Brotherly Advice: Weekend Wedding

Brotherly Advice: Weekend Wedding

 by Josh Owen of Willard Randall

Summer is upon us, and that means pretty much every one of your friends is getting married! The weekend wedding will take up almost every other weekend on your calendar. So to help you out, we’ll be breaking down what you need to pack for any weekend wedding.

The Essentials:

  • 1 Suit - Make sure it’s a lightweight suit. Typically for summer you want a lighter color and lighter fabric. You don’t want to be caught in 90-degree weather in all wool. Also when I say “lighter” I don’t mean white. Stay away from white…far, far away. No one wants to dance with a sweaty man in a white suit…no one!
  • 3 Button-Up Shirts - Make sure you give yourself some options, whether it’s in color or pattern. Usually the rule is 1 white, 1 solid color and 1 patterned shirt.
  • 2 Pairs Of Pants - A dark option and a lighter option.
  • 1 Pair Of Jeans - Preferably a nice pair with a dark wash.
  • 2 Pairs Of Shoes - A casual pair or your favorite sneakers and a dressier pair for the wedding and nicer dinners.
  • 1 Pair Of Shorts & Your Favorite Shirt - This will be for the down times and helping setup. Trust me, you will be helping setup!
  • Underwear And Socks - It may seem stupid to list these, but going commando at a summer wedding isn’t a great idea.

The Extras:

  • A Dopp Kit - With all your travel toiletries.
  • A Watch Or Pocket Watch - If you bring a watch with multiple Nato bands, you can make one watch look like multiple, or if you want to look even more dapper bring a pocket watch.
  • 1 Reversible Belt - Who wants to keep pulling their pants up on the dance floor? No one is the answer!
  • 1 Flask - It never hurts to have a little liquid courage.
  • A Pair Of Sunglasses - It’s a summer wedding…It’s definitely going to be sunny!
  • Fun Neckwear - It doesn’t matter if it’s a necktie or a bowtie, look for something fun, but crazy! A simple pattern or subtle polka dot makes a huge difference and it will make your look stand out amongst the sea of monochromatic looks.

Quick Packing Tip:

  • When packing, fold your clothes and roll your under garments. Use your rolled underwear and undershirts to fill in the space between the rest of your clothes. The more space in your bag the more wrinkled you’ll see when unpacking. Also put your socks in your shoes; it’s a great way to save space.

WEEKEND WEDDING BLOG Brothers and CraftPost and pictures supplied by Josh Owen.