It’s wedding season and if I’ve learned anything from helping friends plan their big day, it’s that getting married can be very expensive.
But it doesn’t have to be.
Alex’s close friend Scott McCarrey recently got married at the Montauk Club in Brooklyn, NY.
Scott is a writer whose plays have been performed at reputable venues across the country such as Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He has also written scripts for film and television, and contributed in development for shows on Nickelodeon and NBC. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their pug.
Here he shows us how he was able to dress through the big weekend on a budget, and still look great.
1. Rehearsal Dinner
“Our idea for the rehearsal dinner was to throw a more casual spring/summer garden party to balance the formal event to follow. In that spirit, I wanted to wear some brighter colors to reflect the season and the fun of the gathering.
I’m not someone who often travels to adventurous areas of the color wheel, so the coral tie and royal blue trousers were bold moves for me. Then again, I was getting married the next day, so who was gonna check me?”
Scott kept it simple and invested in smart pieces that he will get plenty of wear out of: whipcord seersucker jacket, white oxford shirt, summer knit tie, navy chinos, suede bucks…
The overall outfit was less than $300.
Seersucker + suede bucks: a combination that stays true to Scott’s Texan roots.
- Seersucker Blazer by Uniqlo
- White OCBD by JC Penney
- Blue Chinos by Uniqlo
- Coral Knit Tie by The Tie Bar
- Navy Patterned Pocket Sq by Hillside
- Tortoise-shell glasses by Shuron
- White Suede Bucks by Florsheim