Post # 1
Fiance and i are planning to have a vintage-y style wedding with a 50s/early 60s type feel. we will even be leaving our wedding in a classic car from the early 60s. i was showing Fiance pictures from my grandma’s wedding right after we got engaged and he got really into the idea of a tux with a white jacket like this (these are my grandparents in 1959):
i didnt really think much of it since i feel like boys are not known for their love of wedding planning, and that he would forget soon enough. then last night he told someone we were chatting with about our get away car and how he is wearing a white tux jacket. oh really? hahaha
i am not against this idea in theory, but i worry that it will look strange in practice since people dont do it anymore. they say to go classic black so you dont look back on your wedding pictures with regret… i know we wont be doing black tuxes regardless.
what are your thoughts? anyone ever been to a modern wedding with this look? inspiration pics would be lovely 🙂
Post # 3
I love that idea… whenever I see this, I think James Bond… lol but in a good and sexy way. 😀
Post # 4
WE’re doing it, but in ivory to match my dress. So Obviously, I love it! I think it’s soooooo sexy.
Post # 5
I kinda love it! It would be unique, and very fitting with your theme. Also, I LOVE that picture 🙂
Post # 6
I love guys in white tux jackets! If that’s what he wants to wear, I say, go for it! It’ll make him happy and I think it will be cool.
Post # 7
We thought about doing this and ultimately decided not to. But i think it’s really sharp, especially for a formal wedding. Are you planning black tie? If so, I would definitely go for it!
Post # 8
@sarahbabs: thanks! i always marvel at how teeny tiny my grandma was! shes still a slim lady, but holy crap her waist was small in this pic!
@RhubarbPie: yeah, i think that’s my other concern, since we arent going super formal. id like the guests to wear dresses/ties etc, but i know the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses will probably be short and the ceremony will be at about 4:30, so a little early for black tie
@Mars62312: ohhhh! and youre getting married soon! please share pics 🙂 would love to see this in action!
Post # 9
I love that picture!
I voted no, because it is sartorially incorrect. A white dinner jacket is an accepted alternative to a black dinner jacket only in the tropics (year round) or in the southern locales during the summer. Also, it is difficult to pull off the look without looking like a waiter. However, if your guests are not likely to know or care of this “rule”, and you both like the look, I say go for it!
Post # 10
I love the way it looks and that he’s so into it.
My only concern is for your dress. The only way that would work is if your dress is a true white. An ivory dress will look dirty next to a white jacket. So keep this in mind.
Post # 11
I don’t particularly like the look, but it’s better than the all-white tux!
Post # 12
I believe the ettiquete for that is that the wedding must be an evening wedding? idk I can’t remember now.
Post # 13
I hate the word “ettiquete” lol
Its your wedding, do what you want and he likes it why not? plus it goes with your theme so its not a way out there idea
Post # 14
Looks great—and why not go with what Fiance is excited about! Its great that he’s excited 🙂 Plus, there will probably be at least SOMETHING you will roll your eyes at about your pictures 20 years from now, so why not go with whatever you love NOW 😉 Its unique, fits your theme, and makes you guys happy!
Post # 15
@kybride2012: thats a good point! i am on the pale side so i figured my dress would be more ivory, but l have seen some pics of some fair skinned bees who looked really great in whote dresses, so i am not sure that i HAVE to do ivory.