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Morning suit vs. Tuxedo

post #1 of 21
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I'm thinking of choosing a suit for my wedding. Inititally I thought of a navy business suit but now I suppose a morning suit and tuxedo would be a better option, a dressier one, yet it can hardly be reusabale later as opposed to navy suit.

What are the pros and cons for the morning suit? What are the pros and cons for the tuxedo?
post #2 of 21

A morning suit is for day and a tuxedo is for evening. Personally, I think both are a bit much for a wedding. The classic rule for menswear is: all men in the room should be wearing the same type of clothing. For weddings, that includes the guests.

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A morning suit is for day and a tuxedo is for evening. Personally, I think both are a bit much for a wedding. The classic rule for menswear is: all men in the room should be wearing the same type of clothing. For weddings, that includes the guests.
Do you mean your prefer a business suit, not tux or morning dress?
post #4 of 21
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A morning suit is for day and a tuxedo is for evening. Personally, I think both are a bit much for a wedding. The classic rule for menswear is: all men in the room should be wearing the same type of clothing. For weddings, that includes the guests.

Not unusual at all to get married in a morning suit in England, I am making one up right no for someone (who's English), my wife who's American just couldn't wrap her mind around it. Similarly I think Tuxedos aren't right for weddings, definitely cultural differences.
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A morning suit is for day and a tuxedo is for evening.
Traditionally correct. Although as a practical matter, in the United States, circa 2015, morning suits are rarely seen, and tuxedos are often worn for daytime weddings.
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The classic rule for menswear is: all men in the room should be wearing the same type of clothing.
Which is basically the rationale for including the dress code, on a wedding invitation. For example, specifying "Black Tie" makes it less likely that half the male wedding guests will show up in jeans.
post #6 of 21

Personally I went with a bespoke business suit (blue) with an unusual waistcoat (vest) grey.

I used the term lounge wear on our wedding invite and all worked out well.

post #7 of 21
Evening dress (tuxedo) is for evening functions NOT a wedding. You are probably better with a dark blue or charcoal suit although formal morning dress is by far preferable.
post #8 of 21
A tuxedo is appropriate for a day time wedding, assuming the reception begins in the evening. While tradition provides context that a morning suit is for the day, as long as the event begins in the evening you will be fine. I would focus more on the fit and details of the tuxedo itself, and ensuring the groomsman look appropriately aligned with your outfit and the venue. Congrats and good luck.
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A tuxedo is appropriate for a day time wedding, assuming the reception begins in the evening. While tradition provides context that a morning suit is for the day, as long as the event begins in the evening you will be fine. I would focus more on the fit and details of the tuxedo itself, and ensuring the groomsman look appropriately aligned with your outfit and the venue. Congrats and good luck.

A Tuxedo, or dinner suit, is evening wear. Traditionally this is agreed to begin at 6pm and so a tuxedo at a daytime wedding would be inappropriate. A lounge suit or morning dress would be more appropriate. However, given that "formal wear" listed on an invitation is likely to get people to wear their GOOD jeans these days, the traditional rules are likely academic. Bon chance!

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Do you mean your prefer a business suit, not tux or morning dress?

I prefer all of the gentleman to be wearing the same thing. It drives me crazy when the groom is in a morning suit, the groomsmen are in tuxes, and the guests are in business suits (or less). It may sound a bit snobbish, but I think weddings should be about the best of what you normally wear.

If I wore my tux, I would expect my guests to wear one as well. If I knew the majority of my guest list doesn't have a tux, I would wear a suit.
post #11 of 21
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Do you mean your prefer a business suit, not tux or morning dress?

I prefer all of the gentleman to be wearing the same thing. It drives me crazy when the groom is in a morning suit, the groomsmen are in tuxes, and the guests are in business suits (or less). ...


This would work very well if the groomsmen wore stroller instead of tuxedos. 

post #12 of 21

As per the previous post and the others on here, time and climate would traditionally dictate what formal wear should be worn but first and foremost, its your guys wedding and if you want to break with tradition then thats your choice and only really a consideration if you are wanting Tatler to cover it.

 

As to groom -v- groomsmen -v- guests outfits, the former two certainly should be similarly dressed. It would be nice to see all guests in morning suits but realistically the chances are low in most circles and I dont think the grooms group in monrning suits with the guests in lounge suits is an issue.

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Which is basically the rationale for including the dress code, on a wedding invitation. For example, specifying "Black Tie" makes it less likely that half the male wedding guests will show up in jeans.
Why a groom should care for what guests wear? I don't really care whether they wear tuxedos or jeans.
post #14 of 21
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Personally I went with a bespoke business suit (blue) with an unusual waistcoat (vest) grey.
I used the term lounge wear on our wedding invite and all worked out well.
Say they come in jeans while you wear a suit. I don't see a problem here. smile.gif
post #15 of 21
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Evening dress (tuxedo) is for evening functions NOT a wedding.
Let's say it to Americans. smile.gif
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