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Tux or casual digs for the guys?

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#1 Diva

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    Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:37 PM

    I have seen the khaki/white shirt look a few times and it looks nice, but for the most part it looks a little to casual to me next to a formal wedding gown.

    I want my FI and the guys to wear traditional tuxes, but is that super uncomfortable and unfair? I like the classic look of a tux at a wedding.

    We plan to do TTD photos too so maybe we should just save the khakis look for that...

    I am so torn. What are your thoughts?

    #2 Karen Aucoin

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      Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:50 PM

      We did the khakis and a short sleeve dress shirt for the guys and my husband wore the same pants and then a long sleeve white shirt.

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      We were at a wedding last year where the groom wore a suit and he was soaked from sweating! If you do go that route I would make sure each guy has an extra shirt to change into.

      I do think a lighter suit would have looked sharp but I know my husband and our groomsmen would have been uncomfortable and with getting married away, I was pretty relaxed about the whole thing. Good luck with your decision.

      #3 Karen Aucoin

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        Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:52 PM

        I also have looked at a lot of pictures of casual dress for guys and I think having them all wear the same shoes helped a bit.

        #4 RonNMel

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          Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:53 PM

          I don't think khakis look weird next to a bridal gown. In fact, I think it looks quite good. To me, a destination wedding is more relax by definition.

          #5 mlabbe

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            Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:05 PM

            I think a paler suit or khakis is more suited for the beach!

            #6 Sax Lady

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              Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:40 PM

              I am trying to figure out the samething and I need to hurry up cause we only have about five months left.

              #7 becks1581

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                Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:47 PM

                We plan for FI to wear a nice khaki linen suit (plus or minus tie). The groomsmen will probably skip the jacket but have nice long sleeve shirts. I think this look looks great on the beach, even next to a wedding gown.

                #8 *Meagan*

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                  Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:14 PM

                  My husband and the guys wore khaki linen pants and linen shirts and I thought it was perfect. And still looked amazing next to me in my dress!

                  #9 tinalv

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                    Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:05 AM

                    Khakis are too casual for me, so we are thinking about a light colored linen suit instead of a traditional tux

                    #10 autjo

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                      Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:45 AM

                      We did a khaki colored linen suit for DH. He would have killed me if I made him wear a tux on the beach, but really I didn't care as long as he was comfy in the 90% humidity. Tuxes seem a little formal when there are some really nice gray summer wool suits or beige/white linen suits or even black linen suits out there.

                      In all honesty though it is your day and it needs to look like you picture in your head!

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