What is you opinion on a groom in white tie?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

BelleEtoile:  I think it’s great, though tradition would dictate that the entire wedding party be in white tie, but you could have them in black tie if you want.  It is an evening ceremony, I assume? 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

BelleEtoile:  I would call it black tie requested, which means wear a tuxedo, unless you can’t afford one.  That should ensure you get a bare minimum of dark suits.  You could also make it White Tie or Black Tie Requested.  If anyone HAS a white tie rig, they will love you for the opportunity to wear it. 

 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

White tie on a groom is extremely popular here in Australia! I work for a very prestige men’s formalwear company and probably the most common combination I have seen over the years has been the groom in a white or ivory tie (depending on the brides dress) and groomsmen in a colour tie to match the bridemaids or a black tie. I think it’s more then acceptable to have a black tie wedding (which now days really just means please show up in a nice suit/clothing and not just your denim jeans!) Plus it’s both your day and your partners. Why not both stand out in white?! 🙂 x

Post # 6
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Busy bee

BelleEtoile:  I like white tie for the groom, although without the tophat. I think black tie for the groomsmen is fine as a compliment. What are your BMs wearing? Are their gowns a white tie level of formal?

Making a reception black tie is a lot easier for all of the guests – men and women. A lot of people can pull together a black tie appropriate outfit (men who don’t own tuxes can squeak by in black suits, women can still wear nice cocktail dresses if they choose), but white tie is a lot harder (my wedding dress is the only white tie appropriate dress I own, haha).

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

MOHlookingForIdeas:  Why would anyone NOT wear a vintage silk plush top hat, given the opportunity?

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Duncan:  Those pictures look absolutely adorable!!  In other weddings I’ve seen it feels more costumey than special occasion fancy dress, but that looks awesome!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

MOHlookingForIdeas:  Not if you’re in White Tie, or Morning Dress, and you have a propper hat.  If you wear a wool felt hat, or something worse, then it’s absolutely a costume.  If you put it with a Tuxedo, same thing.  I get the same argument from some people about all of my hats, but then I also hear the same thing about wearing three piece suits.  The beauty of men’s formal dress is that it does not change with fashions.  Black Tie and White Tie dress codes have remained virtually unchanged since the 1930’s and 1920’s, respectively.

If you’re in  White Tie, and you have, or can get, a proper topper, it’s de rigeur, as far as I’m concerned.  Beside which, the groom already has it, so I don’t think that point is up for debate, lol.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

BelleEtoile:  Your dress sounds beautiful!!!

 

we are goind grey tux’s and the grooom is wearing ivory tie on ivory shirt, and the wedding party including my father are wearing white tie with white shirt, it looks fantastic and classy. so yes i think its fine 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

BelleEtoile:  We had an evening wedding. We went with an ivory vest and tie over a white shirt. Here are a couple of pics for reference. Hope this helps.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

There seems some confusion, which means not everyone is actually giving input on what the OP meant.  This outfit is what White Tie means:

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

BelleEtoile:  DH wore a black tux with white bowtie and white vest.

the groomsmen wore lilac vests and bowties.

DH looked very handsome.

i think your groom should absolutely wear a white tie if he wants to

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

BelleEtoile:  Do you mean white tie tuxedo as opposed to black tie tuxedo? If so, I do not like the look. I prefer a darker color tuxedo.

Edit: I just saw Duncan’s post. A white tie on a black tuxedo? Love it! A white on white tuxedo? Hate it.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  LilRhodyGem.
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