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post #31 of 34
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Originally Posted by Jared
(Assuming this thread has completely departed from specific advice and moved on to theory and metatheory...) Given that the Old Ways are nearly abandoned - as they have been so many times before - can we envisage a future that would at least be preferrable than the current trend of dropping into ones' wedding after a day of work? How about the groom in an all-white lounge suit? There is ancient precedent, as well as contemporary in the US Navy, and US Marines until 2000. It is egalitarian, if nothing else.
At least the groom will be wearing something other than a business lounge suit and the colour will match the bride. A cream coloured white suit in summer in the right context may well work. Maybe in dupioni silk, either DB or SB with peaked lapels and a red carnation for a boutonniere. That said, there is a historical precedent for dressing in a manner closer to historical costume in formal wear, so my personal preference would be to bring back the frock coat for the wedding. I like the groom to have some colour and solidity providing a background to the bride in white.
post #32 of 34
I say if the bride is in a formal gown, the groom should be in formalwear. If the bride looks like she is dressed for an office function, the groom can wear a business suit. If the bride is in a cotton tie-dye dress and sandals, the groom can wear shorts and a linen shirt buttoned down to the navel. etc...etc...
post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels
I say if the bride is in a formal gown, the groom should be in formalwear. If the bride looks like she is dressed for an office function, the groom can wear a business suit. If the bride is in a cotton tie-dye dress and sandals, the groom can wear shorts and a linen shirt buttoned down to the navel. etc...etc...

I agree entirely... no, almost entirely. I would rephrase that: If the groom is in formalwear, the bride should be in a formal gown. If the groom looks like she is dressed for an office function, the bride can wear a business suit. If the groom is in shorts and linen shirt buttoned down to the navel etc etc.

Time we got out of the mentality of thinking we are second fiddle on the Big Day.
post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by Sator
Time we got out of the mentality of thinking we are second fiddle on the Big Day.

I don't think that will catch on, this is the reason that there are hundreds of bridal magazines and maybe every five years or so ONE groom's magazine will appear, only to quickly disappear.
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