Wedding at a Park – guest attire

posted 7 months ago in Guests
Post # 2
2136 posts
Buzzing bee

I’d say no to shorts. I’d stick with at least long khakis and a short-sleeved button up on the casual end. That said, I might bring the shorts in the car and change into them if a lot of other people are wearing them given the weather. 

Post # 3
46908 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s always better to be overdressed than under. Shorts are a no for me, unless they are dress shorts , like linen or seersucker, worn with a linen blazer.

A nice pair of linen or cotton pants, with a button down shirt, and a linen blazer would be my husband’s choice. He can always remove the jacket and roll up his sleeves.

Post # 4
6234 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Business casual to me means he’d be good in khakis and a polo. Not shorts though. 

Post # 5
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

No shorts – khaki pants and a collared shirt at minimum.  Keep shorts in the car to change into later though, if needed.  

Post # 6
352 posts
Helper bee

No shorts, and I’d be hesitant even with a polo. I’d say a dress shirt and khakis, minimum…

Post # 7
359 posts
Helper bee

I wouldn’t do shorts. A polo might be ok depending on the region you’re in.

Post # 8
10860 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My husband would probably start out wearing a button down and a summer weight blazer in this situation, too. He’d bring a tie too, just in case. No polo or shorts. He can always roll back shirt sleeves.

Short of black or white tie, it’s not really appropriate for them to be telling adults how to dress. 

Post # 9
193 posts
Blushing bee

My husband would wear a suit without a tie.  He’d keep the coat on to hide the fact he’s likely sweating through his shirt underneath.  

Post # 10
960 posts
Busy bee

No shorts!!!!

Post # 11
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

You said “wedding at a park.” 

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. There’s a lot of history in that statement.

Post # 12
3651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

hunting_bride :  shorts are not appropriate. he should wear slacks (could be as dressy as suit pants, or as casual as khakis) and a collared shirt (dressy side – and what i would recommend – would be a button down, casual side would be a polo. since it’s 95 degrees, no tie is necessary).

Post # 13
637 posts
Busy bee

There’s a lot of outdoor weddings where I’m from but it’s also really hot in the summer. Nice khaki shorts are completely appropriate. My husband would wear that and a button up shirt and roll the sleeves up. The fact that people are are bringing up ties and suits for a wedding in a park when it’s 95 degrees is laughable to me. 

ETA: But where I’m from weddings are much more casual than they seem to be on the bee so I guess take that with a grain of salt.

Post # 14
7263 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Yeah I agree with pp – he should wear pants but pack a pair of shorts in case everyone changes later! I have a friend who got married outside on a 95 degree day and as soon as the ceremony was over, everyone went back to the hotel and changed into shorts and tshirts cause it was so hot. Hopefully something like that will be appropriate at this wedding!

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