Help with formal outfits (guests)

posted 3 months ago in Guests
Post # 2
6619 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2050

MexiPino :  Is the reception outside too? If not, I would try to find some way for him to wear a suit. Is there anyone he can borrow one from, or could you check second-hand stores? Men’s Wearhouse usually has some for $99 if you can possibly swing that. Or maybe just get a jacket that would look ok with the dress pants he already has. If none of these pan out, I’m sure the nephew would rather see him there in whatever he’s wearing rather than not there at all. 

Post # 3
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think he can get away without a jacket. Or, even try to spice it up with a vest but no jacket.

Post # 4
2919 posts
Sugar bee

MexiPino :  What is the venue? That would help. In in SoCal too. It’s hot as hell in September. I hope they have a way to cool off guests! Is it near the coast? 

I say you’re fine with what he has. You can even just get a sport jacket I’d you think it’s not fancy enough. I’d go to Ross or TJMaxx which is way cheaper. Or you can buy a jacket keep it in the car in case he feels underdressed. 

But I say I’ve seen cocktail attire at even formal events here. Some people will likely dress up more than others and some will be casual. I say try not to stress too much and just wear what you have if shopping for a suit or jacket is too much money. 

Post # 6
45534 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MexiPino :  Look for an unlined linen jacket. They should be marked down already and will be the cooolest jacket he can wear.

Macy’s and JC Penney have them for around $40

Post # 8
781 posts
Busy bee

The most important thing is that you’ll be there. It’s great that you are making an effort, but please don’t feel bad about fashion. You showing up for the people you love is what matters.

I love the advice here, and I’d also suggest checking out a thrift shop or second-hand shop. There are some gems there!

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