While it’s perfectly fine to wear casual clothing such as a Hawaiian or tropical shirt and shorts or casual pants if you’re having a more casual beach wedding, many couples choose to go a bit more formal, even when they will be tying the knot next to the water on a beautiful beach. If you’re a groom who intends to wear a suit, we have a few tips to ensure you’ll be cool and comfortable – not to mention the most handsome man in attendance!
The color you choose depends on whether you have more traditional taste, or are not intimidated by wearing pastel colors. A suit in mint green, pale yellow, or even powder blue is ideal for a Hawaii beach wedding, as these colors look beautiful against the background of pale sand and deep blue sea. However, if this isn’t your style, you may want to go with a white, gold, or light gray suit. Consider the colors the bride and bridesmaids will be wearing so that your suit color doesn’t clash. While a black tux is fine if you want to go really formal, consider the warm temperatures in Hawaii, and the fact that black absorbs the heat.
Loud patterns and subtle prints give you a more casual look. Soft, woven textures, a paisley tie, pin stripes, a brightly colored shirt – those with outgoing personalities often like to really play it up when in a tropical setting, which can make for fabulous wedding photographs. No need to be too conservative, unless that’s just really your style.
Lightweight materials are ideal for the beach! The heat isn’t the only thing that may have you sweating – exchanging vows can be unnerving for many grooms. When choosing the perfect suit, look for lightweight fabrics such as linen. A lightweight material will help you keep your cool.
A loose fit is best. A loose, roomy suit offers a more casual, relaxed look than one that is cut too tightly. Wide pant legs are great or choose a breezy button-down top with short or 3/4 length sleeves in place of a jacket.
What style is best? A full tuxedo may be a bit much for a Hawaii beach wedding, considering it may be heavy and hot. A single-breasted jacket with two buttons or a vest paired with a shirt and tie is ideal.
The bride shouldn’t be the only person in the wedding party to get all of the attention! By selecting the right suit, you’ll be the center of attention as well – especially the bride’s attention.
Planning a destination beach wedding in Hawaii? At Hawaii Weddings, we’re all about making your day perfect and creating beautiful, lasting memories.