Mens Wedding Guest Outfits

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Finding Mens Clothes for a Wedding Guest

There are hundreds of what to wear for women, but what about the boys? If you’re looking for the perfect thing to wear to a wedding then you’ve come to the right place. Mens wedding guest outfits are easy, no matter the occasion we got you covered. Make sure you know what type of wedding it is on the invitation, and the location of it before you really start looking for what to wear. Once you have those you are all set to find the look that looks best on you. 

A couple things to consider while choosing what to wear; are you bringing a date, or are you going alone. Typically, if you’re going with someone you should talk about colors beforehand so you can be prepared. If you’re going alone then you have all the freedom you want in the choice of what to wear. The other thing to consider is the location. If the location is a park or a beach, then you can go for a different style than you would if it’s a church wedding. In general just trust your gut on what you think is acceptable. 


What should Men Wear to a Wedding?

While picking your outfit you should check the invitation to make sure you have the dress code, and from there you’ll be set to find the perfect look. Some simple don’ts to keep in mind while looking; don’t wear shorts (even if it’s hot),  don’t wear casual shoes (sandals or sneakers), and of course don’t wear white. I would also recommend staying away from colors the groom, and groomsmen are wearing.

No Dress Code

For most it is a relief to see this on the invite. You can generally go for something you maybe already have. Still dont wear shorts or sandals, but you can go with a nice button down and pants (dark denim may be okay) . A casual tie that makes it look good, but you don’t need the full suit. It’s always better to be slightly overdressed than underdressed, just don’t outshine the groom.

Casual Mens Wedding Guest Attire

Casual wedding outfits are as easy as it gets, they usually put causal on there so you don’t feel the need to go out and buy something new. Put on some nice slacks and a blazer, you can wear a suit if you want, but you don’t have to overthink it. You should definitely wear a color, leave the balck suit at home, and try some prints!

Semi-Formal Mens Wedding Guest Attire

Semi-formal can be looked at like business casual. You should go for a nice navy or black suit with a tie/bow tie. You can accessorize as you want, so if you feel too casual you can add a little to spice it up. Some materials will look fancier than others, so if you don’t want to be too casual then go for a fancier material.

Formal/Black Tie Mens Wedding Attire

Formal may be the easiest one to dress for. This generally means they want you in a black tuxedo, white tuxedo shirt, and a bow tie. This is meant to be formal so stay away from suits. Obviously, black tie means black and white are the acceptable colors.

What are the best Mens Summer Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas?

Summer weddings are perfect for tying out a patterned suit or a suit that is a light color. Khakis are generally a good go to item for summer weather, and they are easy to pair brighter colors with. Also, try to find something made from a light fabric so you don’t die in the heat.

What are the best Fall Wedding Guest Outfits for Men?

Fall outfits should be darker colors, like burgundy and forest green. This is the best time for suits because you wont die of heat  and you won’t be too cold, so find a fabric that’s comfortable. Fall comes with a lot of good options for ties and blazer colors, so try a few out.

What are the best Men’s Spring Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas?

Spring is great for lighter colors, similar to summer, and printed ties. Go for a fun button down shirt and a solid suit. You don’t really need to worry about what the weather will be like because it should be nice, but just in case bring something a little warmer if it is a night wedding.

What are the best Winter Wedding Guest Outfits for Men?

Winter weddings are great for colors associated with the holidays, or rich colors in general. Mostly darker colors work best for winter weddings. You will want to find a thicker suit material so that it keeps you warm. If you know it is going to be cold then consider getting a scarf and maybe a bigger coat. If it ends up being warm then you can leave it in the car. 

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Nordstrom is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a variety of different styles. You can find casual to formal looks at Nordstrom. You will have a ray of name brand and cheaper options to choose from. They are one of the best places to check out if you need inspiration.

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Mens Wearhouse is always a great option, and they can give you an isite on what’s in style, and how to dress for what the invitation says if you still are unsure. They are super helpful and care about making sure you’re happy. They also have tailors in house, so you can get that perfect fit.

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The tie bar is one of our favorites. They have great quality items and they come at a really good price. Their styles are hip and will keep you looking good. Their items are some of our favorites because of the wide variety they offer.


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Surprisingly amazon has a lot of options for styles. You will find lesser known brands, but you can rely on the reviews to tell it to you straight. You can find almost anything on amazon, especially size inclusive items.

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Bow Ties

Bow ties are traditional for a tuxedo, but often forgotten about when people choose suits. It is up to your personal style, and what type of look you’re going for. They come in so many styles and cool ways they can be knotted! If you’re thinking about bow ties, definitely do it. 


Ties are always in style, and they come in a large variety of options. You can choose the width of the tie and the patter. You can’t go wrong with a nice tie, and you’ll always be able to use it again in the future. Ties are a key part in the look you’re going for and can be a gamer changer.

Pocket Squares

Pocket squares are the nice splash of color that can be added to your look. You can play around and mix them up as much as you want, and they look great when complimented by the shirt and tie. They are a great thing to add if you’re worried you are too underdressed.

Closing Thoughts

No matter what dress code is, you can find what you need without having to go crazy. If it is a seasonal wedding and you want to know what’s best, or you just need help with what the dress code means, then we got your back. Always take into consideration the location and weather. Once you have a pretty good understanding of the atmosphere choosing a look will be much easier. You don’t want to get stuck burning in your wool suit that you wore to a summer wedding. Generally people don’t want their guest to have to go out and buy a new suit just for their wedding, so if something at home works then go for it. Feel free to look at some of our other articles if you want more description on what to wear, and how to wear it.


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