Post # 1
Hey everyone I am a guy and I have a quick question. My FI and I were invited to a wedding. The invitation says “dress in summer attire”. I have no idea what this means (for me). A summery suit and tie? Just a casual colorful shirt and tie? Just a short sleeve polo shirt? Thanks for the help!
Post # 3
@documentmqster: Where is the wedding located? Hotel, beach, restaurant? is there anyone you can call to ask? I’m having a beach wedding and we put Resort attire recommended Flip flops encouraged…meaning no suits or ball gowns Or stuffy attire.
ETA: maybe a tommy Bahamas shirt and nice pants…I wouldn’t wear a tie
Post # 4
id say dressy casual: slacks, an elegant shirt, and maybe a blazer or sweater depending on weather. id assume a tie is optional
Post # 5
To my knowledge, it is at the bride’s parents lakehouse (but not a beach area), and it will be a warm summer evening.
Post # 6
I would say trousers/slacks and a nice shirt (ie one with buttons that requires ironing). If you are wearing a really nice button up dress shirt, you could go more casual with the pants to maybe dockers or something similar. No tie. A blazer might be nice in case it gets chilly outside later in the evening.
Post # 7
@documentmqster: With summer attire, I think lighter colors, lighter fabrics, definitely no tie. I like what PPs have said for clothes and am a big fan of bringing a blazer just in case. Some nice canvas shoes, like boat shoes, would complete the look.
Post # 8
@documentmqster: I completely agree with @HisMoon: with light colours and no tie, I love this look.
Post # 9
Agree with all the PP’s – no tie, nice shirt, slacks. It’ll probably be the most comfortable you ever get to be at a wedding 😉
I went to a similar wedding (hosted at my friend’s in-laws large cottage on the lake. Most of the guys had dress shirts but they did not wear ties.
Post # 10
Our wedding is outside in August. I didn’t give a guideline for dress but I would be perfectly fine if guys show up in nice shorts, nice flip flops, and a polo. To me, that is summer attire. I would ask.
Post # 11
Slacks and a button down shirt. Summery (i.e. lighter) colors. No tie. You might be over dressed, but better than being underdressed.