Post # 1
Hi Ladies, this is my first post, so hopefully it rolls over well and I get a little input. My fiance and I have been engaged for a little over a month now, and haven’t really gotten much accomplished other than a guest list and some basic ideas for what we have in mind. We have a friend who is re-doing their barn so we are thinking backdoor-ish, small, cozy wedding with immediate friends and family. Pig roast, comfort food, bonfire, backyard games, and of course beverages. Here’s where the predicament comes in.. While I’m open to the idea, the Googled images I’m finding I am finding hideous (Maybe take a look after I tell you) .. He wants to wear the groomsman and him to wear shorsts. #1 – I feel this obligates me to find a short dress (which I’m not necessarily opposed to) but if I find a long dress I don’t want it to look too “made up” if he’s in shorts. #2 – How do I make it look not frumpy? Give me ideas… shoes, shirts, vest? without looking like he just went to the thrift store? Initially in my head I’ve always thought about pants with rolled up sleeves and a vest – No jacket. He doesn’t seem to like the idea. Trying to meet in the middle, somehow..
Post # 2
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
I’m sorry, but I personally don’t see how shorts can look anything but super casual and as you say…frumpy. I agree that trouser pants cuffed up at the ankle-like a more hipster style, seems a nice in between. That can be worn without a vest, but can still be paired with suspenders which is a tad more formal looking but might be comfortable enough for him.
Post # 3
No shorts… No no no shorts. No one wants to look at your grooms and groomsmen hairy legs and socks. You must convince him of this.
Post # 4
It’s a very casual look, best suited for the beach. He may think it’s fine now, but I would ask him to dress up a bit more so you have both memories and pictures that you both like years from now, when hopefully his taste has matured a bit.
To be fair, it has been done
ps make sure he doesn’t wear suspenders and a belt. It’s one or the other. The purpose of both is to hold up the pants or shorts. You never wear both at the same time.
Post # 5
Sorry, but I would definitely have to say no to the shorts. I just don’t like the idea of it.
Post # 6
NO. Maybe give him the option of changing after photos?
Post # 7
No shorts!!! He can wear shorts any other day, but he should dress up more for his wedding. He can be more low key with pants.