Dressing for the Big Day: How to Be a Stylish Groom

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Weddings are about a lot more than style… but that doesn’t mean how you look on the big day isn’t important! If you’re getting married in the coming year, you may already have started to think about your suit. 

The suit you wear to get married in will be the most important suit you ever buy. Of course it is: it signifies the start of your new life as a husband. The suit you choose will also have a big impact on the way you look on the day. We’re sure you’re keen to look as good as possible for your spouse-to-be!

Want a no-nonsense guide on how to be a stylish groom?

Give yourself plenty of time

This one is important. A suit this special is not one you’re going to be able to get your hands on in one shopping trip. Even if you’re considering buying off the peg, you’ll still want to make sure you have plenty of time to research, try on and compare different options. 

If you decide that a once-in-a-lifetime day deserves a once-in-a-lifetime suit, the tailoring process is likely to take anything up to three months, so you’ll want to start looking for your perfect tailor as early in the wedding planning process as possible.

Wear a suit that’s literally made for you

There’s no better way to ensure a perfect fit than to wear a suit that’s been made to your exact measurements. If you’ve never been sure about investing in bespoke tailoring before, when better to pull the trigger than for a day when all eyes will be on you? 

If it’s the price that’s holding you back, think about what the average bride spends on a wedding dress: over £1,700 according to a recent study. A high end suit will offer much better value as you’ll be able to wear it again and again in the years after your marriage. 

Don’t get too caught up in tradition… unless you want to

Your mother-in-law might be keen for the groomsmen to all be in morning suits and top hats, but if the look really isn’t you, don’t get swept up in the idea. 

Most grooms nowadays adopt a slightly less formal look and there are no rules about the exact shape, colour or cut you need to choose for your wedding suit. One of the best ways to look great in your wedding suit is to be sure to incorporate your own personal style. 

Make an impact with accessories

Many grooms are concerned that their wedding suit will make them look like they’re off for a job interview. Though the basic shape of the suit might be the same as one you’d wear in a professional environment, the right accessories will ensure it looks more fitting for your impending nuptials than the boardroom. 

Flowers and buttonholes are an instant way to add festive wedding cheer, and swapping your normal tie for a bow tie or cravat will also elevate your whole outfit. 

Are you currently planning a wedding? We’d love to offer you some personal advice on how to look your best on the day. Let us show you what we can offer with a free no-obligation consultation.