Post # 1
I really wanted tuxes for our wedding…but I can NOT fathom spending $800 on something that they will wear for MAYBE 2 hours!! We decided to do nice short sleeve white button down shirts and khaki shorts or pants. Our wedding is a morning ceremony…ceremony lasts 15 minutes and then we do a brunch…very relaxed. BUT now I am rethinking the shirt/shorts. Is is really tacky to do it without tuxes??!?!?
Post # 3
Considering your brief, morning ceremony and brunch afterwards, I don’t think it is tacky to do without tuxes, especially if this is all taking place outdoors, or a garden, that kind of thing. But I would definitely opt for pants rather than shorts. Pants will photograph nicely with clean lines compared to shorts with everyone’s hairy legs and knees showing. 😉 Ha!
Post # 4
I wouldn’t say its tacky to do without tuxes, but I definitely wouldn’t go with shorts…. I just don’t know if it would look great in ppictures. If its a really casual wedding khakis are probably fine. Also, something we thought about, you could think about asking the guys if they have their own suits. Most guys will probably have at least one. If they all have black suits they could be matching and it wouldn’t cost anything!
Post # 5
@Cornflakegirl: good call!! I so didn’t think of hairy legs!!!!!!
Post # 6
No tux is totally fine…shorts might not be great.
Post # 7
Fi’s gm are all just wearing black suits they all already have with matching shirts and ties. Though I would agree, pants are better than shorts.
Post # 8
i think it would look a bit under-dressed. Perhaps you could go with a less formal suit than a tux? Or even a long shirt and pants without a jacket?
Post # 9
You could do caci pants with the button up shirts, even a suit jacket to add more.
That’s what my hubby & his best man wore. 🙂
Post # 10
Normally I’d say go for shorts if thats what you wanted – but since you said you really wanted tuxes but didn’t want to splurge, then i agree with the PPs in saying maybe get your fiance to ask his buds if they have dark or light suits to wear, and get as close to matching as possible. I love guys calves so i wouldn’t have an issue with shorts!!
Post # 11
I totally don’t see anything wrong with just doing a nice shirt and tie, and no tux! You can get cheap tux rentals, but I still agree that it’s irritating to make the guys pay $100 for something that they don’t even get to keep…
Post # 12
i’m confused y tuxes would be $800, rent them.
Post # 13
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: I agree that khaki pants would look much better.
Post # 14
yes, just like what others say
maybe renting one will be a good way?
Post # 15
I think tuxes will be too much for a short morning wedding, but I don’t understand why you’re only looking at complete extremes (tuxes vs. shorts). I agree with PPs that suits, khakis and shirts, or any other semi-dressy option would be perfect.
Post # 16
Not having tuxes is totally fine. I’m with the other ladies in that I probably would opt for pants rather then shorts. My hubby and his brothers (gm) all bought suits and looked amazing! My hubby was always going to wear a suit, but our idea for the GMs was to have them just wear nice black slacks with a white button down blouse shirt and a tie that we would buy for them to coordinate with the ladies. My BIL’s, however, found a great deal on a 3 piece suit and bought those! Here’s what they looked like: