Originally Posted by Krawczak
As for the future utility of white tie, believe it or not, I will have call for it again.
That's great. I guess I am asking elliptically whether your wedding is during the day or evening.
If day, you should get morning dress or a morning suit, if you must go such a formal route. This is common in European and Japanese weddings, but rather uncommon in weddings elsewhere, particularly in America.
If evening, it's been somewhat traditional in America to wear black tie if not wearing a suit, so much so that it has creeped into commonplace in day weddings. Europeans often scoff at this, but their perspective comes from local practices that often prohibited evening weddings, which was seldom the case in America.
Wearing full evening dress (white tie) in the day seems particularly odd to me. Wearing white tie for an evening wedding also seems a bit odd, although more tolerable I guess.
The fun and elegance of mens clothes exceeding the lounge suit in formality at events depends on the whole party of men...guests included...dressing in a similar way, in my opinion. Otherwise, it is a bit of a circus act.
Any way, best wishes.