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Fall/Winter Wedding Guest Attire (Toronto)

mrturtle

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Hello everyone,

I need some help with my wedding guest attire for this Saturday.

I'm attending a Saturday 2PM wedding at a small church for a mid-20s couple. The 5 or 6PM reception is at a Chinese restaurant/banquet hall.

I think it's my girl friend's high school friend(s) that is getting married, and I'm just going so I can keep her company. I've been told that the reception will be more or less the younger crowd, but I still think I should definitely wear a dark suit.

Sadly, the only contender is the 2B mid gray suit that is quite tight on me. My question is, will I look out of place wearing a light colored suit? It's almost winter up here in Toronto... I was also thinking a little less formal look with black dress pants and dark brown cotton jacket since the wedding is at 2pm, but then I think that's too casual.

SO.... if I have to get something for the occasion, what choices do I have to pick up something dencent by Saturday morning, assuming I go in Monday lunch time to get measured? I'm willing to spend 600~700, but the real challenge is getting it done on time because I don't like off-the-rack too much.

If I do get off-the-rack, what colors are safe? Navy, charchoal, and dark brown?

EDIT: I don't know if this matters but I'm 31 and I don't know anyone at the wedding includig the bride and groom.
 

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Navy or charcoal are safe bets for suit colours, good also for job interviews, the office (if you have to wear a suit),court dates, your wedding etc.
 

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Thanks. If I only have 5 days, is my only choice getting it off-the-rack?
 

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