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A Gentleman's Guide to Dressing for Spring Weddings April 24, 2019

Wallingford Center, New Haven County
A Gentleman's Guide to Dressing for Spring Weddings, Wallingford Center, Connecticut

Spring is a popular time for weddings. The blooming greenery symbolizes rejuvenation and joy, while the mild weather makes for an occasion that’s neither too chilly nor uncomfortably hot. If you’ve been invited to a wedding as a guest or a groomsman, you’ll need to know what seasonally appropriate men’s formal wear you’ll need for the event. The overview below will help you find the best attire. 

What to Know About Men’s Formal Wear for Spring Weddings

Formal vs. Informal

First determine whether the couple is having a formal or informal dress affair. For a formal event or black tie optional, you’ll need a suit or a tuxedo. If it’s a white tie event, you’ll need a long-tailed tuxedo. Cocktail, semi-formal, and dressy casual all call for a suit with a tie. If you’re a groomsman, your chosen clothing may need to incorporate the wedding colors in the accessories, such as your pocket square, shirt, tie, or socks. Ask the groom what’s appropriate. 

Day vs. Night

men's formal wearThe time of the wedding will dictate the color range and material selection to look at while in the men’s formal wear section. A daytime formal wedding, for instance, will often require a morning suit, which incorporates a long morning coat, a waistcoat, and formal trousers. If you’re a guest, try lighter colors — think pigeon blue, light gray, tan, or even lilac for the adventurous, paired with brown or tan dress shoes — since they’re usually best for weddings during the day. At night, you should go darker with navy blue, black, and charcoal. 

Outdoor vs. Indoor 

Your choice of fabric will depend on the time of year and location. A seaside wedding in the warmth of late spring, for instance, may call for a linen suit. If the wedding is outside and will go from day to night, select versatile materials like mohair blends or light wools. Pick accessories, such as vests, that can be layered to provide extra warmth as the temperature goes down. 


If you’ve got a wedding a coming up and need men’s formal wear, visit Zaccariello’s Tailor & Formal Wear in Wallingford, CT. Since 1966, this family-owned shop has been a trusted location for quality tuxedo and suit rentals. They carry designs for all occasions, including prom and weddings. You can also find all the tuxedo accessories to complete your look, from cummerbunds to patent leather shoes. Visit their website to view their available tuxedos and sizes. Call them today at (203) 269-8652 to schedule a fitting appointment. 

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