What should a groom wear for a 3 p.m. wedding ceremony? We are having a cocktail hour immediately following the ceremony and then a dinner wedding reception. It seems odd for him to wear a gray tailcoat into the evening.
It used to be proper etiquette that tuxedos were not worn before 6 p.m., but the rules are more relaxed today. For a late-afternoon wedding ceremony with a dinner wedding reception to follow, it's fine for your groom and the other men in the wedding party to don tuxedos. Besides, they'll look more appropriate for the evening party.
Tuxedos + Attire
Attire for the Groom