(Closed) Three-piece suit okay for ‘formal’ wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hmm…can you give us an idea about the rest of your wedding? I don’t think your bride’s gown being formal means too much–most wedding gowns are pretty formal! But if you have a formal vibe all around, a tux may be better suited.

Where is your wedding reception? That will tell us most about the feel. Is it in the grand ballroom of a museum? Tux.

Garden party? Suit is a go!

For the record, my groom is going to wear a 3 piece suit and I think he looks rather dashing in it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would also like to know how formal it is as well.  What time will the wedding be held?  Will the invitations be fromal (there is a major difference in invitation sytles that indicate how formal the wedding will be).  Anyway, I generally think that a 3 piece suit should be perfectly fine, unless the wedding is very formal.  If this is one of the things you feel strongly about, I think you should do it.  I also think your vision sounds nice with the groomsman wearing a different suit than you.  My groom is also wearing a 3 piece suit.  You can really dress it up with the materials of the suit/shirt/tie, etc.  

Post # 6
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think that a 3 piece suit would be fine, regardless of the formality of the wedding!  If you won’t feel “right” in a full tux, you shouldn’t wear one.  A 3 piece suit is still very nice…it’s not like you’re asking to wear shorts and flip flops.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think it’s fine. It’s kind of the trend (in a good way, not an annoying trendy way) for grooms to wear elegant suits instead of tuxedos. However, you need to make sure you publish your dresscode as formal and not black tie. If you say black tie, you are technically asking your guests to wear tuxes, so you would need to be in one too.

Post # 9
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love three piece suits and my fiance plans to wear one as well (with the grooms men in 2 piece rental suits).  The well made ones dress up real nice. 

I really think you should be comfortable and feel good about what you are wearing too!  I keep telling my man that it is not just about me – the bride, no matter how many people try to say that it is! 

Good luck, I’m sure you will look smashing on your big day.

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