(Closed) ???Cummerbund or Vest for the men???

posted 9 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

A tuxedo get’s one or the other.  Either is appropriate.  Some think the cummerbund is out of style, but they’re wrong.  A black cummerbund that is virtually invisible when wearing a jacket is always correct with a tux.  If you are doing a color, I would steer clear of the cummerbund because it would cease to be invisible and start to look like show-choir. Even black cummerbunds look awkward to me when fellas are not wearing their dinner jackets.  So if they are the sort that will take off their jackets as soon as they are done eating, then I would have another reason to avoid cummerbunds.

Post # 4
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Vests!! Cummerbunds seem too ‘prom’ to me.

Post # 5
6996 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i had the groomsmen in black vests/ties – and the dads in red cumberbuns and bowties that way they would stand out too 🙂

Post # 6
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Personally, I prefer no cumberbund or vest. I think they both look too dated/prom. Especially if they’re in a color. And even more so if that color is shiny.

Post # 7
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I much prefer vests!

Post # 8
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@misskittykakes: ditto! go with the vest not cummberband…it will look to “prom”

Post # 9
5495 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I prefer vests. Always have. It just adds more than a cummberband does.

Post # 10
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Vests!  Our guys wore vests.  The groomsmen wore a white shirt, green vest, green tie.  Hubby wore a white shirt, green vest, and black tie, (his idea, ’cause he wanted to stand out).  Ushers wore green vest and tie, but black shirt.  And the dads wore white shirts with silver vests and ties.

Post # 11
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Vest.  Cummerbunds remind me of junior high choir.

Post # 12
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Neither. It’s actually more classic that way. Cumberbunds are kind of dated looking and vests look too prom-y for my taste.

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