How to choose the right suit for your wedding day

Deciding on the right wedding dress, for many upcoming brides, is the most important decision they will have to make. For many, the dress had already been chosen long before they needed it. Whether adorning a celebrity out of a Hello magazine or simply born out of years of fantasising, brides always have a strong idea of what they are going to wear.

The same, can not be said, for the groom. Sure, there is a small selected section of men who know what they want to wear, but they are about as rare as an albino rhinoceros. The majority have never considered this somewhat agonising decision. Indeed, many guys start considering their possibilities about 4 weeks prior to the big day, resulting in a massive panic and an inevitable feeling of despair and disappointment.

To better prepare for the big day, these simple steps should be followed by all men wanting to wow and impress their beloved.

  1. Research

This may sound unnecessary, but this is an opportunity to go for something different from a standard navy or grey suit worn to the office. For many guys the idea of wearing a brown, cream or green suit has never been considered. However, a wedding is an opportunity to “push the boat out” and try something special. Pintrest and Instagram are excellent platforms to search and discover something different. Remember, it’s a wedding, not a day at the office. Show some character and make it extra special.

  1. Fit

How your suit looks depends on the fit just as much as the colour, material etc… Believe me, even a suit that costs a King’s ransom, can look cheap if the jacket is too baggy or the trousers too long. Ideally, getting a custom made suit will ensure the fit is good. Otherwise, an off the peg option can be a more affordable option and fit equally as well if taken to a tailor for some slight alterations. If you are buying a ready-made suit with the plan to alter, try to make sure the shoulders above all, are the correct fit as these are the hardest area for your tailor to change. For a more in-depth explanation to how your suit should fit click here.

  1. Accessorise

Once the suit has been chosen, what accessories to wear with it needs to be considered. Hopefully, the research (as set out in step 1) will have thrown up some ideas. A Tie or Bowtie? A complimentary pocket square perhaps. Lapel pins, tie bars and cufflinks are all options.

Consider the colour and material of the suit and then work backwards. Blue suits for example work beautifully with a contrasting grey waistcoat and a pink tie. Grey suits can look amazing with a green tie and pocket square. There are so many exciting options when it comes to accessorising a wedding suit and making sure every item compliments each other is key. A Groomsman Box from Me My Suit & Tie can be a great way to ensure all of the accessories work harmoniously together. With every item carefully designed to finish off a wedding suit , they are perfect for any Groom and his best Man/men.

Things to consider

Lapels: Although not necessarily a golden rule, slimmer guys may want to opt for more of a slimmer lapel on the jacket. If you are heavier set, a wide lapel may be more flattering. Like I said this is not a golden rule but tends to offer a more flattering shape.

Colour: You may want to try a different colour suit to normal but some colours will be more suitable depending on your skin tone, hair colour and even the colour of your eyes.

Fair/Pale colouring :

If you’ve got pale skin and light features, then hues that clearly contrast with your skin tone will – quite literally – bring some colour to your complexion. I’d recommend basing your outfit around darker colours, which you can combine with lighter colours.

Darker colours like grey, brown, burgundy, bottle green, navy and bolder shades of blue will all work well as these shades contrast with your skin tone.

Olive/Medium colouring:

While most colours will work with a medium skin tone, you can ensure you look your best by opting for shades that are either a little brighter or darker than the middle ground.

Choose pale beige rather than warm sand if you’re opting for light neutrals, or try a bolder shade of purple (such as magenta) rather than mauve, for example.

Darker colouring:

Much like those with medium skin, when it comes to finding colours that suit you, guys with darker skin have won the genetic lottery and can try their hand at pretty much any hue without much need for trepidation.

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