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Traditional groom-to-be attire

30 Jul 2014

When planning the ‘big day’ the grooms’ attire is often overlooked for more important things like flowers, favours and of course the all important dress. We need to remember that it's also the groom's 'big day' and his outfit is just as important.

When planning the ‘big day’ the grooms’ attire is often overlooked for more important things like flowers, favours and of course the all important dress. We need to remember that it's also the groom's 'big day' and his outfit is just as important.

When looking through any wedding album, navy, black and tuxedos feature heavily. Traditionally the groom would be in a morning suit. The name originated from the gentlemen of the nineteenth century who would ride out in the morning on horse back, hence the cut away shape of the jacket. At this time it was known as casual wear.

A morning suit is a single buttoned jacket with peaked lapels, a waistcoat in the same material in the jacket mainly black but can also be in a contrasting lighter colour and a pair of striped trousers.

With the rapid change in fashions and trends, and lets face it more style-aware men, the morning suit has been bypassed by a more casual tailored suit in a variety of colours. The move away from tradition has meant that men are able to exercise their sense of style.

Here are a few tips to help you look extra dapper and stamp your own look on your special day:

1 – Take into consideration the time of day you are getting married, you will definitely look like John Travolta’s cousin if you wear a white suit for your evening ceremony. The same can be said for wearing a tuxedo to a midday wedding!

2 – The time of year is also very important; choose warmer colours for a winter wedding. Maybe a burgundy pocket square to set off a sharp navy suit and consider a lighter suit for the summer months... are you brave enough to wear pastels?

3 – The fit (this is integral across the board). Make sure the suit is tailored to you, spend that little bit extra and get your suit altered, the wedding photos/memories will be all the better for it.

4 - Add your own personal touch, how about matching trainers for the groomsmen or a playful bow-tie matching the colour scheme.

5 – Don’t forget the shoes, treat yourself to a new pair and remember... no white socks!!

Any tips to share for the grooms' attire? Let us know below!

Happy planning!

Bride – The Wedding Site Team 

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