July 10, 2008

Skip the Black Tux

Traditions, traditions, traditions..... I see so many couples feeling pressured to stay within traditions for their wedding. Many of my clients would ask me hesitantly, "Um, is that okay to do? Is that going against tradition?" My answer? DO WHAT FEELS RIGHT TO YOU!

Yes, there are certain traditions and etiquettes that I still like to follow, such as not posting registry information on your invitation. But for the most part, I think you should follow your heart when you're planning your wedding. It really should reflect who you are. Don't be afraid to be creative, and to think outside the box.

My cute, cute Stanford couple Sarah and Nico (picture shown here on top) decided to skip the black tux. It was too formal and stuffy for their fun outdoor wedding at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga. They chose gray suits from Banana Republic for all the guys, and it looked perfect with the sage green ties!

My adorable Hollywood couple Katie and Eric could not stand the thought of having the guys wear shiny black loafers with their suits. Instead, they got everyone black converse--comfortable, stylish and different! What did Katie wear? A pair of sexy red stilettos with her vintage-style gown!

Bottom two photos by Angie Silvy www.angiesilvy.com

1 comment:

  1. This is such a great message Jubilee!

    Couples should let comfort factor into the decision making at some point because if you're not comfortable, too formal or physically uncomfortable, you won't be able to enjoy the wedding and won't have as much fun at the reception.

    We chose black suits with classic ties for our wedding. We did include vests to dress the suit up a bit but the tux would have been all wrong for the guys wearing them.


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