Husband would rather not wear a suit. Ideas?

Hello! My husband and I are doing a vow renewal next spring. I plan to wear a formal gown (not sure if I want a wedding dress, but definitely want a floor length, fancy dress) and put my daughters in bridesmaid-type dresses. The problem is my husband would love to NOT wear a suit & jacket. He will if we can't find a suitable alternative, but I told him I'd look around for ideas. I'm not having a lot of luck, though.


Anybody out there have some ideas or pics they'd like to share of alternatives to a suit?

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm
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Canooknic
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FI is wearing a linen shirt & pants, our little boys are wearing the same shirts but with linen shorts instead of full length pants.

My brother is getting married the weekend after me and is planning on wearing a shirt, pants and a waistcoat - kind of like Simon Baker in The Mentalist - he'll look awesome!!
Posted on October 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm
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What about a vest, buttondown, and slacks?


What about a vest photo 3415261-1


Or he could do slacks and a button-down (with suspenders or a tie):


What about a vest photo 3415261-2


 

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm
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Maybe something like this he would go for


Maybe something like this photo 3415274-1Source


Maybe something like this photo 3415274-2


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Maybe something like this photo 3415274-3   Source

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm
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I too was going to suggest a vest.

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm
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Thanks for the photos and suggestions everybody! You guys are great! :) 


What my husband would like is the loose shirts the guy with flip flops are wearing. Even though I like that look, I think it wouldn't go with the rest of the wedding. Our venue is going to have a courtyard theme and I think the loose shirt with slacks looks more beachy. I'd love to run into a loose shirt look that isn't so beachy.


I love the Simon Baker look, but I don't think the hubby does. He's more Redneck than English Gentleman. LOL The jeans with a vest is kind of neat! Anybody want to weigh in on if that would go with my two daughters and I being dressed formally and the courtyard theme? 

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 3:57 am
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I love the idea of the vests! Still classy but a bit more relaxed!

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 4:02 am
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Could he wear jeans and just really dress up the shirt and tie?  Vest or no vest? 


I think it's worth playing around with as far as looks goes.  You have time to figure it out and you will.  Keep looking and something suitable will come up.


 


 

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 8:21 am
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Why not go with a downplayed western feel?  He could wear the vest and a nice pair of dress jeans that fit really well.  Get a nice pair of black dress boots.  That would be sharp!  Think Tim McGraw.   ;)

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 10:12 am
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The vests would be perfect.

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 11:49 am
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You all are giving me some great ideas! Thank you! I wish I could have you all come to my house one weekend when he's home this winter to help me figure this out. :)

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm
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I agree with the vest as well.  It seems to me that it would go perfectly with you and your daughters, and end up making you all happy.  That would be fun for all of us to get together to help plan in person.  : )

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm
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My groom wore jeans! Our wedding look may or may not be for you, but there are definitely some out there that have been done well & are beautiful with the guys in jeans. I'm posting from my phone, so I can't link or post pictures, but Google "Liesl & Kevin wedding". Liesl is Martha Stewart's assistant, and she was very bridal looking, and her groom Kevin wore jeans.
Posted on October 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm
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I would suggest the same thing as @beccabride, a relaxed shirt and pant combo usually would have been done at a seaside wedding but they're everywhere now, he could be very comfy in that!

Posted on October 14, 2012 at 1:54 am
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I also love the idea of wearing him a vest - looks so nice!

Posted on October 14, 2012 at 1:56 am
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Source heartloveweddings com Source photo 3415504-1


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Source heartloveweddings com Source photo 3415504-2


Source: Pinterest via Google image search (no more info available)


 

Posted on October 14, 2012 at 3:19 am
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Love the new suggestions! Thanks!! :)

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 2:14 am
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I like the idea of a vest...or just a nice shirt with a really cool tie! I found these sellers on etsy: type in "silk screened tie" in the search engine and a bunch pop up


http://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix?ref=seller_info


http://www.etsy.com/shop/RokGear?ref=seller_info


http://www.etsy.com/shop/projector?ref=seller_info


I may have my husband wear one of these ties for our photo shoot!...


Some tie pics mixed in below:


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Posted on October 15, 2012 at 3:58 am
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Nice! I bet my husband would like something like the next to last one -- a nice shirt and slacks with a tie. Thanks!

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 5:28 am
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Happy to help :)
I'm getting my husband the unicorn for our shoot, LOVE it!
Posted on October 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

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