I know that it’s not Wedding Wednesday yet, but after Mr. Wonderful and I spent an action-packed weekend plowing through the wedding to do list, I couldn’t help but share! We *finally* received the last of the addresses from our guests (and yes, I know it’s only 4 months away…good grief this took a long time!), the invitations were safely delivered to Mama Martini’s house (*squeal*!), our church-to-reception transportation was booked, and we FINALLY knocked out my current high-priority stress point – the tuxes!
As you may remember, we’re throwing a traditional Anglican wedding, with the ceremony beginning at 12 noon. Since a proper tuxedo is wildly inappropriate for that time of day, we opted to go for the most formal dress option gentlemen have during the daytime- the morning suit.
Now I know the morning suit can look a little “costume-like” to some people, with the whole ascot, top hat, and cane situation going on. But never fear ladies, we’re only doing this in the most tasteful (and palatable) manner! No ascot, no top hat, and certainly no gloves (it could be in the mid-80’s by that point, for goodness’ sake!) We’ll be replacing the ascot with a tie for Mr. W and his entourage, which will most likely coordinate with the bridesmaids’ dresses.
In fact, the gents will look most similar to one of our favorite grooms of all time:
That’s right, ladies! You can imagine my excitement when I realized that JFK donned the same morning suit and tie combo that our wedding party will be wearing. I figure that if the Kennedy clan did it, we can’t go wrong!
We also settled on the groomsmen’s gifts (which I won’t disclose, need to keep a little element of surprise here), which we’re quite happy with.
Have any of you been to a wedding with morning suits before? I’d love to hear all about it!