Here we have collected all information for men on what to wear to a wedding if you are a wedding guest. You will find great tips on how to dress for a wedding including examples of party attire for wedding guests. We also provide links for fashion advise for specific wedding themes.
The first thing you should know, before choosing your outfit, is the dress code for the wedding guests. Often the dress code is specified in the wedding invitation. If this information is not specified in the wedding invitation, looking at the wedding venue might help. A wedding that is located in a ballroom, already tells you that the attire is probably more formal than for most outdoor weddings. If you’re still doubting, feel free to ask the bride and groom or other invitees what kind of attire is appropriate.
Normally the best party attire for a wedding is a tuxedo or a dark suit. Depending on the dress code you can change your party attire to make it more or less formal.
For a formal wedding a tuxedo is the best attire to wear. To see how you should wear a tuxedo, check out “Black tie dress code”. Nowadays a dark suit is also acceptable for a formal wedding.
If the wedding is less formal, still make sure you wear a suit. You don’t want to come to casual to an average wedding, unless a casual dress code is required. The suit doesn't have to be black but still go for a darker color, unless the wedding takes place in a garden or on the beach, than you can also go for a lighter color. You can make your outfit less formal by omitting the tie or by taking off the jacket during the party.
For casual and most outdoor weddings it is acceptable to wear a sport coat instead of a suit. Often it is also more acceptable to break with the tradition of wearing dark colored attire. Lighter materials, like cream or khaki colored cotton pants, can also be worn. But keep in mind, even for a casual wedding being too casual is not done! On a wedding it is always better to be overdressed than under dressed. This means that we never want to see jeans or sneakers at a wedding. Instead, combine your pants with matching leather dress shoes and you’re ready to go.
To complete your attire there are some tips that can finish off your outfit.
We help you decide on what to wear to a wedding for the most common wedding themes. If you click on the link of the sort of wedding you're attending you will find all advise you need about your wedding party guest attire!
Click here for more information if your having a dress code for a wedding.
Click here for more information on what to wear to a beach wedding.
Click here for more information on what to wear to a spring wedding.
Click here for more information on what to wear to a fall wedding.
Click here for more information on what to wear to a winter wedding.