How to choose the perfect wedding suit
13 Jul 2018
Pick the perfect suit for your big day with these five expert tips
Wedding planning isn’t all about the bride; grooms-to-be also have a share of responsibilities and tasks. One of the most important decisions for any groom-to-be is their wedding suit. While it should be a simple task, there are many elements to consider, from the cut and colour to the material and accessories. Here are five top tips to help you find the ideal wedding suit for your big day.
1. Wedding theme and style
Your suit should match the type of wedding you’re having; for example, a rustic tweed suit will be better suited to an outdoor or barn wedding, while a tuxedo is ideal for a ceremony at a stately home or hotel. Similarly, the colour of your suit should work with your chosen colour scheme rather than contrasting or clashing with it, and should complement your flowers, decorations and the outfits worn by the bridesmaids and groomsmen.
2. The weather
The temperature of your big day will be a key factor in deciding what type of suit to go for. The material a suit is made from can vary greatly, from wool to silk to linen. So while a thick tweed suit may be perfect for the vintage aesthetic of your wedding, if said wedding is taking place in mid-August at midday then a thinner, lighter suit would be more appropriate. Likewise, it can be uncomfortable wearing a heavy three-piece suit in the middle of summer – ditch either the waistcoat or the jacket to avoid overheating.
3. Your budget
The amount you have available to spend on your suit will certainly impact your choice. Those on a lower budget may opt to purchase their suit from a high-street retailer, while higher-budget grooms may be able to have a suit tailor-made to their specifications. Don’t fret if your budget is on the lower end, however – there is a vast selection of suit hire companies that offer high-end outfits with a smaller price tag. And remember, even if you purchase a high-street suit that doesn’t fit as well as something tailor-made, you can always have it altered so that it sits perfectly on you.
4. Your style
Everybody has their own unique style, and you shouldn’t compromise on this when it comes to your wedding suit. For example, if you prefer skinny jeans to baggy trousers then a slim-fit suit might be best for you; if you like to dress flamboyantly then opt for a suit with a loud pattern or mixture of fabrics; or if you have a penchant for 1920s clothing then take a look at Great Gatsby or Peaky Blinders-style ensembles for inspiration. Your wedding day is all about you, so as long as your choice of outfit matches your wedding and is comfortable – go for it.
5. The accessories
Picking the accessories for your suit is the best way to personalise it and make it unique. There is a variety of accessories to choose from, including cufflinks, a pocket watch, the tie, the pocket square, the buttonhole and even your socks. You can have these items custom-made, such as having words engraved on the cufflinks, use heirlooms or borrow them from significant family members. Whatever you decide, make sure your accessories reflect your personality or serve as a memento to keep from the day.