What Not to Wear to a Wedding For Guys


For men, it is easy to know what you should wear to a wedding – a clean suit and shirt, a tie, some cufflinks and maybe a couple of other simple accessories for men like a lapel pin or a pocket square. The real issue is figuring out what not to wear.

The first easy way to determine this is to study the invitation and check for the dress code. Always oblige to this and wear something suitable. Your level of formality is dependent on this and certain things you will not be able to get away with.

However, there are some overriding rules about what not to wear that are applicable to every single wedding occasion. Keep reading to make sure you don’t fall victim!

Hats

Hats, in general, are a big no-no for formal occasions like a wedding and this is especially true for casual hats like baseball caps and beanies.

Fancier hats like a fedora can sometimes be acceptable, especially if the wedding has a vintage theme or is taking place outside on a very hot day, but if you’re going to be indoors all day then it’s best to leave the hat at home!

Sunglasses

Once again, if the wedding you’re attending is taking place outdoors in the sunshine, then a smart pair of sunglasses are acceptable. No colored rims or patterns! A simple pair of aviators or wayfarers are the best choice to make.

If you’re attending a wedding indoors, or the sun isn’t out, then sunglasses tend to look a little ridiculous and they should be avoided.

Bright colours

Just as women have a rule not to upstage the bride, men should also not try to take any attention away from the groom.

Of course this may seem a little ridiculous, but one way to do this is by not wearing any bright colours or garish patterned clothing or accessories. This is also a good way to stay looking stylish too!

Ill-fitting clothes

It is all well and good having an expensive suit, but it counts for nothing if it doesn’t fit properly. Tailoring is key and it can also mean that you can get away with a slightly cheaper suit, as long as you have had it adjusted to your body.

Be sure to tailor your suit at a time close to the wedding so that you are not left with any nasty surprises when you get dressed in the morning!

Well-fitting trousers are also important, they shouldn’t be overly tight around the backside or crotch area, and they also shouldn’t be too short or too long.

Too Much Jewelry

Some simple accessories are always a nice way to round off your wedding outfit and look well put together. However, over accessorizing is definitely a mistake that should be avoided.

What is meant by this is wearing a stack of bracelets and layering up with multiple necklaces. All of these accessories work best when you have one great piece, instead of trying too much at one time.

Simple jewelry also works best too. Earrings for men can look smart, but steer clear of eye-catching hoops and stick to a simple pair of studs.

Suggested Posts

Wording Wedding Vow Renewal Invitations

Vow Renewal Question: My husband and I are set to renew our wedding vows next August and we want to know how to word the invitations to our vow renewal ceremony. Please please please help!!! Remarriage Expert Answers Wedding vow renewal invitations should basically look like regular wedding invitations. We pulled together some samples vow …

0 185.3k
Share
dating a widower

Dating A Widower: I have been dating a widower for a little over a year now. I’ve known this man for over 20 years. He and his late wife were friends of our family when she was still alive. She died 3 1/2 years ago in a motorcycle accident. He was driving the motorcycle and …

0 185.2k
Share

Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most special and romantic days of your life. However, so many brides that we speak to have told us just how stressful the months in the lead up to the day can get with either arguments and disagreements or simply because you are not spending …

0 184.4k
Share

Full of glamour and luxurious details, this line of wedding gowns has every bridal-wrothy nuance and feature. Take a peek at our favorites from the Sophia Tolli 2015 wedding dress collection!   Topped with a silvery gray and gorgeous crystals, this ball gown is a stunning way to walk down the aisle. Satin highlighted by lace …

0 184.4k
Share

After popping the question, it’s likely that you and yours will have spent months planning and perfecting everything for your big day, from the guest list to the napkins, especially if you are making your second wedding distinctive and special. It can be hard to think of anything past the event, but when you’re making …

0 184.4k
Share

Older brides, sophisticated brides, winter brides and the like may want a gown that makes them feel feminine and beautiful but without a skin-baring design. And that’s where these 10 modest wedding gowns comes into play. Which one is your favorite?       via Pinterest

0 184.6k
Share