My outdoor wedding will be on the 30th of May with a 5pm ceremony. It is a semi-formal affair. What is appropriate for the groom and groomsmen to wear, color wise? Any suggestions?
–Coralyn, Northern Virginia
When the groom and his groomsmen are not wearing standard tuxedos with black bow-ties, they could wear dark suits — either navy blue, black or charcoal grey — or khaki suits. Worn with a collared white shirt (not button down) and a solid tie in one of the wedding colors, they will look stunning in the formal photos.
Another look we like for men in the wedding party, is navy blue blazers with either grey flannels or dress khaki trousers, also with while collared shirts, but with a striped tie in two of the wedding colors.
If it were summer, they could of course wear navy blue blazers with white trousers or white dinner jackets with tuxedo trousers. But end of May is still spring and the look to the left here is ideal for an informal spring wedding in northern Virginia.
Usually the groom talks to his father/step-father and the other groomsmen to determine the dress code for the men in the wedding party. Sometimes it is easier for everyone to rent the same style tuxedo. In other situations, most of the men may already have khaki suits or navy blue blazers — and your fiancé can give them all his choice of tie as his gift to the groomsmen.
For more info on dress code for the men in the wedding party, see my write-ups here at NewportManners.com.
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