Post # 1
I’ve been noticing an “interesting” trend in some of my friends’ weddings. The bride wears a beautiful, formal floor length wedding gown while the groom wears kahki pants and, in one case a polo shirt and in another case a button down long sleeve without a tie. My husband gets more dressed up as a guest at weddings we are invited to! This just looks so odd to me – the bride looks like a princess while the groom looks like, well, just about anyone! I can understand if the whole wedding is casual but when the bride is in a formal gown, seeing a casual groom throws me off! I’d love to hear thoughts on this! Is anyone a fan of this? If so, why? Does anyone else find this unusual?
Post # 3
I think a lot of brides don’t really take into consideration how their dress fits in with the rest of their theme. I think they see one they love and go with it.
Post # 4
My husband wore a suit with no tie and I wore a formal lace gown. We had a very laid-back wedding (in July in NC. . . . so it was very hot!) and my thought was that if I got to wear what I wanted to wear on my wedding day then he should get to wear whatever made him happy on his wedding day as well. For him, that meant not having to wear a tie in 90 degree heat. Now I look back at the pictures of us together and he looks so handsome and stylish that I think all men should go without ties!
Post # 5
@namarie: I don’t consider a suit with no tie to be casual! It’s more of the kahki pants with random casual shirt that bothers me. I’m glad that you liked how he looked when you saw him! That’s the important part!
Post # 6
Personally – I think it looks silly. Now I’m not saying the groom has to be in a tux or anything but for a wedding a certain level of formality should be expected, especially when the bride is in a very formal gown. It’s sad and slightly embarressing when your guests out-dress you, IMO.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Eh, I don’t care. I think that everyone should be able to wear whatever they want to their wedding.