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Should I wear a Tuxedo if my Groomsmen are wearing navy business suits?

Q.  It's a really bad idea to wear a tux for my wedding and have my groomsmen in navy suits, right?

 

A1. By @MrDaniels:

 

I would say that would be rather incongruous.

 

A2. By @VanVeen:

 

I've seen pictures of it with charcoal suits. It looks weird to me. Most people probably wouldn't notice or care, but it's wrong.

 

A3. By @Leaves:

 

I dunno what the etiquette is in the US, but dressing "above" your guests is considered inappropriate in most parts of Europe. I would guess the same goes over there in North America. If you know a lot of your friends will not have the means to acquire a tux then I'd opt for an "informal dress" dress code.

 

 

 


 

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Comments (1)

It's not a bad idea. Does the bride make all the bride's maids wear white wedding dresses? I wore a tux at my wedding, which wasn't black tie because I wanted to wear something special. There is nothing wrong with being the fanciest dressed at your own wedding. On top of that, no one cares what you do so just do what makes you feel special on YOUR day. Also, the only pictures you're actually going to look at from your wedding over time is the one of you and your wife so no one will be able to see what your groomsmen will be wearing. Go for it if it makes you happy and don't worry about what other people think. I promise no one will care.
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