Wearing a formal wedding suit in the middle of summer should be considered an Olympic event. Despite the thermometer creeping into upper double digits, most of us are expected to calmly watch or participate in the festivities. While pretending there aren’t sweat stains blossoming under our armpits. And yet, there are plenty of stylish men who look entirely fresh donning suits in the heat and humidity. What’s their attire-related secret for staying cool and comfortable in those outfits? It all comes down to choosing from the right lightweight suits for hot weather that fit both the weather and the occasion. […]
Tradition dictates that groom and groomsmen rent tuxes for the big event. Today, there are so many more options. You will likely choose to go with groomsmen wear such as suits or other alternatives. This can save both money and make the guys more interesting to look at. Here are some ideas for more non traditional or casual wedding attire … 1) If not tuxes, what DO the groomsmen wear? Even “casual” tuxedos have a formal air about them that may not be a good fit your wedding. There’s also the added time of getting everyone to the store. Not […]
If you are like most couples today, your wedding budget is (at least) a bit tight. The good news is when you have a plan, it’s so much easier to stay on budget when planning your wedding. Know what you can spend in each area, then keeping track of how much money you have committed and how much you have left. Think of your wedding as any other large purchase: you want to keep the cost at or below a certain number. The obvious first step is knowing that number. 1. Set Your Wedding Budget Before you begin planning, have […]
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An upscale brand name department store we are not allowed to name has a well kept secret: their own bridal suite stocked with over 1,800 beautifully-crafted gowns and accessories for everyone in the bridal party, including: Brides: wedding dresses, reception dresses, shoes, jewelry, clutches & accessories Bridesmaids & Mothers: dresses, shoes, jewelry, clutches & accessories Flower Girls: dresses, shoes & accessories Groom & Men: suits, shoes, shirts, ties & accessories Ringbearers: attire & shoes Find out which department store this is, plus current offers, here.
For those of us venturing into the world of mens dress shoes for the first time, it may seem like a foreign land. The terminology is so different from womens shoes! Here’s a short primer on popular styles: Mens Oxford Shoes. In practice the term “oxford” has become somewhat generic; shoesellers may describe any leather mens dress shoe as oxfords. They do, however, tend to be lace-up styles with enclosed laces, which creates a sleeker and more formal look. Mens Patent Leather Shoes. Patent leather is a shiny leather. You will find patent leather shoes in several styles, but they […]
(Note: Visit the new MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com Mens Formal and Dress Shoes section here.) By Mike Pritchard Dressing up a man for a formal occasion is not a very hard thing to do. They just have to know what shirts, pants and accessories to wear, and then they are good to go. Here are men’s formal fashion tips that might be of use to all you guys out there. When choosing the right shirt, white can be the most recommended, but it can also be the most boring. For black-tie events, white is till the option but in a more relaxed setting, […]