You only get married once. Hopefully.
Picking out a wedding suit may seem simple, straightforward or perhaps even confusing to some. While it may seem simple, there are many factors to consider when selecting the right suit to wear down the aisle. Let me tell you why it may not be as straightforward as it seems.
What to consider when purchasing a wedding suit
In my experience, it’s not common for the groom to stress over the little details and can often overlook these things. It’s important for the bridal party to look consistent, but you might be asking, how do we achieve this?
Before you purchase your suit, ask yourself the following questions:
Will your suit match the colour theme of the wedding?
If you’re not going suit shopping with your fiancé and she trusts you to buy your own suit, or you want to surprise her, this is very important. Will your suit match the colour theme of the wedding? It’s safe practice to wear a black tuxedo, but it is becoming increasingly common to see textured suits in tan and cream.
Keep in mind that your suit should accommodate for the bridesmaids’ dresses as your accessories will ideally match their colour.
Will your suit be the same as your groomsmen’s suits or would you prefer a subtle difference?
Weddings go either way with this detail, but it should still be considered. Sometimes you will come across the men in the bridal party wearing the exact same suit, but a distinction is made by wearing a different accessory. However, there is also the option of adding a satin lapel to distinguish yourself from your groomsmen if you do not want to go down the route of having an entirely different suit.
Tie or bowtie?
Which is your preferred accessory of choice? This choice comes down to preference. You could wear a bowtie and your groomsmen can wear ties. It distinguishes you from your groomsmen and establishes a small point of difference between them. However, there’s also no problem with the bridal party deciding to wear one or the other.
Depending on the formality of your wedding, you may even choose to abstain from either accessory.
When is your wedding?
Believe it or not, this small detail has an effect on your comfort during the wedding. If your wedding is planned for the summer, you would be very uncomfortable wearing a tweed suit jacket in 30℃ weather. The weather influences how thick your suit material should be but it will not affect the colour you decide.
Is your fiancé happy?
Planning a wedding is stressful for everyone. Have you checked in with your fiancé to see how she is doing during this time? Even during the busyness of wedding planning and maintaining other commitments, be sure to go out or stay in to spend quality time together doing something fun.
Choosing the right wedding suit can seem daunting, but with careful consideration and planning, grooms can find a suit that not only looks great but also feels comfortable and reflects their personal style. Remember to take into account the wedding colour theme, the comfort level of the suit in relation to the season, and whether you want to match your groomsmen or have a subtle difference.
And don't forget to check in with your fiancé and make sure you're both taking time to enjoy the wedding planning process together. With these tips in mind, you're sure to find the perfect wedding suit for your special day.
Still want more suiting tips for your wedding? Take a look at our guide on how to choose the perfect wedding suit.