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Wedding Series 1: Part III – Eloping for Men 101

While a lot of attention goes to the bride during the elopement, there’s no reason that you can’t share the spotlight. So how do you get ready for one of the biggest days of your life? First, take a deep breath. Second, it’s time to go shopping.

Suit Up

Suit or tux? Do you want to dress like James Bond or Lebron? With a wide range of suit styles, it’s easy for men to leave a store scratching their heads. For those who are eloping on a Hornblower cruise during warm weather, go nautical with a navy blazer and white linen trousers. Or when in doubt, choose a classic black suit. Make sure to get it tailored. A perfectly tailored suit looks like a million bucks without breaking the bank.

Dancing Shoes

Let’s be honest. The big day is a big deal, but most people want to buy clothes and shoes that they’ll wear again. A good rule of thumb is to always choose shoes that are darker than your suit. If you really want to mix things up, pair your outfit with Chuck Taylors. To go for the nautical theme, pick navy or red. It’s an offbeat look that will also keep you comfortably on your toes on the dance floor.

Hair Us Out

A haircut is one of the easiest things you can get to change your entire look. When Casey eloped with Kristal, his only desire was “a haircut and a real shower” to help him get ready after working on an oil rig in North Dakota. You’ll appreciate a well-groomed look, especially when you share your wedding pictures.

The big day is all about the bride, but why not dress to impress?

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