Post # 1
ok ladies. Put your heads together for me! I am in a friend’s wedding this weekend! It is outdoors at a park pavilion. I am trying to figure out what my hubby should wear. When asking my friend the dress code, she said, it’s casual, whatever! Her wedding website indicates business casual.
Hubby wants to wear shorts because it’s supposed to be 95 and humid that day. I am not so sure if that’s appropriate. They would be nice khaki shorts with a polo.
Post # 2
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
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
Business casual to me means he’d be good in khakis and a polo. Not shorts though.
Post # 5
No shorts – khaki pants and a collared shirt at minimum. Keep shorts in the car to change into later though, if needed.
Post # 6
No shorts, and I’d be hesitant even with a polo. I’d say a dress shirt and khakis, minimum…
Post # 7
I wouldn’t do shorts. A polo might be ok depending on the region you’re in.
Post # 8
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
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 # 11
You said “wedding at a park.”
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. There’s a lot of history in that statement.
Post # 12
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
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
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!
Post # 15
Thanks all, my initial thought is correct then. Hubby wont be pleased! I will help him pick something appropriate and then bring shorts just in case. It is going to be a gross weekend for a wedding. So Humid! I’m probably going to be roasting in my dress, too.
annabeth929 : I guess I’m missing a reference…