Choosing the right shirt for your wedding in Cancun and making sure it fits well is essential if you want to look good and stay cool.
Fit and Fitted
For photography, choosing a well-fitted shirt looks a hundred times better than a loose-fitting shirt. And fitted does not mean so tight that you can’t touch your elbows together or move. Being comfortable is as important as looking good, so find a balance, but please go with a fitted shirt.
At nearly every wedding, I see a guy struggling to get the top button of the shirt done up.
The reason they had no problem doing it up at home is that they were eating their normal diet and it was not 80-90% humidity. In the humidity, everything expands, including you. So if your collar is tight at home, expect it to be really tight here in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Ff you are wearing a tie and need your collar done up, then please choose a size with a little room.
If you are not wearing a tie, then you can go with a much smaller neck size so that the collar lies perfectly.
In Cancun, choosing the right shirt that has natural fabrics breath, are cooler and more enjoyable to wear than man-made or blended. I have a whole article on how to stay cooler on your wedding day and how I wear a 100% cotton shirt every day. It’s hot here, so please consider this when choosing a shirt.
In general, solids photograph better than patterns. Patterns attract the eye and will draw attention away from the person so it is best to go with solids and stay away from patterns.
Unless that´s your thing, in which case, you have to do your thing.
You will sweat on your wedding day. The humidity is often 80-90% here in the Riviera Maya, Mexico and it is important you consider this when choosing your shirt. I wear a white or near-white shirt to every wedding I photograph. And when it dries, you won´t see the white sweat stains. Darker (or even coloured) shirts will show the sweat while it is wet and the stains once it dries.
This is a bit of a no brainer, but iron free show fewer wrinkles and will photograph better throughout the day. If you have the option, go with wrinkle-free.
I hope this helps you choose the right Shirt for your wedding in Cancun. My goal is that you have a great wedding and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Wedding photographer in Cancun