Q: What should the guys wear when the wedding is at noon, but the reception doesn't start until 5:00?

A: Have them all wear suits with a dress shirt and tie—a look that works both day and evening. If you're having a formal celebration, the guys will be dashing in a navy or dark gray suit with a white shirt, a plain satin tie and a matching pocket square (the current must-have menswear accessory). For a less dressy affair, their attire can be more relaxed, but still elegant. A semiformal option is a lighter colored suit (think olive or brown for fall, khaki for summer) worn with a softly colored striped shirt, a textured tie and a boutonniere that coordinates with your flowers.

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