my girlfriend is a bridesmaid in a wedding this summer, and i'm friendly with the bride, and she keeps asking for advice on what the guys should wear, and it's so hard not be like "YOUR IDEAS ARE TERRIBLE AHHH"
right now it's gonna be black shirt, black pants, black vest, converses and a teal tie. all from men's wearhouse baby.
A good friend from high school/college is getting married this fall. We've sort of drifted apart in recent years, but not enough to be excluded from everything, so I'm one of the people who gets to help people find their seats! Anyway, he's hung up on this casual attire thing, for both comfort and cost reasons. The current realization of this - and I could be mistaken on some details because I've tried to push out of my mind that I'm gonna have to pay money for this shit - is something like khakis, argyle sweater vest, weird green shirt, and either navy or green Chucks. Out of respect to the unwritten rule that the peon usher doesn't get to make suggestions for the wedding, I didn't point out how this tentative outfit:
1) sounds god awful
2) doesn't sound much more comfortable than tuxedos
3) Is gonna probably end up costing as much or more as tux rentals, since none of us own any of this shit
I guess there's the built-in logic that we'll be paying as much or more for this stuff, but we get to keep it! Not that I have a desire to have any of these items in my possession.
TL;DR I got demoted to usher but still get to pony up groomsman money.