If you thought dressing up for weddings is only meant for ladies, you are wrong! Today's men have become very metrosexual about everything in their life, and weddings have become a great occasion for them to suit-up. So, let us take a look at wedding attire ideas for guests as well as the groom, based on wedding themes.
A casual wedding theme is sure to confuse men in deciding what to wear―a casual look or a wedding look! If the wedding is based on a casual theme, you have a number of options to wear.
Casual men's wedding attire can be characterized as a more relaxed, more laid-back kind of semi-formal dressing. A casual wedding obviously mans less formalities. It cannot get more obvious that a black tie is a big NO-NO. But that does not mean that wearing a t-shirt is appropriate! If you have to attend a casual wedding as a guest, consider wearing a light-colored short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirt with a button down pattern. If you are young enough to wear bright colors and can carry them well, you can consider wearing a bright-colored polo shirt.
You will not have a choice of wearing jeans, unless the couple say so. Casual weddings can either be on a beach, in a park, or in an indoor/outdoor event center. Try a couple of earthy-colored khakis or light-colored cotton pants for a simpler, lighter, and relaxed look. If you are comfortable enough, you could consider wearing a pair of navy dress shorts and team it up with a light-colored shirt and a casual tie with a loose fitting knot to have a cool and casual look.
Are you wearing the right kind of shoes? This is a million dollar question for a casual wedding. Often, men team up casual outfits with formal shoes. Guys, you don't wanna look like you are dressed up for just another day in office, do you? Ditch those black leather shoes for a casual wedding. No, you cannot wear canvas or tennis shoes either. If the wedding is an indoor event, a pair of casual suede shoes is a great idea.
Ditch the dress ties and bow ties and even your favorite cummerbunds! They are too formal. Instead, wear your favorite watch from a luxury brand or a bracelet. A casual, printed silk scarf around your neck that complements your shirt color perfectly will do wonders if you are trying to score some female attention!
If you are the groom, let me first congratulate you! A groom should look less casual than the guests, which means you can team up a casual long-sleeve shirt with a tie and a casual jacket. Light pinks, light greens, and light blues will work great. Nonetheless, colors like mauve, olive and beige―if you belong to the group of men who can distinguish these shades from their original colors―are good options. Consider wearing light-colored formal pants and team them up with casual leather shoes. You can wear a designer scarf around your neck or a tie to distinguish you apart from the groomsmen. Do not forget to follow a common theme with your bride. Your outfit should complement with the bride's wedding attire.
Beach weddings are one of the most romantic and memorable wedding ceremonies, and so there are chances of bridesmaids watching someone for themselves! So choose wisely and dress up well.
Linen and cotton short-sleeved shirts are the best men's attire for a beach wedding. Wear cool colors like light blues, white, green, and beige. A full-sleeved dark-colored shirt with cuffs is too hot for a sun-kissed beach wedding. So make sure you opt for light-colored, cool fabrics like linen, cotton, and seersucker. Linen shirts from 'Tommy Bahama' will be sexy options to choose from. Female attention guaranteed!
Choosing the right kind of pants for a beach wedding is a really tough job, I agree. And yes, you can wear shorts for a beach wedding provided they are presentable enough. That does not mean you can wear any printed pair of shorts! You can also consider wearing navy dress shorts teamed up with a linen shirt. Striking a right balance is what I mean to say here. Khakis too, make a great style statement as a beach wedding attire. Wear comfortable clothes - it will show off on your body and girls love men who are comfortable in their own skin!
Your leather shoes are obviously not meant to be worn on a beach. So what if it's a wedding? Ditch them right away and wear your flip-flops or sandals. Wearing beach slippers could be inappropriate. Make sure you clean your feet if you have thought of wearing sandals or flip flops.
The only accessories I would highly recommend are sunblock lotions to avoid any sunburn and a thin leather belt for your shorts or khakis. Avoid anything around your neck.
If you are the groom, let me tell you, you are the luckiest groom to have your wedding on a beach, provided you follow the right kind of clothing style. Whatever you wear, make sure it is beach-friendly. You get to wear shorts, flip-flops, comfortable linen shirts and linen suits! I would strongly insist on wearing a very light-colored (white or tan) 100% linen suit from a good brand. A big 'NO' to any kind of tie or anything around your neck. Make sure you follow the bride's attire. Even your beach wedding attire should complement each other. Leave collar buttons open and flaunt the nape of your neck. After all, you don't want to sweat like in a workout on your D-Day, do you? Use sunscreens and please avoid any chances of a possible sunburn. A pedicure is must for those who opt for flip flops on their feet. White or tan are the perfect colors to look stunningly sexy on your beach wedding. All I want to say is, keep your entire dressing cool and comfortable and you will know what it means when I say you are the luckiest guy to have a wedding on a beach!
Were you looking for a formal wedding? Do not get disappointed. Tuxedos have been and will always be the only answer to what men should wear on a formal wedding. Formal leather shoes, formal dress, ties and bows remain the same too. Although, you can try different formal outfits if the formal wedding party is a themed one.
Have your wedding planned with the help of a wedding planner, and make sure you hire a personal stylist exclusively for your wedding. For those of you who are invited to attend a wedding, I hope this article was useful enough to decide wisely what to wear. So with these ideas, I am just left to say, stay stylish and live it lavish!