No jacket to a wedding

posted 2 weeks ago in Guests
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

If it doesn’t say, “Black Tie,” I think that means jacket suits can be optional.

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Definitely fine w/o full suit. The invitation says ceremony and casual celebration! Your bf would be fine witht the button down and slacks

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Honestly, I wouldn’t worry about it. Of course, I can’t speak for everyone, but I know at my wedding I didn’t really care about any sort of strict dress code. Almost none of our male guests wore jackets — just button up shirts and ties (and some with no ties!) And it did not bother me one bit! 🙂

The “casual celebration” description especially makes me think that you’ll be just fine! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

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@zeebee1:  This might be largely regional (I’m from the northeast US), but I think not wearing a jacket (and just wearing a nice button-up with a tie) is perfectly fine, especially if it mentions “casual” in the invite.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

I would never think “casual celebration” means jacket required. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Because it says “casual celebration” I think he will be fine. What time of day? 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

I think since the invite specifically says “casual celebration” that him not wearing a suit jacket will be absolutely fine. Don’t worry about it. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Jacket definitely not needed for a “casual celebration”.  Question though, why not have the jacket mailed to you? He might need it for something else. USPS flat rate large box is about $15.00. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

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@zeebee1:  Ah, that makes sense. Regarding your other comment: Your life will be much more peaceful if you stop caring what other people think in situations like this 🙂

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

They said it was casual.  Believe them.  Give less of a shit about what other people think.  Just because other people “pay attention” doesn’t mean you have to care.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

It’s summer, you’re fine! My husband usually shows up with a full suit to summer weddings but abandons the jacket on the back of his chair within 5 minutes due to the heat. So even if this was formal enough for a suit to be necessary, many people would assume he’d shown up in one and removed the jacket.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

we went to a saturday night wedding and after valeting the car, we realized my husband left his jacket in the car.  it was summer, ceremony was outside.  my hubband was a little self conscious about not having his jacket.  i told him not to worry about it. let people just assume you put it down somewhere.

so, especially because the invitation says casual.  i would not worry in the least.

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