Post # 1
So when we picked August for the wedding I think I forgot how hot it can get… (even for Michigan where we live). My Fiance still wants tuxes and does not seem to want to budge from that. I was hoping I could convince him to let the guys wear suits so that they won’t be so darn hot. My big selling point was that I hoped we could find suits for cheaper than a tux rental since they could always use the suits again anyway. I’m having a hard time finding anything to show him in a decent price range and feel like pulling my hair out. *sigh* oh well I just have to keep on looking.
The other problem is that my Fiance is really set on going for a Humphrey Bogart look with the ivory dinner jacket and everything. I wouldn’t mind having the tuxes so he can have that if they just weren’t so warm.
Anybody else have the same type of dilemma? I’m sure we’ll get things figured out, but it’s just frustrating.
Post # 3
Kilts with tux jackets? I don’t know. But I will say this. We womenfolk wear uncomfortable and weather-inappropriate clothing all the time to look nice. I think your men can do it for a day. Besides, if your betrothed has his heart set on it I think you should let him. Not a lot of guys have strong opinions on wedding stuff so if he does it must be pretty important, even if only for the aesthetic of it.
Post # 4
Heat is a concern, but if it’s just outside for ceremony and photos, I think he and the Groomsmen should be fine. Make sure you have water bottles on hand though in case it’s very hot and you spend a lot of time doing photos. Also, maybe your Fiance and Groomsmen can take off their jackets during the reception?
Post # 5
@hatmanandbobbin: Was just trying to throw suits out there as a possible alternative for him. I’m more hoping that when we go to look again at tuxes we can find some that are made from a lighter material and are breatheable. I definitely understand on the girls wearing uncomfortable clothes (I’m wearing a HEAVY satin dress) but our reception is extremely casual and I don’t want to *force* our guys to wear anything uncomfortable even if it’s just for one day. I let the girls pick something they would be comfortable in for that heat so I think the guys should get a chance at that too. My Fiance has a lot of input on the wedding too. He’s not super excited to do wedding stuff all the time, but when he likes or dislikes something he lets me know.
@msfahrenheit: Nope… outside reception. Our ceremony is indoors, but there is no AC and the windows do not open since it is a historical landmark.
Post # 6
Most men take off their jackets after the ceremony and the first part of the reception anyway, so I wouldn’t worry too much about it.
An alternative to tuxes would be for the men to wear linen jackets and pants. Linen is much cooler but the downside is that it wrinkles easily.The guys would not be able to sit down until after the ceremony and picture taking. There are some wrinkle resistant linens out there.
They could wear off white jackets and black pants and still get the Bogart look.