Wedding season is already here of a while but I did not have the time to do a proper wedding inspiration post due all my travels. Well I shouldn’t complain but I wish I were more organized so I could have done it some months ago, when the wedding season actually started. On the other hand, we still have several more months to go before the traditional wedding season is over. If you haven’t attended one yet or you have one waiting soon this article might be useful for some outfit inspiration.
Of course everything starts with what is written on the invitation?
If the couple requires everyone in black tie, you come in black tie (tuxedo), it’s easy as that. if there’s no required dress code on the invitation, you better ask the couple what they like you to wear. Important for a wedding is you want to look stylish and sophisticated, but you don’t want to distract the attention away from the bride or groom. For example, even when the dress code says “casual dressed” for guys this simply means no ties. Not that they want you to come on your sneakers. Just like the fact you never wear white, shorts, flip-flops, short-sleeved shirts or distressed clothes.
Let’s talk about what I was wearing on the wedding of our friends, whom chose for the dress code “suit up”, so basically a formal Wedding. Most guys are kind of stressed when they see ‘Formal Wedding’ on the invitation. But guys, this is almost the standard for every wedding, ‘Formal Wedding’ means everyone in suit, a tuxedo is not required but the event is still formal enough for one to be appropriate. Black tie events requiring a tuxedo are quite rare; mostly you will get this dress code for a very chic wedding or film festival. Fun fact, did you know there is even of level higher in formality? It is called white tie, it requires men dressing in tailcoats but I’m sure we’ll never have to wear this, unless you’re a royal. 😉
Back to my regular formal wedding, so I went for a light beige suit with a subtle checkered pattern. I doubted between light blue, beige and light green. In the end I went for beige because light blue was a bit too mainstream in my opinion and light green might have been a bit too special. The fit of the suit was very classical with normal sized lapels; the vest and trousers were tailored to have it nicely fitting my body. Below this post you can buy the suit via the link or by clicking here. I’ve also put some similar styles and colors that are very trending this summer.
One note for my female readers, when attending a formal wedding, don’t feel pushed to buy a new formal long dress, an elegant cocktail dress with a statement accessory can work just as fine as a floor-length gown.
Shades by Ray-Ban – Tie by Bows-N-Ties
Watch by Calvin Klein
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