Beach wedding brides: Did your groosmen wear suits and ties?

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

If you would like the GM to wear suits, Men’s Warehouse has Calvin Klein Linen Suits and I’m sure Joseph A. Bank has something too. They would still be in suits, but it would be lighter material.

Personally, I put the guys in long button down shirts, ties and linen pants. The girls are wearing short, silk chiffon dresses and I am wearing a long, lace Casablanca gown.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yeah, your wedding sounds more formal. I would still do suits, though linen is a good idea.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are having a beach wedding in Belize and I am wearing the same dress as you!  We aren’t having BMs/GMs but FI will be wearing a tan suit.  If I were you, I’d put them all in suits since your dress is more formal and the girls will look formal as well.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I got married on Crete last summer – it was 38 degrees. My husband wore a grey suit (beware of linen and cotton – both wrinkle quickly) You can get a summer wool suit that breathes. Our groomsmen wore grey pants, black belt, white dress shirt and matching tie. It looked really smart. We also gave the tie to my father in the law as a gift – he loved it.

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

All of the men in our wedding wore tan suits.  We got married in October in Florida.  We ended up getting them on sale at JCPenney’s.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We got his at Bananna Republic and for the guys Mexx.

We looked at suits in the US at Macys, Men’s wearhouse and Nordstorms. In canada, we looked at The Bay and Sears. All had them april ish. They usually go on sale in July.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have posted this before but still live showing my pictures lol. We had suits in Punta Cana I loved how it turned out!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I got married in a neighbouring country (to Thailand) and it was hot but the groomsmen wore suits (honestly, I didn’t ask them to- my mother did without letting me know!). Turned out to be the right thing because they looked so much better. After the ceremony, they took off their jackets which helped but I will warn you- it can be really humid over there. It’s possible to sweat with just a bikini haha

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, I did;)

Europeans love the heat so they were mostly alright (I mean, they bake in the midday sun whilst locals actively avoid the sun and lounge about in air-conditioned rooms). It didn’t help that my ceremony and reception were outdoors. It’s usually pretty breezy on the beach in the evenings but the evening I got married, it was horribly stuffy and humid (36 degrees, humid and no wind) so we eventually got the resort to prepare some fans (which definitely helped. those things were powerful!)

I can think of 2 ways the heat affected the event:

i) it was so hot that dancing was like an aerobics class so we didn’t dance much (which is fine because my husband and I don’t like dancing at weddings anyway)

ii) I was dying in my dress in the evening (incidently, quite similiar to yours- a lace mermaid). Basically, was sweating like a pig. I actually did have a short reception dress which might’ve helped but I didn’t want to change because I couldn’t bear to leave…

Don’t get me wrong, we had a great time and have zero regrets but as you are a bride to be, it’s nice to know what you should arrange (reception in an air conditioned room or if it’s outside, air mist fans or something).

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@WYAtocha:  My fiance will be wearing a beige linen suit with a white shirt and no tie. The groomsmen will be wearing just white shirts and beige pants

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