(Closed) Do Not Wear a Tuxedo During the Day

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Great article!  I hate matchy matchy.. on men OR women!

Post # 4
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Professor6pack:  I understand what you are saying about people not wearing tuxedos during the day

” I say: stop.  Don’t.  Your fiancee does not know the answer, though she may think she does.  If she does think she does, your situation is even worse.  Dress yourself.  LIKE A MAN.”


But, really? How much more offensive can this article get?

We are hear to offer ADVICE not bullying. 


Post # 5
6104 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


Seriously, don’t wear a tuxedo during the day.  You’ll look like a tool.”

Pretty sure the author of this article is the tool. It may not be “proper” to wear a tux during the day, but if a man wants to wear a tux to his wedding he damn well better wear it. Regardless of the time of day.

That is all. 🙂

Post # 7
6352 posts
Bee Keeper

Is this rule back from when there was the rule not to wear diamonds during the day?

Because not every wedding ceremony can be in the evening, and to go less formal in dress than he wants to, for perhaps the most formal occasion of the groom’s life, seems like a huge loss just to adhere to old clothing etiquette rules.

I’m generally old school, but I don’t like this as a hard-and-fast rule. Daytime doesn’t have to be informal. Of course formalwear should match formal everything else, but time of day should not be the overriding factor.

Post # 8
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

Haha, thank you! It’s one of the things that drives my FH mental when people get the rules wrong. 🙂


ETA: I thought the article was really funny, and interesting. And my FH says you’re his hero, but very very brave, for posting this on here!

Post # 9
3089 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@IzzyBear:  Yeah…who cares.  Wear what you want…the men too!

Post # 10
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

If my Fiance wanted to wear a damn super hero cape, I’d let him wear that to the wedding. Seriously? This article is super condescending. 

Post # 11
11227 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

What a douchey post and a douchey article.

Post # 12
6881 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Um this article IS OLD from 2010 and who the f cares. If a man wants to wear a tux then let him.  Roll eyes…

Post # 13
1845 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Petty sure my Fiance is wearing a tux, and our ceremony starts at 5pm. A tool is the last thing I’ll be thinking when I walk down the aisle.

This is just plain weird.

Post # 14
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Okay, the article was funny…and correct. Half of the ladies on here are complaining in some way or another about dressing the men in the wedding, and they’re doing so incorrectly! This is hardly offensive or bullying, it’s a tongue in cheek exploration of etiquette and what is appropriate. I liked it…and I say this as someone who’s getting married on a beach (you don’t see me all butthurt about the comments about flip flops and sarongs, do you?)

Post # 15
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We don’t have the cash for more than one suit. The man wants a tux, the man is getting a tux. And if he wants to wear it all day, go for it – I want to wear my formal wedding dress all day!

Rules are made to be broken anyway, right? 🙂

Post # 16
6352 posts
Bee Keeper

I actually find the rest of the article useful and worthwhile, except for his main point.

“Being the groom at your own wedding ceremony” formality trumps “But it’s daytime” informality.

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