(Closed) tuxedo during day ok? please help- panicking now!

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think that sounds beautiful!  I am having tuxedos and my ceremony is at 2 PM.  Sometimes you can’t control whether you have a daytime or evening wedding if your ceremony is in a house of worship or scheduled around a reception time.

As long as your guests aren’t in jeans, they will not be snickering.  Every wedding I’ve ever been to, the guys have been in tuxes and they have been in the morning, afternoon and evening.  I think that “rule” is dated.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Do what you like and can afford! It sounds like it will be lovely to me!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I’m having a 3pm wedding with tuxes (with an evening reception).  I’m not thinking twice about it.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i’ve never heard that tuxedos aren’t worn to day time weddings. all the weddings i;ve been to have been in the afternoon and pretty much all of them wore tuxes.. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve never heard that! Fiance & his guys are all wearing tuxes w/ vests. Our ceremony is @ noon. Even if that was the case, we could care less…we’ll all look fab, who cares what time of day it is?!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Our ceremony is probably going to be at 1:30 in the afternoon and we are having tuxedos. I don’t think there is anything wrong with wearing them during the day at all.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I heard that too, but we’re still doing it. Our ceremony will be mid-afternoon in June, and I love the look of tuxes, so that’s what the men will be wearing.  It’s your wedding…do whatever you want!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our guys did tuxes for a 4pm wedding – sunset wasn’t until 8.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve never been to a wedding where they DIDN’T wear tuxes, regardless of time of day. Technically the morning suit or regular suit may be “more” correct, but that is a pretty arcane tradition.  I think you are just fine.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re doing tuxes for a 3pm wedding. I always thought that if it was an evening wedding everyone (guests included) had to wear tuxes and if it is in the afternoon it would seem strange for the guests to be that formal. I’ve never been to a wedding where the bridal party themselves weren’t in tuxes! 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Generally, if your invitations indicated it was a formal wedding, then cutaway stroller coats should be worn by the men before 5 pm.  However, if your invitations did not state that it was formal, then there is more leaway with mens attire. They can wear tuxedos for a wedding that is not formal in the traditional sense of the word.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

don’t worry. We’re having tuxes for a 1 pm ceremony as well. However, it’s a Catholic wedding and we’re also going for a more formal type of look…my dress is more formal. The reception is at an elegant place. I’m not going to follow the rules…

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@sugar610:  There are black-tie rules and 75% of weddings in the US probably violate them when we put on our tuxedos for our daytime weddings.  I know I’ll be breaking the day/night rule.  I think the rule makes sense, but it’s just no longer practical.  Morning Dress would be inappropriate for most of our modern receptions (taking place after sun-down).  So what would the rule-makers have us do? Purchase/rent two different tuxedos? Schedule receptions for the afternoon? Battle ceremony venues for a post-sundown ceremony?  You will rarely hear a proponent of the morning dress rule address this modern predicament.  They just say, “But before sundown you should wear morning dress.” And I will say: what do I do at night… at the reception? And their robot ears begin to emit smoke.

The good news, sugar610 is that nobody knows these rules except your snooty little friend and a tiny percentage of the population. Of course, if you live in a country that’s a bit more fond of traditional clothing rules/customs, then yeah, you may have some snickering at your wedding. But not here in the States. Most people here can’t tell the difference between a three piece suit and a tuxedo. An even smaller percentage will know that there’s something called a Morning Coat.

 

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