Ok, the most nerve-wracking part is over – and we’re going to assume she said yes. Now, chances are you’re going to let your wife-to-be sort out most of the wedding, but your suit is one thing that you’ll be in charge of. So, how do you go about deciding what to wear for your big day? Easy. You take advice from the experts. Here we’ll look at some of the most popular choices for grooms to help you find what’s right for you.
Suit or tux?
This is your first decision and for most gents, the answer will be suit. For an evening wedding that has a black-tie feel to it, a tuxedo may be suitable, but apart from that, the chances of getting it wrong are quite high. And with so many other styles to choose from, that risk doesn’t seem worth taking.
Patterned suits are a great opportunity to play about with colors, textures, and patterns to find the look that works best for you and that fits in with your wedding theme. If you’re using a wedding planner, it’s a good idea to find out from them what sort of patterns or colors will work and then speak to your tailor about how to include those in your suit. Two great minds, one great suit. Whether you go for a bold windowpane check or something more muted is up to you, but make sure you seek expert advice because details make the difference.
Solid color suits
Solid color suits in navy, charcoal, or gray are staple parts of a man’s wardrobe. If you’re looking for a suit you can wear again then one of these might be a good choice. But w a word of warning. It’s your wedding day, your bride will have gone all out, so you need to stand out as the groom. Turn up looking like you’re just another guest or that you popped in on your way home from work, and you’ll be so far off the mark you might as well be at a different venue. If you’re going to wear a solid color, the accessories you choose are crucial. They must pull together and complement the colors and style of the wedding. Get this right and you’ll be amazed at how effective simple can be.
Beach weddings and garden weddings have a different vibe from the more traditional locations and your suit should reflect this. These weddings call for something a little less formal and a linen suit might appeal as it’s a light breathable fabric that is perfect in the heat. But it creases easily and might look a little too informal. So, a light-colored cotton suit might be preferred. It’ll offer the same cooling benefits but will hold its shape better. And remember not to go overboard on accessories. Keep as few layers as possible and try to keep the clothing relatively loose to maintain comfort.
Of course, you don’t have to choose any of these styles. It’s your big day and you’re in control. For suiting inspiration check out our website or get in touch via email, phone, or message to discuss your wedding outfit.