What to wear to evening wedding reception uk male

Dressing up for a wedding can be quite challenging, especially if you've been invited to the evening reception and aren't entirely sure about the dress code. Should you go for formal, dress down, or smart-casual attire? What accessories and shoes will complement your dress the best? It's perfectly normal to have many questions, and you may feel a bit overwhelmed. I have a lot of weddings to attend soon since COVID-19 restrictions are starting to ease up.

Just follow Suit Direct's guide and discover the secret to selecting the perfect outfit for your loved one's special event.




Selecting an appropriate outfit for weddings can be a challenge for both men and women. The first step is to inquire about the dress code, especially if it hasn't been specified on the invitation. Check with the groom or the bride's family to avoid any confusion. Hey, bride-to-be! Just wanted to give you a tip to save some time and money. Instead of buying an outfit that you may end up returning, consider renting one for the special occasion.




If the dress code is smart-casual, it's great. But that doesn't mean you can wear your favorite shorts and sneakers to the event. Suit Direct recommends wearing your usual blazer, shirt, and trousers without a tie to maintain a relaxed feel.

To spruce up your outfit, try undoing the top button of your shirt (whether it be floral, checked, or a basic white) and pairing it with a sleek blazer. Opt for slim fits in neutral tones and plain trousers to complete the look.

Looking for some inspiration? We highly recommend these!

  • Ben Sherman Grey Texture Slim Fit Suit


  • Check out the stylish Ted Baker Grey Brushed Flannel Slim Fit Suit!


  • Check out the Scott by The Label Navy Plain Premier Fit Suit!





If you're attending a traditional evening reception, a black-tie outfit is the perfect choice. The timeless tuxedo is a classic for a reason, and it always looks amazing at any major event. To complete the look, wear black leather shoes, a crisp white shirt, and a pocket square for a touch of flair.

Try these on for size:

  • Scott by The Label Black Fit Dinner Suit


  • Occasions Black Regular Fit Tuxedo Suit


  • Check out the Limehaus Black Tonal Jacquard Slim Fit Suit!



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