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The Ultimate Guide To Buying a Wedding Suit : 2021

Posted on February 03 2021

Getting married in 2021 is likely to come with challenges due to the UK’s ongoing restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, we’re here to help on all fronts to make it as easy as possible for you when it comes to getting the perfect suits. From advice on the latest trends to the measuring and fitting process, we have the expertise to guide you through picking and getting the best wedding suits for you and your groomsmen. 

Throughout this blog, we will answer your questions about buying a suit in 2021. From the effects, covid restrictions are having on the buying process, to the latest wedding suit trends for 2021. So if you need a Wedding suit for 2021, keep on reading to find out everything you need to know.


When to buy a Wedding suit?

It can be tricky to know when to buy your wedding suit with so much other planning going on, but we would always recommend starting the process 6 months in advance. In some cases that may not always be possible, and that’s not a problem either! Beginning the process as early as possible allows time to choose the best wedding suit for you and get the perfect fit. It also gives you one less thing to worry about down the line!

At Leonard Silver, our in-house tailor will take the time to discuss with you your style, what trends you like, and the colours to suit your wedding. This allows us to understand what you are looking for in a wedding suit. With over 35 years in the industry, our tailor knows everything there is to know when it comes to suits. Meaning he can easily identify the best suits to match your style and colour scheme.

Once you’ve picked a wedding suit you like, we’ll schedule an appointment for your fittings to get your initial measurements. This will be the case with a ready-to-wear suit or a bespoke suit, as we believe that there is nothing better than a fitted suit for your wedding. 

Following that, we’ll get to work on creating your perfectly tailored suit. We always aim to finish the suit 3 months before the wedding, when timings allow. We suggest that you try on your suit 2 weeks before the big day to check everything is ok and allow for any last-minute alterations.


Which Wedding suit to buy?

The all-important question, which wedding suit to buy? There are a few ways to get started on this decision, but ultimately it all comes down to you and your tastes.

First of all, we’d advise you to discuss this with your partner, or both come into see us at Leonard Silver. This way, we can get started by making sure you’re both on the same page regarding style and colours. And on that note, if you can bring in a sample of your wedding colour, that will help us make sure all of the finer details are in line with your wedding colour scheme!

Once we have an idea of the colour scheme, we need to understand your taste. It would be good for you to do some research online and find pictures of wedding suit ideas that you like. That way, our tailor will be able to see a clear picture of what you’re after. Alternatively, you can walk around the Leonard Siver Hull store and browse our options. Or our tailor can ask you some questions to help guide you in your selection.

Some key points to consider are whether you would like a 3 piece wedding suit or 2 piece wedding suit. Those opting for a more relaxed wedding style may prefer to go with a 2 piece wedding suit, keeping the suit more casual. Or those wanting a 3 piece wedding suit may even prefer to choose a different waistcoat, giving their suit a more unique look.

Other things to consider may be the season or venue in which you’re getting married. Some suit styles may be better suited to a winter wedding. For example, a tweed wedding suit is a warmer style due to the material’s thickness. Or for a summer wedding suit, you may want to opt for a lighter coloured grey wedding suit, to keep you cool on your big day.

Whether you know what you’re looking for, or you need some guidance, our team will work to ensure you get the best wedding suit to match your style.



Wedding suit trends for 2021

In case you need some wedding suit ideas, we’ve pulled together some of the biggest wedding suit trends for 2021. 

One of the most popular options for the year is the Peaky Blinder style wedding suit. This 1920’s style suit has risen in popularity since the first series of Peaky Blinders. With new series still being made, the trend is showing no signs of slowing down. This traditional style works perfectly with rustic themed weddings. You can find out more about the timeless tweed wedding suit in our blog on Peaky Blinders Suits here.



Bold styles are in for 2021. Historically the blue wedding suit may have been as bold as it got when it comes to wedding suits for grooms, but as the years have gone on, we’ve seen a rise in demand for more unique and bold styles. People are continuously looking for ways in which to make their wedding suit stand-out and unique to them. One of the best ways to do this is to mix and match your wedding suit. You could easily make a statement wedding suit by choosing a different style waistcoat to build your 3 piece wedding suit. Or if you’re opting for a 2 piece wedding suit, why not go for a patterned and colourful blazer with more simple trousers? There’s plenty of ways to build a bold and unique style, and we’ve got plenty of suggestions to help at Leonard Silver.

After over a year of intermittent lockdowns, we’re all looking for an occasion to celebrate in all-out-style. That’s why we’re expecting to see a rise in demand for the classically stylish dinner suit & tuxedo in 2021/2022. Wedding Tuxedos are perfect for those wanting a sleek and sophisticated look on their wedding day, which is sure to impress all your wedding guests. You can even break from tradition with an eye-catching white tuxedo to complement your beautiful bride’s dress. Sold on the wedding tuxedo? Browse our collection of dinner suits and tuxedos here.



Can I wear my Wedding suit again?

The simple answer is, yes, you can wear your wedding suit again. A well-made fitted-suit is a wardrobe essential for every man. For some, their wedding suit may be their first experience of this, so it’s vital to understand how you can make the most of your wedding suit. There are no rules as to when you can wear your wedding suit again. If you like it, you’ll want to wear it as much as you can, so make sure you find excuses to wear it over and over again. 

If you opt for a full 3 piece suit, there are certain occasions when it might not be appropriate to wear the entire suit, but it’s easy enough to adapt this! Wear your blazer again and again with jeans for a more casual style. Or dress your suit down for every day by wearing it as a 2 piece, instead of 3. Or for those wanting to wear their full 3 piece wedding suit again, the races makes the perfect excuse to get dressed up, and you’ll fit in perfectly with a checked 3 piece suit!

If you’re thinking of wearing your wedding suit regularly, for example to the office. We recommend investing in a second pair of trousers at the time of purchasing your wedding suit. Trousers will wear faster than a blazer, and buying two pairs of trousers means you’re well prepared for this. Following this advice helps avoid any potential issues such as the trousers no longer being stocked, or a slight colour change.


If you’re getting married in 2021 do not hesitate to contact us at Leonard Silver to help with wedding suits for groom and groomsmen. We can even help in dressing the wider party such as your father & future father in law. Whether you need guidance or are ready to purchase we are here to help at every stage.

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