The wedding ceremony is the most formal part of the day, and your attire should reflect that.
Make sure that your shirt is ironed and doesn’t have the creases from being fresh out the box. If you get your shirt from YSG this will already be done for you, and you won’t have to worry about that!
If you’re wearing a single-breasted suit, make sure the button at your waist is done up and leave the other buttons undone. This will most likely be the top button of your jacket. If you’re wearing a double-breasted suit, do up both buttons at the top and leave the bottom button undone. Add your accessories and you’re ready to go! Don’t forget to choose a pocket square that coordinates well with your tie but isn’t an exact match.
For shoes you’ll want to choose a style that compliments the length of your pant, the best option for the ceremony would be a formal dress show to give a timeless impression.
The Cocktail Hour:
After the ceremony, it’s time to relax and mingle during the cocktail hour. This is a great opportunity to showcase your personality and add a touch of informality to your ensemble. At this point, you can undo your jacket. Maybe even show off some off the customisations you made! However, there’s still a level of formality so don’t take it off (yet).
As the day progresses, and the celebration hits its peak at the reception, it’s time to let loose and have fun. Consider switching up your look slightly to be comfortable and dance the night away. This is why adding a waistcoat to your look is a great choice as you have more mobility for dancing but still look dapper. Remove the tie and unbutton your collar for a more casual and relaxed feel. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even consider adding some personalized touches to your attire, such as unique cufflinks or quirky socks that reflect your interests or hobbies.
The After Party:
If your wedding includes an after-party or an informal gathering to extend the festivities, you have more flexibility in your attire. Embrace a more casual vibe by swapping out your dress shoes for stylish loafers or even clean white sneakers. Consider adding a trendy jacket, like a tweed or velvet blazer, to elevate your look while maintaining a laid-back feel.
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