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Options for a daytime summer wedding in a church

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DisplacedLemon, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. DisplacedLemon

    DisplacedLemon New Member

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    Hi guys, I'm being recruited into a last minute wedding and I'm at a loss of what I should wear.
    I've only ever been to Fall/Winter weddings and they have always been in the city, so I usually just wear the standard well fitting black suit, white shirt, black/accented tie, colored pocket square and black shoes.
    Since it's a summer wedding, I was thinking lighter color than just black suit and shoes, but my options are a bit limited both by the size of my wardrobe and time.
    Here is what I have:
    Tan, dark navy, and black suit
    Light blue, cream shirt, a ruffled white shirt. (My clean white one is at the cleaner and probably won't make it in time)
    Variety of ties/pocket squares
    Black polished shoes, and a pair of brogued brown shoes.

    I'm pretty annoyed that my white shirt is out, and I'm not sure about the ruffled white shirt with a suit, but perhaps?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
  2. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Sounds like you're in the wedding party, so go conservative. Wear a white shirt. Buy one if you have to, you should own more than one anyway. Navy suit is the most appropriate of those, black should not be your default, the navy should be. For everything. Can't speak to the ties you have, but conservative. Black shoes.
     
  3. DisplacedLemon

    DisplacedLemon New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I should have included this in the post, but I am actually not in the wedding party. I can see why the navy should be the default though. Do you still think the white shirt/conservative tie if I am not in the wedding party? Thanks
     
  4. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    When is the wedding? Your cleaner must be extremely slow to not be able to get your shirt back to you, even if the wedding was this weekend.

    Do not wear the ruffled shirt with the suit. I suggest you buy a new white shirt. You could get away with the light blue one if you don't want to or can't get a new white shirt.

    I'm curious about the ruffled shirt. Is this the kind of shirt you wear with a tuxedo?
     
  5. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    +1.
     
  6. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Oh, wear the tan suit if you're not in the wedding party. I don't know why so many people feel they have to dress for a wedding as if it were a cinematic Mafia funeral! This is supposed to be a cheerful, festive event. Wear your blue shirt and a bright tie--maybe predominantly yellow.

    A ruffled shirt? Has anybody worn one of those even with a tuxedo since 1979?
     
  7. DisplacedLemon

    DisplacedLemon New Member

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    haha, it's less the slowness of my cleaner than the fact that it's being repaired and cleaned at the same time. And you are absolutely right, I should have more of those, I just haven't had the need yet so I haven't bothered.
    I'm fairly short but have enough breadth of shoulder that any shirt I buy absolutely needs to be tailored, and I have to leave for the wedding in two days unfortunately.
    By ruffled, I actually mean't pleated. They are half cm pleats that range out of the center by about 3 or 4 inches. It's a tuxedo shirt. It's far more subtle than a ruffled shirt, my mistaken choice of words there!

    I will most likely take your suggestion of the tan suit, blue shirt and yellow accented tie.
    Thanks guys for the last minute help, I appreciate it!
     
  8. Hiras Fashion

    Hiras Fashion Senior member

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    Such an event is quite short notice so it's best to work with what you already have in your closet. A tan or navy suit are good choices for a daytime church wedding. The black one just reserve that for an evening event.
     
  9. Calder

    Calder Senior member

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    I'd go with the Blue Suit, Black Shoes, Cream shirt and a palette of lighter blues with silver and cream accents on tie and square if possible.
     

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