Post # 1
Most of you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to dressing the male half of the wedding party. Please stop. A wedding is one of the few times when the traditional rules are still relevant.
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Post # 3
Great article! I hate matchy matchy.. on men OR women!
Post # 4
@Professor6pack: I understand what you are saying about people not wearing tuxedos during the day
” I say: stop. Don’t. Your fiancee does not know the answer, though she may think she does. If she does think she does, your situation is even worse. Dress yourself. LIKE A MAN.”
But, really? How much more offensive can this article get?
We are hear to offer ADVICE not bullying.
Post # 5
Seriously, don’t wear a tuxedo during the day. You’ll look like a tool.”
Pretty sure the author of this article is the tool. It may not be “proper” to wear a tux during the day, but if a man wants to wear a tux to his wedding he damn well better wear it. Regardless of the time of day.
That is all. 🙂
Post # 7
Is this rule back from when there was the rule not to wear diamonds during the day?
Because not every wedding ceremony can be in the evening, and to go less formal in dress than he wants to, for perhaps the most formal occasion of the groom’s life, seems like a huge loss just to adhere to old clothing etiquette rules.
I’m generally old school, but I don’t like this as a hard-and-fast rule. Daytime doesn’t have to be informal. Of course formalwear should match formal everything else, but time of day should not be the overriding factor.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
Haha, thank you! It’s one of the things that drives my FH mental when people get the rules wrong. 🙂
ETA: I thought the article was really funny, and interesting. And my FH says you’re his hero, but very very brave, for posting this on here!
Post # 9
@IzzyBear: Yeah…who cares. Wear what you want…the men too!
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
If my FI wanted to wear a damn super hero cape, I’d let him wear that to the wedding. Seriously? This article is super condescending.
Post # 11
What a douchey post and a douchey article.
Post # 12
Um this article IS OLD from 2010 and who the f cares. If a man wants to wear a tux then let him. Roll eyes…
Post # 13
Petty sure my FI is wearing a tux, and our ceremony starts at 5pm. A tool is the last thing I’ll be thinking when I walk down the aisle.
This is just plain weird.
Post # 14
Okay, the article was funny…and correct. Half of the ladies on here are complaining in some way or another about dressing the men in the wedding, and they’re doing so incorrectly! This is hardly offensive or bullying, it’s a tongue in cheek exploration of etiquette and what is appropriate. I liked it…and I say this as someone who’s getting married on a beach (you don’t see me all butthurt about the comments about flip flops and sarongs, do you?)
Post # 15
We don’t have the cash for more than one suit. The man wants a tux, the man is getting a tux. And if he wants to wear it all day, go for it – I want to wear my formal wedding dress all day!
Rules are made to be broken anyway, right? 🙂
Post # 16
I actually find the rest of the article useful and worthwhile, except for his main point.
“Being the groom at your own wedding ceremony” formality trumps “But it’s daytime” informality.