Post # 1
My FI saw these pictures, and now is set on wearing a vest-only, with a bow tie. I think it’s fine, our wedding is going to be a backyard ceremony, lots of wildflowers and such. But I was wondering, has anyone else’s FI done the vest-only look? Pros and Cons? Opinions?
Post # 2
We did the vest only look! I loved it honestly. I always think the guys look so uncomfortable in their photos when they have jackets on so I was super pleased :] Here’s a funny non-pro photo of the boys, they look silly!
Post # 3
We did black vests, white shirts & red ties. I loved the look on the guys!! The guys seemed to enjoy it too – most of them said they usually sweat in their suits at weddings so it was nice to just wear a shirt & vest. We wanted a more laid-back feel to our wedding too and I think the vest-only look helped achieve that.
Post # 4
LadyMoriarty: I got mental picture of a groom with just a vest and bow tie! I am sure that’s not what you meant.
If he adds a shirt and pants, it wil be a great look.
Post # 5
Pros: Playful, and casual. Trendy. May make the groom happy. Is not quite as hot as a jacket.
Removes many of the sartorial benefits of wearing a complete suit of clothes, which took many decades to establish, and perfect. (I can elaborate if you want)<br />Is very current, and will look dated in photographs (“Wow aren’t our wedding pictures so teens?” you’ll say later – you may or may not care about this)<br />Is a less mature look – not necessarily younger, but less mature.<br />It has limited usefulness after the fact, if you are purchasing, and don’t also buy the matching jacket.<br /><br />
Some notes on wearing a vest, in the traditional sense. The vest should always completely cover the waistband of the pants (hence their proper name, waistcoats) but not go much farther. Vests are meant to be worn with side-tabs, or suspenders, not belts, as belts produce an unsightly bulge. That is, of course, in the context of wearing the waistcoat as part of a suit. If you’re after the trendy/hipster thing, break rules as you please.
Post # 6
Due to the grooms tux not being in the bag he was the only one in a vest. Originally all the guys were supposed to wear just vests but they had to improvise.
Post # 7
Our groomsmen are wearing vests and my fiance is wearing a vest and sportscoat.
Post # 8
julies1949: LOL!! Oops 🙂 Yes, there will definitely be pants and a shirt.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
LadyMoriarty: I find it very casual, so it depends what you are going for. My man of honour will be in a suit and FI and the rest of the guys will be in morning suits.
Post # 10
Our groomsman/bridesmen are wearing just vests and Fi is wearing a jacket for the ceremony only. We went with these vests because we thought they looked a bit more formal, but will still keep our guys from totally melting in the August heat.
Post # 11
My groom and his groomsmen are doing grey pants, ivory shirt, grey vest..the groomsmen will have turquoise ties and the groom will have ivory. Our wedding is country/rustic and is outside in Oklahoma in June! I wouldn’t ask my soon-to-be hubby to wear a jacket in that heat!
Post # 12
Eckle: That’s very nice, I like it a lot!
Post # 13
Eckle: wow I love that look! My FI would love to wear that.
Post # 14
We are gettin married in a barn so a tux or morning suit would look so out of place! The guys are all wearing what they want! My other half is wearing smart jeans, white cotton shirt, oxblood red 100% wool waistcoat and a dickie bow 🙂 he looks amazing it in and it all really suits him! I say go with what suits the day and suits your man, don’t force to wear a suit if he will be uncomfortable.
Post # 15
I told my partner that he could wear whatever he wanted, including a suit of armor, jeans and a t-shirt, or his birthday suit. He just has to show up.