(Closed) Casual Wedding – do the guys need suits?

posted 11 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I’ve seen a lot of photos of weddings (in magazines, etc.) where they guys where khakis and navy blazers.  That might be a nice inbetween solution, since you don’t want it too casual.  Or, you could go with light colored suits.  I have a friend whose wedding was in their backyard (it’s huuuuge!) and her hubs and the other guys wore khaki colored suits. They looked very nice, but not out of place or too stuffy.  My wedding was outdoors, and I made they guys wear tuxes/black suits, but it was pretty close to formal as you can get outdoors.  And, I told them that once pix were done, they were free to ditch the jackets.

Post # 4
8 posts
  • Wedding: December 2007

Informal, then you can do whatever you want. khaki pants with a white button up and they all have the same tie? I love the destination wedding suits, they’re way more casual.

Post # 5
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

In one outdoor wedding I saw, the groom wore a khaki suit, white shirt, and khaki-striped tie while the groomsmen wore khaki pants, light blue shirts, and navy striped ties. They looked really casual and classy.

For my good friend’s wedding, all the guys wore khaki pants, the groom wore a white shirt, and the groomsmen wore blue shirts…and all had their sleeves rolled up. They looked good, too, but very informal.

Let me know if you’d like to see pictures!

Post # 6
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

No, they don’t need to wear suits at all! At a wedding this summer the groom & groomsmen wore linen pants (from banana republic i think) with white linen shirts (think cuban). Only the groom wore a blazer for the ceremony. They looked great!

Post # 7
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

At our wedding the guys will wear suits for the ceremony/pictures and then they’re changing into khaki’s and short sleeve button up shirts. 

Post # 9
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Last year my soon to be brother in law had a very very small out door wedding in his family garden. He and my FH wore light khaki colored suits from J Crew. They we’re pretty cheap and FH has gotten a lot of use out of the set since. He wears the pants to work (office job) and has worn the whole suit to weddings more then once.

It was casual with out "too casual" and still looked great. 

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