Wedding Attire (as a guest)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by khaller, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. khaller

    khaller Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm attending a childhood friend's wedding this weekend and would like your opinion(s) on what to wear to both the wedding and the reception (two hours separates them). I have with me khakis, black pleated pants, and grey pleated pants. I also have a solid black suit and a grey plaid sportscoat and several ties of various colors. My closet also has several solid white dress shirts, jeans, and various polos. Unfortunately, I cannot post pics. It's very important that I don't over/under dress. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm attending a childhood friend's wedding this weekend and would like your opinion(s) on what to wear to both the wedding and the reception (two hours separates them). I have with me khakis, black pleated pants, and grey pleated pants. I also have a solid black suit and a grey plaid sportscoat and several ties of various colors. My closet also has several solid white dress shirts, jeans, and various polos. Unfortunately, I cannot post pics. It's very important that I don't over/under dress. Thanks for your help!


    it sounds to me like you have nothing to wear. in your case i would bust out the black suit and white shirt. make sure you wear a bright tie so as not to look like you're at a funeral. add a bright pocket square if you have one.
     
  3. CoryB

    CoryB Senior member

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    Where is the wedding and reception being held?
     
  4. dirk diggler

    dirk diggler Senior member

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    go naked. LOL !

    seriously - wear black suit with pronounced tie and pocket square
     
  5. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    given the choices mentioned, i'd go for the black suit.

    but if you have some money to burn, i'd advise you getting a nice charcoal grey suit- you'll never know when you'll need it next.
     
  6. Quirk

    Quirk Senior member

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    Go with the black suit and ANYTHING BUT WHITE for the shirt. Well, white's ok if it's absolutely all you have, but try to avoid it if at all possible.
     
  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Given those options, wear the suit.
     
  8. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    yea dont let the SF stigma of the dreaded black suit prevent you from wearing it. But as others have said, don't wear a white shirt or guests might be asking you for a refill on drinks during the reception. The suggestion of a tastefully bright tie and pocket square is a great one.
     

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