Is it ok to wear a tuxedo to an evening wedding?

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  1. knezz

    knezz Senior member

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    Is it ok to wear a tuxedo to an evening wedding as a guest?

    I'm not sure what the wedding party will be wearing but they won't be wearing casual wear.
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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    funny this comes up. I have an evening wedding to attend in a couple of months, myself.

    And - the answer is no.

    Unless the invitation specifically specifies black tie for the guests, black tie is for participants only: groom, groomsmen, fathers of bride and groom, ushers.

    Wear a dark suit and a wedding tie and you'll be fine.
     


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    funny this comes up. I have an evening wedding to attend in a couple of months, myself.

    And - the answer is no.

    Unless the invitation specifically specifies black tie for the guests, black tie is for participants only: groom, groomsmen, fathers of bride and groom, ushers.

    Wear a dark suit and a wedding tie and you'll be fine.


    Agree. It's not your day, and you are not in the wedding party, so you don't want to stand out too much by wearing a tux.
     


  4. knezz

    knezz Senior member

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    Thank you.

    You both answered as I would have.

    Someone mentioned that it would show respect in one taking time out to dress. My thoughts are "it's about the couple getting married".
     


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    Joffrey Senior member

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    To beat a dead horse: unless they say it's black tie don't wear it. You don't want to be the one asshole in a money suit.
     


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    Yes but make sure it is a tux and not a morning coat or anything like that.
     


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    Yes, as long as the tie is not a clip-on and you bring a woman in a black dress.
     


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    Yes, as long as you're not the only one. I used to think it was silly to out dress the groom, but in reality, you really don't want to do that.
     


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    To beat a dead horse: unless they say it's black tie don't wear it. You don't want to be the one asshole in a money suit.

    [​IMG]

    If anyone shows up looking like this, I sincerely hope he's the only one.
     


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    [​IMG]

    If anyone shows up looking like this, I sincerely hope he's the only one.


    +1, because how embarassing would it be if there were two of you wearing the same thing?
     


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    Maybe it is not very good
     


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    Is it ok to wear a tuxedo to an evening wedding as a guest?

    I'm not sure what the wedding party will be wearing but they won't be wearing casual wear.


    I think it is OK so long as it is in an "upscale venue" where all the guests will be in suits (minimum).
     


  13. O'Higgins

    O'Higgins Well-Known Member

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    No. As others have said, it isn't your day.
     


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    If the invitation said something along the lines of "black tie invited", then jump in. Otherwise, what everyone else said.
     


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    MrDaniels Senior member

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    No. As others have said, it isn't your day.


    And you will also have the risk of being confused for a waiter.
     


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