Post # 1
Our wedding is fast approaching and we’re finally dealing with what FH will be wearing… Our ceremony is at 3:30 at the end of June (so probably quite warm) but I consider our outdoor tented reception more of an “evening reception” as we’ll be having a full dinner, dancing, etc. I have been imagining cocktail attire – suits for the men and cocktail dresses for the ladies.
Flash forward to a few days ago when FH realizes he’ll be very hot in his charcoal suit (it’s polyester, he’s allergic to wool). Fair enough, I hadn’t considered that. So now he wants to wear a seersucker suit… and I feel like the dress code has now shifted from “cocktail” to “garden party.” Which is fine, except I’ve been telling everyone that asks to wear dark-ish suits.
Can I meet FH halfway on this? Maybe a navy blue poplin suit? I want him to be comfortable (and not covered in sweat) but part of me just doesn’t think seersucker is dressy enough. We don’t have any groomsmen either so it’s really just FH’s outfit to consider… but I have been telling my family dark suits so that we coordinate in our family photos. sigh.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
Post # 3
@Ms Scrabble: I wouldn’t choose seersucker–you’re right, it’s VERY informal and the pictures might look strange.
Post # 4
Is there an option for him to take off the jacket for the reception? Perhabs sub in a vest if you’re still wanting a more formal look?
Although, by evening time it might be cooling down some anyway. There is no possibility for a ligher gray suit? I know you can find some really nice dark cotton suits. They would have the lightness of a casual suit, but the colour should formalize it.
Post # 5
A vest is a great idea! I will suggest that. And I think I’m going to pull for a darker cotton/poplin suit as a compromise 🙂
Post # 6
I am having the exact same issue! My date is June 9, 2012. I wanted a dark grey tux but apparently they don’t exist. I went to Men’s Wearhouse and they said they were coming out with a dark charcoal linen suit, which I think will be perfect. You should check that out!
Post # 7
Linen or silk will give you a more elegant look but still be more lightweight and breathable.
Natural linen does wrinkle horribly though so he will have to be careful to hang his jacket, not wear it in the car before the ceremony, and try to avoid sitting before pics are taken.
There are linen blends that are more wrinkle resistant.
Banana Republic has a nice looking charcoal linen suit.