Written by Jay on Dec 22, 2011
So your best friend from college is getting married. You've gotten the wedding invitation, marked off the weekend in your calendar, and found yourself a lovely date. But what are you to wear to the wedding?
We humbly offer a few suggestions, customized for your particular situation. Our custom dress shirts give you the opportunity to create an easy, fool-proof ensemble that will make your friends proud and your date swoon.
First, check the dress code on the invitation and plan accordingly. If it's a black tie event, buy or rent a tuxedo. But if you have more leeway - as with a daytime formal or semi-formal dress code - you'll have a few more options.
Without further ado…
THE TRADITIONAL WEDDING
This kind of wedding is usually held in a church, country club, hotel, or other stately venue. The invitation is engraved stationary, elaborate flowerpieces, and plenty of guests. You can expect them to pull out all the stops!
Wear a dark or neutral colored suit, and keep your shirt traditional as well. Best to always bring a jacket just in case. Keep your hair neat and that giant dragon tattoo covered up. (Don't want her grandma to get scandalized.) For formal codes, make sure to don an appropriate tie.
Some wedding shirts (click on the name of the shirt to buy), designed by our customers, that would work:
White Knight, by rdavis:
Office Max by skobomb:
If you're flying to some exotic beach or Asian country, plan accordingly. A beach wedding is more relaxed, and bright colors are welcome. It's always nice to take color and pattern inspiration from the locale.
Beach Season, by r cutter:
REALLY INFORMAL WEDDING
They're getting married at home, in the backyard, or at City Hall. You're there to provide support. Or maybe they're doing doing something totally wild - like getting married underwater in scuba gear. (In which case, we don't recommend you wear one of our shirts.) In any case, you should look neat (don't forget to shower!), but you have plenty of leeway.
Royal Exchange by Web Harrison:
Saturday Night Special by tone: