(Closed) Is this totally tacky?!?

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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 # 6
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

No tux is totally fine…shorts might not be great.

Post # 7
5544 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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
11390 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
4770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i’m confused y tuxes would be $800, rent them.

Post # 14
26 posts

yes, just like what others say

maybe renting one will be a good way?

Post # 15
1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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:

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