Let’s face it, when it comes to the day of the wedding, the groom is always going to be playing second fiddle.
It would take something very special – and brave – to upstage the bride on her big day. But that doesn’t mean guys should just be settling for a bog standard, ill-fitting suit. They’re not just there to make up the numbers!
There are lots of ways the groom can show off his passion for fashion and help catch the eye in his own right. But it’s a fine balance; so let us guide you through the dos and do not’s.
Traditionally, the groom’s suit is one of, if not the last thing, to be chosen. Perhaps it’s because this is seen as a straightforward, routine of hiring or buying a dark coloured suit. As long as it looks OK it’s another job ticked off the list. But it should be so much more than this.
By considering cut, style, colour and material, amongst other things, early on, you’re much more likely to be able to get exactly what you want. And, by starting early, if there are any issues, they can be overcome with relative ease. It can also help you save money.
And don’t forget, you’re going to be the (almost) centre of attention for the full day and regularly photographed. There’ll be nothing worse than looking back on the images in years to come with a sense of regret over a poor choice of suit.
Think About the Style
There are loads of styles to chose from that will help reflect your personality. Wide peaked lapels bring an element of class and sophistication, whilst a fitted suit delivers a more European, modern look.
For those looking to make a real statement and wanting to move away from typical wedding apparel, you should consider something lighter, such as this ivory check, or something with a bit more colour, such as this blue bold check.
Wear it in
You’re going to be wearing your suit for a long time on the big day so you want to make sure you’re comfortable in it.
Try wearing it around the house before the main event. This will give you an idea of feel and help you wear it in. So when it comes to wearing it for a prolonged period it should fit like a glove.
Just make sure you take care and don’t end up with any wear marks or stains.
The devil is in the detail, or so they say. And that is most certainly the case here. Cufflinks can add a touch of class and can help tie the whole marriage ceremony together. If you’re opting for a gold or silver ring, it would be advisable to wear the respective coloured cufflinks.
So, now you’re looking the part it’s all down to you. Deep breathe and take the plunge!