what to wear to a wedding.

Wedding season will soon be in full swing, and if you're like me, knowing what to wear can quickly become a hassle.  You have to find the balance between killing it but not doing too much because it's not your special day, and the attention should not be centralized on you.  Now if you follow these guidelines and the groom just chooses not to give his best effort for his own wedding --- well what can you do?  

Suit and Shirt- River Island All accessories except Brown brogues- Topman Brown Brogues- ASOS

Suit and Shirt- River Island

All accessories except Brown brogues- Topman

Brown Brogues- ASOS

Traditional Wedding- Here's the thing about traditional weddings, they leave you with little room for style theatrics.  I would say keep the color pallet simple and focus more on the tailoring.  To clarify if the wedding you're going to is more "traditional", think of who the bride and groom and the guests they'll be inviting -- the older the crowd, usually the more traditional. 


Suits & Shirt- River Island Accessories- ASOS

Suits & Shirt- River Island

Accessories- ASOS

Black Tie Wedding-  So most evening weddings that I've known of are black tie.  I think this is the best type of wedding to get dressed for because you can have more fun with style.  The only real rule is wear a black tie-- everything else, in my opinion, is free-range.  So if you don't feel like wearing a black suit, then don't.  I've said it before, and it still rings true -- formal-wear does not mean boring.


Shirt, Pants, Cardigan, Watch, Belt, Shoes- River Island Socks- Happy Socks

Shirt, Pants, Cardigan, Watch, Belt, Shoes- River Island

Socks- Happy Socks

Casual Outdoor Wedding- Sometimes a suit and tie just doesn't make sense for the occasion.  For those small outdoor weddings, I say go for "dressy-casual".  You'll sweat less. You'll look great. You just can't lose.

So now you're ready to impress at every wedding, but remember don't do too much because it's not your day.  Save some of your tricks for your own wedding.

Until next time,

OM