‘Tis the season to get married in the sunny setting of summer.
Summer weddings are awesome as long as it’s open bar, has good food, on a day of good weather and not on the beach so you won’t have to worry about getting sand in your shoes.
We love summer weddings especially when we’re not the ones getting married. All you have to do is put your party pants on and show up. Here are some of our tips to consider before you go.
What to Wear
In the summertime, linen suits are totally the way to go. Linen is an incredibly breathable fabric and looks the coolest when done in lighter shades of grey, blue and other soft neutrals.
Be the breeze in one of these awesome suits from the JackThreads Suit Shop.
If this is an outdoor wedding, invest in some Jesus sandals. If this is an indoor wedding, invest in a pair of Brooklyn Boot derby shoes.
What To Bring
If you’re old school or have a big Italian family, then you’ve been to weddings where the bride and groom pass around a huge envelope for cash. It’s been a long tradition for guests to simply bring money as a gift, allowing the bride and groom to spend it as they see fit.
Nowadays it’s a little more complicated than that; people set up registries, and depending on how close you are with the person you are expected to pick something off of it and buy it. If this is the case, check out the registry as soon as possible – you don’t want to get stuck with having the option of buying the newlyweds a $500 blender or a $1,000 massage chair.
If you’re willing to pass on the registry, give cash. If you don’t know how much to bring then follow this rule of thumb: Cover the estimated cost of the plate, and then some! (The “some” here depends on how much you love the bride or groom.)
There are a few simple things to keep in mind when you attend a wedding. Don’t drink too much, eat all of the food during cocktail hour because it’s probably delicious, and dance it all off on the dance floor.
If you had four drinks during cocktail hour, cut it back a bit. Don’t be that guy who gets drunk enough to try and pull a move on the bride. You don’t want your antics to be one of the only thing people remember about the wedding. And people don’t forget.
Be polite. Tip the bartender.
This is an absolute must: Don’t be afraid to get your boogie on. You’re not too cool for the dance floor. Grab an unsuspecting victim (maybe your date if she’s behaving herself) and get out on the floor and bust a move. Seriously, it will encourage others to join you, and you’ll get a reputation for being the life of the party. You get a plus for incorporating corny dance moves like these.