I’m getting married next year and have just started to consider what I will wear. The good news is that it’s still a year away, so I have time to consider various options. The bad news is that my fiancée has some relatively strong opinions about the matter, which makes things a little trickier. As a result, I was hoping to get a couple of opinions on what my best course of action may be.
I’ve spent some time reading through many of the wedding-related threads on SF, which have reinforced some of my concerns. My first thought was to go with something like a midnight (navy) blue suit and a long tie (with the usual wedding accoutrements). However, my fiancée is of the opinion that the groom and groomsmen should be wearing black. She also pointed out that my groomsmen already have black suits (which is true), so it would simplify things for them. I suggested that they could wear black and I could wear a slightly different colour, but she was lukewarm on that idea. I also asked her what she thought about a black tux, but she is not a fan of bowties, so it would have to be a tux with a long tie (which I understand is probably a no-no).
At the end of the day, if she really wants a black suit, I’m perfectly fine with that. However, it would mean that I either rent something (which I would rather avoid if possible), or buy a black suit (which I would probably get very little use out of going forward). A black tux would be something I wouldn’t mind having in my wardrobe, but I just don’t know if it would work if I wore it without a bowtie. In terms of budget, I’m willing to spend some decent money ($1000-$1500), but only if it’s something that I would actually use post-wedding. If it was something that I would really only wear once, then I would probably want to pay half that at the very most. Any thoughts/ideas?
To provide a little background, the wedding will be taking place in mid-October (of next year), and the ceremony will be at 5:00pm. At that time of year in Toronto, the sun will probably set around 6:30pm.
Thanks in advance, and sorry for yet another wedding thread!