On your big day, all eyes will be on you and your bride. Who wouldn’t want to be impeccably dressed on such a day? Sometimes, it can be difficult to figure out what exactly you should be wearing. Here are five fashionable tips that will help you look your best when standing by the altar.
Your suit should fit the dress code
First things first, your suit should match the wedding’s theme. You shouldn’t be wearing a lighter-colored casual suit at an evening affair in a luxurious hotel (unless your wedding is themed that way), nor should you be wearing a dark overly formal one at a pastel-themed daytime garden wedding. Your entire attire should be appropriate for your wedding’s venue.
In less formal weddings, your suit’s material can be made of fabrics such as linen or seersucker. While in more formal weddings, solid worsted wool or velvet make a fine choice. Going for a tuxedo is also another great option in formal occasions.
Your suit should flatter your body type
When it comes to wearing a suit, fit is king. A well-fitted suit makes a world of difference. Even the most expensive suit out there won’t look good if it doesn’t fit well. It’s important to dress for your body type. Usually, if you’re tall and slim, most suits will fit you frame. If you want to add extra bulk, consider a double-breasted suit as it will make you look broader.
A three-button suit with low button positioning helps elongate your body, making you look taller. If you can’t find a suit that fits you, you should ask a tailor to customize it to do so. A little customization goes a long way.
Your suit should coordinate with the bride
A groom’s attire should complement the bride in every way. The bride is the star of the show, after all. Sometimes, you may not know what your partner will be wearing. If this is the case, ask her how her wedding gown is styled so that you can coordinate your outfit to match with hers.
For example, if she opts to go for a dazzling ball gown, you would not want to be wearing a tweed suit. A traditional tuxedo would be a better choice for the job. If she is wearing silver jewelry to add a hint of glamour to her outfit, you should find a way to add class to your attire as well such as by wearing elegant cufflinks. Your wedding is an opportunity to showcase your style as a couple. It is essential that what you’re wearing pairs well with your wife-to-be’s.
Your suit should complement your attendants
Not only should a groom’s attire complement the bride’s, it should also should match the style and feel of his groomsmen’s outfits. This does not necessarily mean that you should all be wearing the same exact suit. In fact, you shouldn’t be. As a groom, you’re supposed to stand out, but in way wherein that you don’t look too off in relation to the wedding party.
If your bros are wearing casual linen suits, it would look strange if you opted to go for a classic black tuxedo. The shades of your suits can be different, but the styles should have a similar look and feel. You can even go the extra mile and wear matching watches or groom and groomsmen socks. You want your wedding party to be one cohesive unit. The bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s attire should complement both you and your bride.