(Closed) Insists on wearing tuxedo t-shirt….

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

although there is a big part of me that says let him wear it (been there with my own hubby who wore ugly old smelly disgusting volley shoes and loud hawaiin shirt for our wedding), i understand that for the ceremony at least he can wear something a bit nicer and then change to super casual and fun

Post # 4
26 posts

Even if it is a laid back celebration, I think it always looks best when the groom dresses to the level as the bride.  If you were doing a white sundress then yeah, he could potentially wear the tux t-shirt.  Since you are going through the trouble of dressing in (probably) the fanciest dress you’ll ever wear, he needs to wear something to complement YOU.  Also I’m sure you want to have great pictures to look back on, and the t-shirt just won’t translate as well.  Make sure you tell him how important it is to you and be extra sweet – I’m sure he’ll come around.  And like eloping said, he can always change into the t-shirt later in the night. Best of luck!

Post # 5
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Whatever he wears needs to be appropriate with your dress. I’ve been to two backyard weddings, and in both cases the grooms wore a tux or suit.

That being said, there’s no reason that *after* the ceremony and a few pictures, that he can’t change into his tux t-shirt. I bought one for Fiance 2 years ago for his birthday, and I want him to change into it later the night (with an hour or so left in the reception)- it’s so fitting for his personality. 

Also- your guests might be dressed up better than the groom- for the last backyard one we went to, Fiance was in khakis/polo, and I was in a sundress. Even if it’s a casual wedding, most people dress up a little.

Post # 6
46380 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

That would be a “no” for me. Any guy who thinks it’s appropriate to appear in camo shorts, much less a tuxedo T-shirt, is showing no respect at all to the wedding ceremony or his bride.

Post # 7
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Fiance still threatens to wear a fig leaf everyonce in awhile. Have you asked him for specific reasons he wants to wear t-shirts and shorts? I saw your having a summer wedding so maybe hes worried about being hot uncomfortable and sweaty in front of his friend and family. I would say try to get him into comfy linen type pants or something and a button up shirt or even a nice t-shirt if your willing to compromise.

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