13 Feb 2018
1 min read
When you’re a wedding guest, your one and only job is to make sure the celebration is lit. And trust us when we say that there’s nothing better than partying till breakfast time in a well-tailored, fuss-free suit. So make sure you don’t make the error of falling into the boring-tux trap: this wedding season, seize the opportunity to go bolder with your colours or the patterns on your ensemble. After all, the rules are looser than ever, fellas, and the only message out there is to take a risk.
I vow to honour and cherish the reception
To start with, almost all post-ceremony wedding parties, today, are often either filled with very dull moments or very chaotic surprises. So it absolutely ought to be your mission to be an active attendee, and that doesn’t necessarily mean shotgunning with the groom or bride, but rather partaking on the dance ﬂoor and off.
I vow to rethink ‘The Black Tie’
It’s a given that everyone ought to and should look their best at a formal wedding. But too often, receptions are a never-ending sea of ill ﬁtting tuxes, most of them just plucked out from your old closet dating back to the ’90s. So, give yourself a change with a bold-but-still-classic rig that’s all the rage today. Then, make the most of your shirt and bow tie, and voila, you’re done.
I vow to go big with the bow
And finally, with an oversized bow tie, you’re committing to the black tie look as much as the betrothed to each other. Just remember floppy ties can be tricky. So make sure you learn how to tie them well.