Thursday, June 2, 2011

What should my officiant wear??


Hi ESB,

My best friend M is marrying my FH and me in October and we are trying to decide what he should wear to perform the ceremony. FH is wearing a gray suit and I am wearing an off-white vintage dress. What do you think of M wearing a light blue suit (like a vintage blue color)? Or maybe dress pants, vest, tie and sneaks? The wedding is cocktail casual, I think light blue and gray and off white would look nice all together.

You have any ideas on where I should look? We are on a budget too, of course.

Thanks!!
xo


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NO VEST + TIE WITHOUT A JACKET. Not a fan. Never been a fan.

It'll just make M look like a) he forgot his jacket or b) he was too cheap to buy one.

Focus on finding a great suit that fits. Who gives a sh*t what color it is?

I highly recommend Wasteland for second-hand suit shopping. (We bought H's Jil Sander there for about $200.)

The Flashdance, who is always well turned-out, swears by Jake Vintage: "like an episode of mad men. the main dude there, jonathan, is a fucking gem."

Photo of Jon Hamm courtesy of Best Life Magazine

18 comments:

  1. That Jon Hamm, he can wear a suit.

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  2. If your officiant gets a a nice dark suit he can wear it to all future suit-wearing activities! If he has a suit in light blue, he can't.

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  3. Oh man, when I read light blue I had a vision of a scene from "Dumb and Dumber." I agree with Miss K above, and I think dark (not necessarily black, but a darker shade of gray?) will be just fine.

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  4. anonymous read my mind. i thought of the top hats even.

    anyway, i thought all men had at least one suit? my brother officiated our wedding and owns a tie company, so neckwear wasn't an issue and he already owns a few suits. we let him wear one of his dark suits and it was fine. if he owns a suit, as long as it isn't some crazy color, let him wear that. if not, go find him a nice dark colored suit he can wear to future dressy occasions.

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  5. Agree with anon that light blue = dumb and dumber!

    Btw my husband just started wearing suits for work and I'm at a loss as to what looks good (the pants always seem weirdly droopy). So please esb continue to post man-suit stuff.

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  6. He should obvously just wear Jon Hamm. But then, if it were me, I might not get married.

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  7. We got my husband's suit for our wedding via Haute Look. It's a designer suit that retailed for $600; we got it for $199. Sign up here: http://www.hautelook.com/invite/416121. You should also sign up for Gilt Groupe: http://www.gilt.com/invite/nicoleboddington - they are currently having a Michael Kors suit sale. Good luck! xo.

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  8. Just have Jon Hamm officiate your wedding.

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  9. Hi guys! Thanks for all the advice! I should have been more clear, I didn't mean powder blue, I just meant not navy. Something more like this: http://www1.bloomingdales.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=522975&CategoryID=10257

    but one that doesn't cost 600 smackers:)

    ESB, I'll def check out Wasteland and Jake Vintage. You're the best.

    xo

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  10. @CC unless your officiant friend M is trendy (and skinny) it would be hard to pull off and re-wear that Marc Jacobs suit even though it looks cool.

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  11. Hey ESB,

    I haven't even read this post yet, but none of that matters. My day just started off in the right way with that vision you used as your image. Thanks girl.

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  12. I echo you @snarkycat - I was already having the grumps until I saw that. Now I'm calm. I will imagine all people in my day as Hamm, and I will be nice to them.

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  13. Also, I was more referencing the color, not the style.

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  14. mmmmm Hamm......

    sorry, what was the topic again?

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  15. the light blue suit idea sounds kinda cool to me (provided it's not a ruffled tux), but only if : 1) he already owns a light blue suit and 2) it's perfectly tailored and he doesn't look like my grandpaw when we wears it.

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