Posted: Monday November 17, 2014
When it comes to wedding outfits, often it is the bride’s dress that is given a lot of consideration as well as a good chunk of the budget. But what about the groom’s outfit? It is equally important that, on the big day, the groom feels comfortable, his choice of outfit matches the venue and compliments the bride and it reflects his personal style.
Although it is traditional to wear a suit, it isn’t an essential and increasing numbers of grooms are choosing an alternative, especially when the wedding and venue is more relaxed. For spring and summer weddings go for a light-coloured suit or try chinos with a blazer. Keep it casual in winter by wearing a darker business style suit in a heavier fabric or a darker blazer. Accessorise with a plain shirt, a matching tie and plain coordinating shoes.
Whether you are getting married in winter or summer a black or dark grey lounge suit is ideal for a semiformal wedding. Navy and royal blue is also very popular now. Consider a waistcoat in the same colour, enabling you to remove your jacket throughout the day and still look smart and stand out from the crowd. Add some of your own personal style though your shoes, tie choice and handkerchief.
The traditional morning suit is still very popular for grooms, especially when getting married in grand surroundings like those at Braxted Park. But many designers and retailers now offer a modern take on the morning suit, combining tradition with style. Combine the suit with a matching pair of trousers, coordinating waistcoat and either a cravat or tie.
Should I hire or buy my wedding suit?
Wedding suit hire of the past often resulted in grooms wearing worn out, ill-fitting clothes but the majority of today’s hire companies have really upped their game, meaning hire is now a real option.
Hiring a suit
Buying a wedding suit