(Closed) Suit with Flip Flops

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you are getting married on a beach, then sure, although nice sandals would prob look better.  If not, umm, prob not, then it would look weird.

Post # 4
46247 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s been done


Post # 6
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@nycbrde2011:  Honestly, I think it would look odd.  Maybe if he skipped the jacket and only wore the vest?  I really cant make it work in my head tho.  I do get why he would want to since it will be rather warm.   I would probably ask him to wait until after the ceremony to wear them.

Post # 7
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I love flip flops but I too disapprove. Chinos and a buttondown with flip flops are fine but if he i going for a formal suit and you a formal dress then he needs to wear real shoes. The seersucker suits above do not look TERRIBLE but they would look better with a boat shoe IMO. Maybe a white linen suit with no tie could work.

Post # 8
6327 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

With a casual linen suit in white/cream/beige, smart flat leather sandals would definitely work.

With a more formal suit, then no, sorry, sandals would not work IMPO.

As you’re getting married in a garden gazebo, I would suggest that unless he’s wearing a casual suit (as above), he wears shoes for the ceremony, and brings fli-flops or sandals for any beach photos.

Post # 10
7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@nycbrde2011:  lol, my Darling Husband wore flip flops, leather ones. it was my idea because i used this pic as inspiration for his attire (and the flip flops he wore were actually nicer than the rattled sandals he wanted to wear!):


(and we got married right on the beach)

Post # 12
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think you should let him wear what he wants, you’re getting the dress you want right? (Not trying to be snarky I just think neither partner should “let” or “not let” the other wear a certain thing)

Post # 13
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

As long as he doesn’t wear a backwards ball cap I’m ok with pretty much anything.

Post # 15
7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@nycbrde2011:  Maybe you guys can compromise on something. My dh wanted to wear shorts for our wedding, and Iwanted him in a suit, especially next to my fancy dress. So we agreed on suit for ceremony and dinner then for the party on the beach after dinner, he changed into his shorts. And he also took off the suit jacket for dinner. I was just happy we had our ceremony and formal pics done in his suit, after that it was no biggie. 

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