Post # 1
My fiance and I decided against tuxes since we are having a garden wedding and they seemed too formal. I thought we could just have the guys wear black suits with coordinating ties. But now I hear that black suits are only appropriate for funerals. Is that true? Should I have them wear dark-ish but not totally black suits? My colors are pink and brown, and I definitely do not want brown suits, but would a dark navy or charcoal suit be ok? I’m just confused because I see wedding photos that look like the groom is wearing a black suit, but maybe it’s just really dark and photographing as black. What do all you bees think? Thanks!
Post # 3
i wouldn’t have thought that at all. my fiance and his guys are wearing black suits with pretty ties in our wedding colors.
Post # 4
I don’t think they’re only appropriate for funerals at all! I just always thought they were a little less formal than a tux.
Post # 5
I say wear them anyway. People will always have objections and little tidbits to say. I don’t think theres anything wrong with them, they’re justa a less formal version of a tux 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I never would have even thought of that! I think black suits are perfectly fine!
Post # 7
That’s ridiculous a black suit is CLASSIC!
Go for it!
Post # 8
forget about what people said about the black suit. go with your guts and with what you like =)
Post # 9
Thanks all! I thought it was really weird too, like am I color blind or something because I see all these photos with grooms in black suits! Maybe it’s an older generation thing, because it was really my fiance’s mom who raised the issue first. I just think black suits will go better with everything else than some gray or navy color. Thanks!!!
Post # 10
My FI and his guys will all be wearing black tuxes. I don’t think that black tuxes would be something that is worn at a funeral. I agree with the other posters. Go with what you want, and forget about what other people are saying about it. You know your vision; they don’t.
Post # 11
No way, Black suits all the way! I think black suits look great. all of my firends who are married so far have had the guys in black suits.
Post # 12
We also had a daytime garden wedding & went with black tuxes with a tie in one of our wedding colors. Black suits/tuxes are always a classic!
Post # 13
The guys in my wedding are wearing black suits, white shirts, aqua ties & red bouts.
Post # 14
we’re having our groomsmen wear black suits too, partially because they already own black suits, and if they don’t, they’ll be buying something totally rewearable. totally not just for funerals! men wear black suits alllll the time for work or other fancy occasions
Post # 15
I think we are going with all black suits and red ties….
I dont think its too funeralish..
Post # 16
We picked out the guys tuxes last weekend and they’re black, so I say go for it. Our wedding is pretty light in color and summery too.
I never heard the “no black to a wedding” thing until I saw it on this site. I’ve always worn black cocktail dresses to weddings.