Picking a Suit for Your Wedding Day: How to Look Stylish and Stand Out
Let’s face it. When it comes to weddings, it’s all about the bride. Well, the bride and her wedding dress. Women can spend weeks, months maybe, choosing their dream dress and all eyes are firmly on them.
But that doesn’t mean you should fade into the background. After all, it’s your big day too.
Here are some top tips that every groom – from fashion forwards to fashion phobes – can use to help pick a suit for their wedding day. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to look stylish, steal a few glances, and make your mark on the big day:
Rent Or Buy?
Most grooms rent their wedding day suits – whether for convenience or cost. And while you are only wearing it for a few hours, it is certainly a better idea to buy your own. Rented suits can be outdated, ill-fitting, and cheap looking – not the look you want to go for on your big day.
Instead, break the mould and shop around for a stylish and smart suit you can buy. You only walk down the aisle once, so why not invest in a classic designer suit? After all, there are so many different ways you can wear it afterwards. Buying your suit is worth the investment, trust us.
Be Fashion Forward
Modern men aren’t afraid of embracing fashion, and you shouldn’t be afraid of being more than a little trendy on your bid day. Sure, you want the look to be stylish, sophisticated, and timeless; but you also want to stand out too.
When shopping around, look at different styles of suits and different colours. You don’t always have to wear black either – you’re attending a wedding, not a funeral after all. Navy, grey, brown and even brighter colours could be perfect depending on your personal taste, style and your wedding theme.
For example, if you’re having a chilled summer wedding you could ditch the tux jacket for a laid back look.
It’s not just the colours and styles of suits you can mix up. In fact, if you really want to make a statement there are a whole host of suit fabrics you could choose from.
Speak to your groomsmen and tailor (and not forgetting your bride!) to decide what ‘look’ you want to go for, and what fabric to go with. You will need to bare lots of things in mind such as the fit and where you will be it. Velvet suits for instance will be clingy and far too warm for a summer wedding.
Not to mention, you might look a little like Hugh Hefner! Not the look you want on your wedding day…
Invest in Quality Tailoring
Nothing is worse than an ill-fitting suit, especially on your wedding day. If you’re spending a lot of money on a quality suit, you should spend the money on a quality tailor to ensure it fits perfectly. This is one of the best ways to ensure that your expensive suit looks classy and stylish, and lasts for a long time.
If you take the time now to ensure your suit fits well, you will be able to get much more wear out of it, than if you buy a cheap suit that hangs off you.
Don’t just snap up the first suit you see.
It’s true that many men hate shopping, but you shouldn’t rush a big decision like this. Look in bridal boutiques, designer stores, department stores and even the high street. You will be able to take inspiration from all these places and make an informed decision.
Picking a suit for your wedding day is a pretty important decision. Sure, eyes will be on your bride for most of the day. But it’s nice to steal the limelight occasionally right?
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