Post # 1
I really need advice on this topic! Everytime I ask my mom or younger sister (MOH) about anything wedding related, they say “that’s nice… if that’s how you wanna go…” AHHH!!! I swear if I hear that ONE more time. After over 50 bridesmaid dresses I finally found one my sister didn’t turn her nose up at. I seriously don’t have bad taste!!
Yes, my sister is a MOHzilla.
Sooo I am looking for advice from all of you lovely ladies;
We are having our ceremony (this fall) in a Catholic church at 1:30. Reception in a barn following. Going for the rustic, vintage chic look and if it were up to me we would be married outside but opted for a catholic ceremony instead (not a full mass)
My question to the Hive: Would grey vests/suit pants/skinny ties be too informal for the church ceremony? Thinking about the Express ones, or maybe H&M. We are absolutely against tuxes. FI and I don’t like the look, so decided to go the “modern fit” suit route. Like many others on here, we don’t want our groomsdudes to have to spend a fortune on modern fit suits, so figure a vest/pant combo will be a good compromise. We will buy the ties/socks.&& I’m thinking FI will wear a grey suit (with vest) from J Crew/Banana Republic to stand out.Maybe with a different color tie.
So what do you think? Too informal? Also, do you think it’ll look strange with just the groom in a jacket? I haven’t been able to find pictures where just the groom is in a jacket, so please post if you have one!!!
Post # 3
No! I dont think theyre too informal at all. Do what you want!
Post # 4
my fiance is wearing a vest and he looks adorable! i love the look!
Post # 5
My husband didn’t wear a vest, and the guys wore normal ties rather then skinny ties, but other then that, the rest is just as you were asking about! 🙂 I didn’t feel that the look made it too informal at all. Here are some pictures from our wedding:
Post # 6
I think it’s awesome! I’m now seriously considering it.
Post # 7
We are going with the dark grey suit jacket, vest a and pants from Mens Express and with the copons out rt now it came to $245 total. I like the ide with the vests for the grromsmen, its different.
I am trying to decide what to have the dads wear that will comlipment the grey suits..
Post # 8
Not at all! I think it looks great! Especially having seen @dodgercpkls example!
We actually are going for the same look @nursejenn! My FI and I thought that since we were letting the bridesmaids choose their dresses, why not let the men spend their money on something they will (hopefully) wear again? We decided to let them choose their own grey slacks/pants and sweatervests. And we will provide the ties, socks and shoes (TOMS). Since there are hundreds of greys, I just specified that as long as you can tell it’s grey, it’s fine by me. FI will wear a DKNY grey suit, so he’ll be the only one with a jacket. I think it is a good way to distinguish him from the “groomsdudes” (that was cute!).
I think your idea is PERFECT for the rustic-chic look 🙂 Can’t wait to see it!
Post # 9
I LOOOOOOVE this look. If only FI would get on board….lol. I say do what you want. I think that the vest idea looks great!
Post # 10
it’s not too informal. The color is great and they’ll be wearing suit pants so the fabric will be nice. i think it’s great!
I’m doing the same thing but very informal. dark grey jeans, white shirt and more casual fabric for the grey vest, no tie.
I think this outfit can have a variety of how formal or informal.