Realistically, as a guy, most of your major planning was done when you found a fantastic way to pop the question. While you should by no means lay back and let her plan everything, it is important to know that most of the planning will go the way she wants and has envisioned since she was small. Whatever the plans for the wedding, your next major planning move is to dress the part. Here is a short guide on fitting the part.
One of the first things to consider is the time of the wedding, as the time of the wedding is extremely important in choosing the appropriate attire. If the wedding is before 5:00 pm, it is appropriate to wear a lounge suit, a morning coat, casual attire or an informal suit.
Take the weather into consideration. No matter the time, use common sense and consult your bride and the wedding planner, if you have one. If you are having a wedding during the day in extremely hot or humid weather, your attire may need to adjust to the weather.
Next, take into consideration the type of wedding. If your wedding is going to be on the informal side, like at a beach hotel or a boat, a business suit, a shirt (may want to take into consideration the bride’s opinion as to color), tie (if you want to), and even a casual hat could work. Wearing a tie is optional as you may not want to bring formality to your informal theme. If you have a wedding party, figure out with your bride if you want the wedding party to match. This way you can get your party to shop together or at least have a color scheme going. If the wedding will actually be held at the beach, you may want to go casual. Nice khaki pants and loose-flowing shirt, such as a tropic style “guayabera” will work perfectly. If held at a later time in the day, a blazer or sports coat may be helpful, in case it gets cold.
Do not forget about your shoes! Regardless of the day time, theme and weather, it is important to have the right type of shoes. Classy dress shoes will not look right for your beach wedding, whereas flip flops or no shoes could do the trick. Flip flops or no shoes route will not look appropriate if you are having your wedding in a more formal setting.
Finally, tungsten rings to complete the entire ensemble.