What To Wear To A Beach Wedding – A Guide For Men Guests
What to Wear to a Beach Wedding - A Guide for Men Guests
All of us might have a clear idea of what to wear to a wedding (either in the church, indoors, or a garden) but, have you ever wondered what to wear to a beach wedding? The usual formal wear could be a bit over the top and uncomfortable and, unless otherwise indicated by the bride and groom, T-shirts or swimsuits are unnecessary. You’ll know soon that the beach wedding dress code can be trickier than it seems… and simplicity is everything.
There are several things to consider when getting an outfit for a wedding on the beach, and these are the location and the wedding invitation – they may give you a clue about the type of clothes you should wear and what they expect from you as an attendee.
First up, it’s important to consider the location of the beach. A Caribbean beach wedding guest’s outfit might not be the same as for a wedding on the French Riviera or by the English Channel. If it’s a tropical celebration you should consider the possibility of bad weather, and be ready to anticipate humidity and even some rain – and even a backup suit just in case!
Analysing the location of the beach might help you decide what to wear. You cannot simply think the beach wedding will be something between a beach party and a BBQ! Where the party is will help you to judge what sort of men outfits are appropriate – you need a versatile look to move from the water, wind, sun and sand to the venue. It may be OK to go sockless or wear sandals (not flip-flops).
Style tips for what to wear as a beach wedding guest outfit: colours, materials, and accessories
You must choose your men’s outfit wisely for an outdoor ceremony, and you need to keep the time of year in mind and do some research on average temperatures. Long sleeves and heavy fabrics in August can be uncomfortable in some countries.
Beach locations for outdoor celebrations might mean staying out in the midday sun for a few hours. If possible, take extra sun protection cream and bring a pair of sunglasses – mosquito repellent could be useful too!
If your dress code includes a classic suit, protect yourself – and your suit – with an undershirt that will help to banish sweat. It may not keep you cool enough, but you will be glad to keep your jacket in a good condition all day long – and it’s one of the secrets to getting the longest life from your suit jacket.
If opting for a linen three-piece suit, be certain to look for light fabrics and simple prints, that will keep you cool. In addition to suits, a linen waistcoat is perfect for beach weddings and they are easy to translate to the wedding reception afterwards when you can add the jacket and complete the look.
How do you put together a smart casual outfit for a wedding? A linen shirt and a pair of trousers are the basics for looking good in a semi-formal outfit for beach wedding guests.
Thus, at Dobell Menswear we would recommend keeping a colour-neutral palette (light blue, white, cream, tan, khaki, camel, sand...), and wearing warm to light clothes if the wedding is in Europe or America. Otherwise, darker colours are also recommended if the celebration starts at sunset. However, if it’s an Indian or Balinese beach wedding, brighter colour garments (burgundy, blood orange, lily…) are must-haves - just look for Nick Jonas and attendees’ outfits.
Men’s accessories for a beach wedding? Sure! There’s a wide range of men’s accessories perfect for glamming up your guest outfit look: men’s braces or a pocket square will add an elegant touch to any men outfit. A great smart casual outfit for a wedding can be accomplished by swapping your formal shoes for boat shoes or slip-on dress shoes for men, such as moccasins or loafers.
Simplicity is everything, especially when it comes to dressing for a beach wedding if you are a guest. The key is wearing comfortable clothes and take into account how formal the venue will be. And don’t forget that the best thing about buying a men’s outfit for a beach wedding is you’re buying something for the beach and beyond! A linen suit can be wearable for many more events in hotter days.