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"Creative cocktail" - spring wedding

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by makewayhomer, May 1, 2013.

  1. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Distinguished Member

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    any guidelines here? this is for a very wealthy persons wedding at his house. 6pm start, reception right after. it's in June.

    any hints for what is acceptable here? light suit? dark suit with....?

    am up for buying something, but have no idea where to start really.
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    "Creative cocktail" dress code is a host's way of playing a cruel joke on his guests. It has no real meaning, so guests are left to talk to each other to coordinate on a dress code, the common result of which is that the groom's side shows up in suits and ties while the bride's side appears in black pants and stripey open collar shirts.

    If it were me, I'd just wear my standard cocktail attire of a dark suit, white shirt, dark tie. If you wanted to exploit the "creative" license more, a bow tie or a waistcoat could be an option.
     


  3. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Distinguished Member

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    You would probably be fine with either a light or dark suit. It is summer and at 6pm, it will still easily be light out for another 2-3 hours. However, the reception will probably go into the night, so it is hard to fault a dark suit selection either. If you don't know what to wear, stick with classic. White shirt, solid tie, and appropriate shoes.

    Ex. Navy suit, white shirt, burgundy tie, white pocket square, burgundy shoes

    Ex. Tan suit, light blue shirt (gingham if you want to step it up a bit), navy tie, white ps, brown shoes.
     


  4. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Distinguished Member

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    thanks. is something like navy blazer / wool trousers / white shirt / pink tie too informal? or is a suit required here?
     


  5. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Distinguished Member

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    I am certain a well done navy blazer look would be fine in this case.
     


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