you really wanted to go lax, then you could wear dress pants and a dress shirt without a jacket/blazer. Do NOT under any circumstances wear jeans or khakis. This is not casual Friday at work. Dress like you would for a nice church service. You should probably be wearing a tie.

    Enjoy!
  • Webster666

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    May 28, 2015 11:45 PM GMT
    Contact your "buddy," and ask him what you should wear.
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    May 28, 2015 11:48 PM GMT
    buymeasoda saidA buddy of mine is getting married in 3 weeks and I'm unsure what to wear. It's going to be warm like 30 C. We are not really close just filling in his numbers I think. Any advise ?


    white speedo and a pair of white converse shoes!
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    May 28, 2015 11:51 PM GMT
    When we're invited to weddings, we have to know where it is going to take place. The invitation should give you all the information. For instance, is it a church wedding in a beautiful setting, or a little church - very casual where nobody will be dressing up much? If it is in a good looking church, then you want a coat, tie, or even a suit. Winter or summer (hot or cold) makes a difference too.

    If this is a garden wedding, or outside somewhere, you may get by with slacks and a dress shirt. But you have to find out where it is, and what kind of reception there will be afterward. Something casual in a park or back yard? Or something nicer at a country club? Ask the groom - "How are we dressing?"

    You don't want to show up looking too casual, and feel uncomfortable. But you don't want to be the only guy there all suited up either. Ask the groom.
  • buymeasoda

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    May 29, 2015 7:02 PM GMT
    good advise i think i am going to opt for the dress shirt tie and slacks. i have some really nice shoes too .. i think it will be too hot for a blazer and im on a tight budget
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    May 29, 2015 8:41 PM GMT
    Linen suits for summer weddings if it's going to be hot. Just be careful not to crease the shit out of them or you'll look sloppy.

    http://www.rw-co.com/Preston-linen-blend-suiting-vest/736602,default,pd.html?dwvar_736602_color=Oatmeal&start=27

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    May 30, 2015 6:24 AM GMT
    A suit.
  • Antarktis

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    May 30, 2015 8:56 PM GMT
    buymeasoda saidA buddy of mine is getting married in 3 weeks and I'm unsure what to wear. It's going to be warm like 30 C. We are not really close just filling in his numbers I think. Any advise ?


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    May 30, 2015 9:21 PM GMT
    Just don't wear a white lacy gown cos then you'll deflect attention from the bride and everyone will hate you.
  • Import

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    May 30, 2015 10:34 PM GMT
    on the safe side a shirt and tie with slacks should be fine. I imagine being that's it's gonna be hot out the wedding will be inside? In air conditioning?

    Weddinsg are generally shirt and tie affairs. unless the ppl getting married say otherwise.
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    May 30, 2015 10:41 PM GMT
    If the suit is really good looking on you, you might can go without a tie if the shirt is real sharp. A jacket is nicer than a tie any day. Wear both if you have it.

    OK,, just noticed that you have a suit and tie in your profile.
    Looks like you're all set!
  • Timbales

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    May 31, 2015 12:19 AM GMT
    buymeasoda saidgood advise i think i am going to opt for the dress shirt tie and slacks. i have some really nice shoes too .. i think it will be too hot for a blazer and im on a tight budget


    I'd go for a fabric that is treated to be wrinkle free and will breathe.
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    May 31, 2015 4:08 PM GMT
    Let the climate be your guide. I'd go for a light suit.

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  • Apparition

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    May 31, 2015 9:05 PM GMT
    wear something asian, it can be almost non-existant, you can freeball, and there is never a tie.

    It has the bonus of nobody knowing if it is "super formal" or "you wore pajamas to the event".

    This is my "goto" outfit for "screw wearing a tie..." events.
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    If I am feeling a little more formal, I go with a version of THIS, because at 30C "I'M WEARING SHORTS".

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    May 31, 2015 10:47 PM GMT
    Suits and Ties like that Justin Timberlake Song. Last wedding I went to, the groom rented a Tuxedo for me. I was one of the Groomsman, best-man. So yeah, cute trendy suits/ties will do the trick.
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    May 31, 2015 10:55 PM GMT
    come on
    how often do you get to wear the kilt with the puffy shirt??
    Reminds me--need new argyle knee highs.
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    May 31, 2015 10:59 PM GMT
    Seriously? You didn't get an invitation, that spelled out the dress code? Anarchy and insanity are taking over this country...

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    Jun 01, 2015 12:22 AM GMT
    The invitation should always have the dress code. If not, ask the couple.

    Personally, I wear a suit at every wedding. Tux only if I'm in the wedding party. Keep it classy.
  • LJay

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    Jun 01, 2015 2:16 AM GMT
    The trouble with asking the groom is that a lot of guys hate the whole wedding thing and may tell you to wear anything you want. Go for a basic suit and tie. You could even rent one if you liked. It is sort of frustrating that weddings often demand a lot of formal social behavior from people who do not normally follow those rules.
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    Jun 01, 2015 2:55 PM GMT
    Unless specified otherwise you can never go wrong in a suit and tie or sport coat and tie. If you aren't going to wear a tie forget the jacket; you will just look like you forgot to finish dressing or you're trying to revive the Miami Vice look.
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    Jun 01, 2015 3:25 PM GMT
    buymeasoda saidgood advise i think i am going to opt for the dress shirt tie and slacks. i have some really nice shoes too .. i think it will be too hot for a blazer and im on a tight budget

    The usual protocol is to ask the Best Man, if you know how to contact him. The reference to heat makes me wonder if it's outdoors. If so, take a blazer/sport jacket along if you have one, leave it in the car if it is indeed that warm. But Ontario can also turn cool.