Men’s beach wedding attire? Yes, the men have to look good too!
When it comes to tying the knot, many people forget that it’s not all about the bride & bridesmaids. The groom and his crew also need to look and dress the part! If you have agreed to exchange vows by the sea, it’s time to consider choosing a suit that will give you a charming look while remaining cool and comfortable. Follow these five tips to choose the perfect men’s beach wedding attire.
Tips for Choosing the Men’s Beach Wedding Attire
1: Pick a color (any color) for your beach wedding suit
Select a suit that will fit right in with the sights and sounds. Pastel tones will be able to stand up to the soft, powdery sand and dark blue sea. Pale yellow, mint green, and baby blue are the perfect pastel tones to wear for men who are not afraid to defy tradition and make a statement.
If you have more traditional taste, stick to an all-white or stone grey suit or a black tux. Some men even select a gold or silver suit to enhance the bridal party’s colors. If the girls are wearing cool tones like blue, grey, or purple, wear silver. If the girls are wearing warm tones like yellow, orange, or lime green, wear gold.
2: Print or a Pattern can enhance your overall look
Brides and bridesmaids aren’t the only ones wearing print to beach weddings. Modern grooms are also opting for subtle prints or loud patterns.
If you love the look of a print, but want to remain casual yet formal, consider shopping for a suit that boasts pin stripes or that has a soft, woven texture. This can satisfy the men’s desire to wear something interesting yet traditional.
If you want to wear a suit that is loud, in order to match your outgoing personality, wear a shirt or tie in a bright color. A big print and bright color fit in fabulously with a tropical setting and photographs nicely against a scenic background.
3: Choose a Lightweight material
Exchanging vows can be an unnerving event. The last thing you want is any extra heat put upon you on your big day. Keep cool by selecting a light weight fabric like linen. You can wear a light weight linen suit in any color you desire and even a textured pattern or print.
4: Find the Right Fit
Don’t wear a suit that is cut too tightly. The roomier, the better! Many suits boast a wide leg pant, and can even be worn sans a jacket. A breezy button down top in short or three quarter length sleeves will give you the casual look you desire.
5: Select a Style for Your Men’s Beach Wedding Attire
One of the most important aspects of any men’s suit is the style. If you are going for a casual look and feel, stick to a two button, single-breasted jacket or a button down shirt, vest, and tie. While a full tuxedo is the traditional men’s ceremony look, it may be too hot and heavy for a beach wedding.
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