Of course, THE GOWN is the key event, but grooms want to look their finest too. On your big day it’s important to truly have a properly fitted suit and to get expert style advice. If you’ve never chosen a suit or had your measurements used before, or are baffled by the different matches/styles, then continue reading for our step-by-step guide for choosing wedding suits for men.
TO GET or Not to Buy
Will you buy off-the-peg or employ the service of from a formal wear specialist? Made-to-measure or bespoke? Either way, it’s smart to ensure you get your measurements done. It will save money and time on modifications and you’ll definitely want a well-fitted suit for the big day.
If hiring, try to reserve your first session at least half a year before your wedding. Whenever choosing a formal wear specialist consider whether almost all their suits are available in-house or if they’re using a third party supplier, and if they can do modifications on-site.
If suits are available in-house you’ll be able to put on much further before the wedding day than if the suits are coming in from a third party supplier.
For the best custom fit and style, you might even go bespoke and choose your suit coating/fabric and add personal details.
The session/getting measured
In your first visit with your formal wear specialist they ought to take your full measurements and discuss what type of wedding you’re having and exactly how your suit must match that. Might it be formal/casual? Warmer summer months or winter? Daytime or evening? What’s the location style and location?
You can try on a variety of suits (if the dealer has them in-house) and choose a style and fit that you’re happy with.
When you’ve chosen a suit it’ll be ready to your measurements, ready for the wedding day.
Style and fit options
Groom’s suits generally come in formal black tie, traditional morning suit (tails and optional top hat), or the more calm lounge suit. The lounge suit is an excellent option if you want to have the ability to wear your suit again (if you’re buying rather than selecting).
Matches can be regular, trim or tailored. It requires to feel comfortable sitting or located.
You might have a suit style that you’re used to putting on but it’s best to try on a variety – you might surprise yourself.
If you’re going to a formal wear specialist, you can discuss all this with them.
Colorings and materials
You’ll want to connect your suit colors in to the ‘theme’ of the wedding. Platt’s offers a shade match service for ties and cravats to be sure to complement the colorings of your day.
Fabric-wise, you’ll want to take into account the time of calendar year/location of your wedding. Linen/cotton suits are excellent for warmer weather, or a tweed/wool suit is perfect for cooler temperatures.
Mid-blues and light greys are always popular shade choices, or you might decide to select something a little bolder such as a burgundy or electric blue, with regards to the time of year and your shade schemes.
You could choose a herringbone, delicate check or houndstooth patterned material or even merge it up with a plain jacket and tweed/patterned waistcoat.
This is where you can add extra personality – but don’t overload. Socks, neckwear, shoes, cufflinks, pocket squares can all bring your personality to your suit.
Your suit is ready
You should be able to grab your suit in good time prior to the wedding (Platt’s hire suits can be found five days and nights before). You can then check it out on and make sure everything works with as it should. Any problems can be sorted out quickly because of your formal wear specialist.