When it comes to wedding outfits, the focus is often all on the bride’s dress. But there’s a man getting married too. In fact, sometimes there’s two of them and there is no bride. It’s important to pay attention to the groom’s attire just as much as the bride’s. Men are allowed to have their special day, even if they don’t want to look as pretty as a princess. Even if they’re not interested in much else, they should at least care about what they’re going to wear. Men’s suits and tuxedos might all look the same to some people. However, they can come in vastly different styles and wedding attire goes through different trends. Use the tips below to make the best decision on the groom’s outfit.
Decide Between Formal or Casual
The first thing to think about is whether to dress incredibly formally or go with relatively casual. A tuxedo is a classic option for some people. Maybe you even want to go for a top hat and tails. You have to look at the rest of your wedding for inspiration. If everything else is more casual, you don’t want to be too dressed up. A tuxedo might not look great if the bride is going to be in a cocktail dress. You might not even want to wear a suit and tie. A more laid back groom might prefer to wear a jacket and open collar or just a waistcoat.
Think Outside the Box
You don’t have to stick to conventions for your wedding. Don’t just follow along with everyone else if that’s not what you want to do. You could take inspiration from lots of places to find an awesome outfit. For example, maybe you want to choose something influenced by your heritage. A lot of grooms with Scottish blood decide to wear a kilt for something a little different. If you’re having a vintage-inspired wedding, you might want to wear something a little bit retro.
Get It Custom Made
If you want to wear something unique, getting your suit custom made is the answer. Looking at custom tuxedos and suits can ensure your wedding outfit is special. You can make sure you get measured properly so it’s tailored to you. And if you want to wear it again, you’ll have a reason to stay fit and healthy after the wedding! Of course, a custom outfit does mean buying instead of renting. However, if you don’t want to keep it, you could always sell it on.
Don’t forget to consider your accessories too, keeping your main outfit in mind. For example, if you’re wearing a kilt you might want a sporran and other matching accessories. Apart from a tie, cufflinks are usually a popular choice. A watch, pocket square and boutonniere can all make your outfit look smart too. Pocket watches can also be worn with a two-piece suit, affixing the chain though a buttonhole on the waistcoat or vest. And, of course, there are your shoes, which need to go with everything else.
Don’t leave the groom’s outfit as an afterthought. It should get just as much consideration as a wedding dress would.
Contributed by Laura Ellis