Guys, it’s time to dress to impress! Here’s what the gentlemen should wear to a beach wedding:
Formal vs. Casual
But first, what’s your preference? Formal or casual? If you decide to go formal, then a suit is the way to go. Now, beach wedding formalwear can still be somewhat “casual” depending on the fabric and color – but we’ll get into that in the next few paragraphs. If you want to go with a more casual look, consider dress pants with a nice button-down shirt or polo.
Now that you’ve determined if you’re going for a more formal or casual look, it’s time to nail down the type of fabric you’ll be wearing. This matters especially if you’re getting married on a hot beach and want something light and breezy versus thick and itchy. For beach weddings, we highly recommend a nice linen suit or dress shirt, as it’s quite light and gives off a “beachy” feel. If you’re getting married during an off-season or at night, you might want to pick a thicker fabric in case it’s cool out.
Most men wear a tan suit, khaki dress pants, or a white linen shirt for beach weddings. We’ve also seen dark linen pants, or a navy blue or charcoal suit for late night weddings or cooler seasons. Pro tip: try to avoid a white suit if you can help it! 😉
For a beach wedding, many men choose to keep things simple when it comes to accessories. In fact, some men will do away with the tie or pocket square for a more casual look. We’ve also seen some men replace the suit jacket with suspenders and a nice shirt for a semi-formal look. Whichever way you go, just be sure not to forget the tropical boutonniere!
If you’re still having trouble deciding what to wear to your beach wedding, then go with something classic! Trendy pieces will eventually go out of style and might have you cringing when you’re flipping through your old wedding photos. With something timeless, you’ll be pleased with how handsome you looked!
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