(Closed) Gray vest…No jacket… Will it work?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

 A jacket won’t hide the gut 🙂

 I like the idea of vests, but perhaps your fiance should ask the guys what they’re comfortable with. Honestly, I think the vests would look better- jackets make men look more bulky and I’m guessing Miami is hot.



Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think the vests would work well. I would take the guys out and have them try on a vest and also a jacket and see what works best. Maybe take the guy with biggest “gut”. My Fiance has what I call a budha belly. He is working on getting rid of it, but I am having him wear a full tux. He looks awesome in it. I would not like to see him in just a vest. You could have the guys wear a jacket for the ceremony and then just a vest for the reception. I don’t think the right cut of jacket makes a guy look bulky.

Post # 5
1020 posts
Bumble bee

that’s what i’m planning to do with my groomsmen. i think it’ll go nicely with the bridesmaids since my bridesmaids will be wearing short dresses.

Post # 6
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I love the vest look – I was entertaining the idea of our fellas just having vests too!

Post # 7
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We did the vests only look for the groomsmen and it looked great (biased, I know.) Still, I think you have to try and match your venue. They would have looked ridiculous in full suits/tuxedos because we got married in a giant field.

Post # 8
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Personally I’m not a fan of the vests look.  Combining that with the fact that it seems your Fiance would prefer them in jackets and a vest won’t hide any gut that they may be self-conscious of – I think you ought to go with jackets.  They can always (and I’m sure would) remove the jackets for the more casual reception.

Post # 11
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012


We love the idea of vests without jackets, but are having a hard time finding them, we want to do khaki, can you rent these or will the groomsmen have to purchase them.

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