Updated: Apr 22
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event -- at least most of us hope so -- therefore, what you wear to your wedding is a big deal. Although the bride’s dress would usually take the centre stage in a wedding, this doesn’t mean that the groom has to settle with a mediocre suit. Remember, although the wedding ceremony may only take a few hours, your photograph in the suit you choose will be immortalised in your wedding pictures and videos! If any, this is reason enough to invest in a quality wedding suit that both feels and looks good on you. If, like many men, you have not been paying much attention to what you wear, here are some tips to help you decide on the perfect suit to say ‘I do’ in:
Unlike how it was decades ago, wedding suits for men these days have more flair and versatility, they no longer only come in black. Having suits in different styles is a must for different seasonal weddings and events. Opting for the same suit in different colours could work well for variation. For a summer or tropical wedding, mix things up with a patterned, herringbone, plaid or houndstooth number to vary to add a sense of personality.
The key to pulling off a killer wedding suit for men is the fit, this means that it’s important for you to pick a suit that complements your body shape.
Basically, there are three main types of fit for a suit:
Regular – For those who prefer a classic style in a comfortable fit with room for extra movement. It’s also ideal for people with a larger build than average.
Slim – Ideal for those with a slimmer physique and typically for people with an 8” drop.
Tailored – A more streamlined look and a midway option which allows more movement than a regular fit.
We often associate heavier materials with quality and expense. Wool, worsted or wool-blended suits are great quality and maintain their shape over long periods of time. For weddings in the summer months or in a tropical climate, a linen suit keeps you cool and is highly breathable. If you’re on a budget, however, cotton and polyester suits are both breathable to wear and adhere to a smart look.
Consider the season that your wedding will take place in when choosing your suit. If you’re having a winter wedding, try to determine what the theme will be to ensure your suit doesn’t clash with your bride’s dress. Alternatively, a tweed suit offers a rustic look and feel. In spring, a waistcoat is a perfect back up for unpredictable temperatures.
Accessories can be just as important as the wedding suit for men when it comes to injecting some personality into an outfit, so take time to find the perfect additions and ensure they match your suit. Cuff-links add a touch of sophistication whilst a patterned tie can look great against a dark suit. A bright silk tie is ideal for adding a splash of colour to summer events.
If there is one occasion for which you should invest in a well-made suit, it will be your wedding day. Your wedding photo will be framed in your living room and up on Facebook for everyone to see for years to come, so make sure you invest in a timeless piece that you won’t regret wearing in the future. The best way to go about it is, of course, by getting yourself a bespoke suit that is tailor-made to fit your body like a glove.
Make an appointment with us and our styling consultant will gladly offer recommendations on the type of fabric, cut or colour based on your budget and personal preference.