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Marcus Troy How to get dress for a wedding

How to dress for a wedding? This past weekend my friend Teddy Points decided to tie the knot with his long time girlfriend and he invited me to his wedding. I’ve been to a few weddings in my day and I always found it fun to get dressed up and attend these glorious moments. In the past I would find myself dressing a bit more traditional, you know a suit and a tie. These days I am feeling a bit non-traditional, I still want to look sharp, clean and standout but I want to remain respectful to the bride & the groom in my attire.

I decided to wear a fitted blazer by Diesel, a slim fit dress suit shirt by Hugo Boss, lightweight dress pants by Uniqlo, a bow-tie, a Nautica watch and shoes by Vans OTW which looked amazing. I was inspired by a modern day James Bond. The Vans OTW’s really made the outfit stand out! The white bottoms, plaid upper and leather toe cap made it look very sexy and match my outfit perfectly. Oh I forgot to mention a spray of my Play Eau de Toilette by Givenchy (James Bond Cologne)

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How To dress for a wedding a Marcus Troy guide ( 5 tips)

1. Always dress age appropriate.

I think it is always best to dress age appropriate, I don’t mean your age I mean the age of the bride and the groom. You’re going to want to dress differently if you’re attending a young adults wedding vs your parents friends wedding.

2. Ties vs Bow-ties

Traditionally people usually wear ties but you can switch it up and break tradition if you dare to. When dressing for a wedding you want to look as fresh as the groom but not too much. I prefer to see the groom in a bow tie I think it is a better look, why not get fresh as well and trow on a bow-tie. If you can get a real bow-tie it is even better! I always suggest that you wear some sort of tie, the guys who don’t wear ties really don’t look wedding appropriate.

3. Suits

Like I said earlier I usually wear suits but this time I wanted to switch it up and wear something different. I decided to wear some lightweight and light colored pants from UNIQLO. When paired up with the right outfit these pants look very dressy. You want to make sure you find the right pants! pairing it up with the blazer and shirt may be a little difficult. If you can have your pants pressed to get that seam down the front, you will look cleaner than a whistle.

4. Weather

You should always dress for the weather. If you’re going to wear a suit make sure it’s a lightweight or summer suit, you don’t want to be that guy sweating buckets stuck outside in the blazing sun in a wool suit.

5. Shoes

I’m pretty sure the question of what shoes has been a debate in some households for some time. I decided to wear sneakers which is a big no, no in some cases. Again you want to be respectful to the bride and the groom. The age of the bride and groom might play a role in your decision. The first time I saw someone wear sneakers to a wedding it was Will Smith in the show, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It was so dope and rebellious that I swore to myself I would get married in sneakers. If you do decide to wear sneakers to a wedding don’t be surprised if you get the evil looks from the old folks! You have to make sure that the sneakers are not offensive with crazy colours or logos. You really want the sneakers to blend in well with your outfit.

I hope you enjoyed my guide on how to dress for a wedding!

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17 Comments so far

  1. wbernard July 5th, 2010 11:44 am

    @marcustroy i’ve never seen anyone dressed like that at any wedding I’ve been too. I’m sure the pants and sneakers turned a lot of heads. bold moves that paid off. good job!

  2. KID K.I.C.K.S. July 5th, 2010 12:32 pm

    Great post. I like the fact that you went with an outfit that was not traditional. I’m sure people at the wedding looked you up and down and reacted with mixed reviews. I think it’s totally acceptable to wear Sneakers to a wedding as long as it compliments your suit or outfit without drawing too much attention.

    On my wedding day, I wore a DS Pair of Air Jordan 11 Concords (that I saved specifically for my wedding) with a Black Stripes on Black Hugo Boss tailored suit. An Ermenegildo Zegna combination of white french cuff shirt, white suit vest, white tie and white pocket handkerchief.

    I continued to personalize my look that day with a set of Hugo Boss headphone cuff links in brass. Since I was wearing a French cuff shirt with cuff links, I opted to not wear a watch that day since it was too much details around the wrist and hand area. Even the nicest slim suit watch would get lost in French cuffs with links. If you need to know the time that day, just ask your best man since he’ll be by your side up until you leave the Church with your new Bride on your arm.

    Since I decided to wear a VERY special pair of sneakers on my wedding day, I also decided to outfit my best man and groomsmen in Air Jordan sneakers. Thank God they all LOVED the idea and went through with it. Well at least I know they were all very comfortable that night.

    Sorry for the long comment, but I felt I needed to share my experiences in wearing sneakers to a wedding, especially when it was mine.

    Keep up the great work.


  3. Cesar1n July 5th, 2010 12:34 pm

    It looks like really cool fit. I would love to see a full pic of the outfit.

  4. esco July 5th, 2010 1:04 pm

    what up Marcus esco here, did not see a link to the pants what model are they?
    with kind regards,

  5. Marcus July 5th, 2010 1:04 pm

    @KID K.I.C.K.S.: Thanks for sharing such a personal story! I would love to see pics if you have any.

  6. JSawyer86 July 5th, 2010 12:13 pm

    @marcustroy impressive wedding ensemble!

  7. eric July 5th, 2010 1:55 pm

    As someone that got married in sneakers, I can fully agree with your assessment. It adds a nice twist, and a bit of humor to an already joyous occasion. I got plenty of compliments on that move after the wedding. That being said though, not every family will be as open minded about your choice, so you should seriously run it by folks before you commit.

    These are what i wore to mine:

  8. KID K.I.C.K.S. July 5th, 2010 4:23 pm

    ^^^Eric. Nice choice with the Converse Chucks.

    not sure if this works, but here’s links to my wedding day outfit.



  9. illotheory July 5th, 2010 5:35 pm

    @marcustroy Hey marcus what type of camera do you use? Just curious.

  10. Teddy Points July 5th, 2010 9:47 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to put thought into how you were going to dress for my wedding. Your look was on point and i like that!
    the good thing is that there were a lot more young people at my wedding then the traditional wedding and because of that people were able to appreciate the look.

    but i have to say that I was pretty GQ’d out myself, it took me 4 months to find the right fitting suit!! loll

    my luv and respect

    T Points

  11. Mrkimsays July 6th, 2010 12:48 pm

    @marcustroy coolies! @Vans_66

  12. marrr July 11th, 2010 8:27 am

    wow, what an awful decision to wear VANS to a WEDDING???? are you serious, if i were the groom id kick you out of the wedding. i mean, you could have chosen boat shoes or something but VANS!!!! you have no sense in style at all my friend, not James Bond inspired at all either. smfh

  13. king July 25th, 2010 7:20 am

    friend of mine wore the Versa to a wedding recently as well – great minds.

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  15. modi December 4th, 2010 3:04 pm

    that was pretty cool. what happened to the final product though?! the full body picture, all hetero?

  16. AttanasioBruno August 6th, 2011 8:09 am

    First of all I would say joy, Because to know how to dress we must feel the joy of doing it, and I found this in your style, really amazing , simple colors , simple combinations, as you said the black sneakers , stand out the outfit , yeah they are really awesome, thank you for sharing this with us, it really opened my mind, Good Post Brother.

    P.S. I need To Buy a New White Shirt ahahahaha

    One Luv

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