What To Marry People In?
August 27, 2011 10:22 AM Subscribe
I'm performing a marriage ceremony in Los Angeles this September. What do I wear?
posted by hermitosis to clothing, beauty, & fashion (16 answers total)
Everything about the wedding is non-traditional, though considerations are being made to keep parents happy. The wedding colors are black, gold, and dark green, and I know the groom and the groomsmen are wearing black suits, though again these are not normal people and there is definitely going to be a strong offbeat, non-christian (perhaps even slightly occult) vibe.
I know I am meant to stand out from the party a bit, and there is a lot of room to play with how this should be accomplished (early on they asked me if I could rock a peacock-feather cloak like the one in the Highlander movie, but this turned out to be impractical for a variety of reasons).
I'm really good at making things (props, accents, embellishments, vestments) but I can't sew my own clothes or anything. I thought it might be interesting to play up the "gold" aspect of the color scheme, but I'm having a hard time imagining what it would all look like, let alone finding a gold suit that doesn't make me look like I'm working a swingers club. I would like to at least have SOME ideas when I talk to the bride next week, so that she doesn't feel pressured to come up with everything on her own.
Here are some catches:
- I'm in NYC, wedding is in Los Angeles, and I will have little to no time after I arrive to shop or hunt for stuff.
- I'm 6'3, skinny, and have very long arms, which makes it difficult for me to wear any sort of jacket off-the-rack, and makes me a little hesitant about buying stuff online.
Anyhow, I'm just in brainstorming mode right now, so I figured I'd turn AskMe loose on it. Thanks!