Women put a lot of thought into their outfits, especially where weddings are concerned. It is the perfect forum for females to outdo each other and an amazing platform for fashion photographers to get some serious shots. Men however, aren’t particularly known for their knack in dressing for the occasion.
Some men imagine that clean jeans and a t-shirt is a proper way of turning up for a wedding. They pat themselves in the back for taking it one notch higher and wearing official slacks. This is the worst possible way to make an appearance to a friend or relative’s big day.
Why should men dress up?
Look at it this way. The wedding definitely means a lot to the couple and the fact that they have asked you to celebrate their union with them means that they value you as a person. Dressing up for the event is a subtle way of showing that you consider them important as well and are willing to put in some effort. Even if you are a mere plus one.
Chances are, you may get to take a couple of photos together. Why would you want to ruin such memories with an alcohol branded hoodie and some faded trousers?
How do you know what to wear?
The first step taken when it comes to dressing for a wedding is consulting the invitation. In case the couple has specified a dress code, go ahead and humor them. It may not be to your liking, but keep in mind that it’s their one day and they should be able to get away with some attainable demands.
In the event that this is missing, a good idea would probably be to ask around. It doesn’t hurt to know what mutual friends and relatives are planning to don. This is especially so for a first me wedding guest. The venue can also be of great help. If it looks or sounds casual, a guest can risk coming under-dressed. The same cannot be said for a ritzy venue.
So what should you wear?
Wedding etiquettes suggest a suit would work fine.
Or perhaps an official blazer paired with a casual look.
A safe color to stick with is the basic black but you are still okay with the navies, the greys. You can break the monotony with a bright colored tie or accessories like cuff-links and pocket squares. Remember that it’s way better to be overdressed than under-dressed.