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Black tie optional and the waiter problem

post #1 of 11
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So I have a wedding coming up that is "black tie optional". While I would love to wear my tux, I'm worried about looking like one of the waiters at the reception, who I am sure will be wearing a polyester dinner jacket and clip on bow tie. 

 

Any suggestions on how to deal with this? Again, I would like to wear my dinner jacket if possible.

post #2 of 11
Wear the tux
post #3 of 11

Wear the tux, and look good. With a real bowtie, naturally.

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by AX2007 View Post
 

So I have a wedding coming up that is "black tie optional". While I would love to wear my tux, I'm worried about looking like one of the waiters at the reception, who I am sure will be wearing a polyester dinner jacket and clip on bow tie. 

 

Any suggestions on how to deal with this? Again, I would like to wear my dinner jacket if possible.

Although a polyester tuxedo and a clip-on bow is very, very far from what I personally wear, this exchange from 30 Rock pretty much sums up when it's a good idea to wear a tuxedo:


Liz Lemon: Why are you wearing a tux?
Jack: It's after 6 o'clock Lemon. What am I, a farmer?

post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by lwmarti View Post
 

Although a polyester tuxedo and a clip-on bow is very, very far from what I personally wear, this exchange from 30 Rock pretty much sums up when it's a good idea to wear a tuxedo:


Liz Lemon: Why are you wearing a tux?
Jack: It's after 6 o'clock Lemon. What am I, a farmer?

 

 

One of my favorite quotes of all time, from one of my favorite episodes of 30 Rock.

 

(FYI, polyester is far from what I wear as well. I was referring to the waiters)

post #6 of 11
Wear your tuxedo. Don't walk around with a serving tray or taking drink orders. You should be okay.
post #7 of 11
Wear your tux. Dance with gorgeous ladies to ensure you're not mistaken for staff.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Wear your tux. Dance with gorgeous ladies to ensure you're not mistaken for staff.

This. Wear it well, act like a gentleman, and don't serve food, or take orders.
post #9 of 11
Wear a suit, it is a wedding
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Wear your tux. Dance with gorgeous ladies to ensure you're not mistaken for staff.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post


This. Wear it well, act like a gentleman, and don't serve food, or take orders.

 

 

 

I'll try not to serve food or take drink orders.

 

Thank you for all the wonderful advice, gentlemen.

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Wear a suit, it is a wedding

For which the invitation indicates black tie optional, making a tuxedo most appropriate, if you own one.
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