With the end of the year fast approaching, and spring settling in nicely, it’s the time of year where weddings seem to be on every few weeks on the social calendar! It seems long gone are the days where a formal dress code are the norm. The past few years have paved for out of the box weddings that are far from the traditional, so it can be a bit confusing as to what to wear!
Weddings gardens have become increasingly popular over the years, as they are the perfect location for both the ceremony and reception. At a garden wedding, you’re most likely going to be out and about in the sun for most of the day, so your best bet is to wear a light coloured suit made from a breathable material such as linen, or cotton. To top it off, mix in a floral printed tie to pull together the perfect garden wedding suit.
Similar to garden weddings, country imply that there is a less dressy dress code than that of a black tie wedding. Wear a suit of your choosing, that isn’t black to blend in with the rustic feel of the wedding. You don’t necessarily have to wear suit pants either, depending on the dress code you may get away with wearing a pair of chinos. Ties are optional at country weddings. Complete your look with your R.M.William boots or boots.
With the cost of weddings rising, it should come as no shock that more couples are choosing to get married at the beach, or even a beach in an exotic location such as Bali. Depending on the dress code of the wedding you may be able to get away with dressy shorts for a beach wedding, and a blazer over a button up. If the dress code is slightly more formal e.g. dressy casual, swap out the shorts for a pair of chinos
“Formal Attire” Wedding
Out of all these weddings, you are most likely to have been invited to wedding with a dress code of “formal attire”. When it comes to formal attire, it’s hard to go wrong. If you own a tuxedo, you can choose wear it to this type of wedding, or a formal dark suit will work as well. Formal attire weddings are not the place to experiment with wild patterned shirts, stick to a white shirt with a tie that matches your suit.
Black Tie Wedding
One of the most formal dress codes, black tie weddings will have you looking your most daper self. To keep inline with this sophisticated and polished dress code, invest in a well-tailored suit that keeps lines slim and minimal. Ensure that your trousers are the perfect length, and do not hang too low or too high on your shoes. Make sure to add a bow tie to finish off the look, and polish your shoes just before leaving the house.