This is a bit of a hot topic!!
More often than not it's the bride that has the biggest say in what the groom wears. Do you think the choice of wedding suit is really as important as the bride's dress? Ha-ha I can hear brides screaming and saying no it’s all about me and my dress. So I have tried to gather some top tips for choosing the suit and ensuring the wedding party looks at its best.
Do you think your groom can do it alone? Have a look at his wardrobe and think about the shopping he has done! So when it comes to choosing that most important suit for that very special day I understand you may have your concerns. Visions of brightly coloured suits to match the bridesmaids – hmmm I don’t think that would be appreciated.
So here are some ideas to help you ensure your bridal party looks the best.
To hire a suit or buy? Will you hire or buy? From an economic point of view hiring suits would make more sense. If you are likely to use it again for special occasions buying a suit on sale would be an obvious choice. But would that restrict your choice in colours and style? So have you made your decision to hire or buy?
What suit will suit his style? After the bride and bridesmaids have chosen their style, colour and overall look, you are then in a position to find something complimentary. Will it be a traditional look; trendy modern look; tuxedo; tails; vests only; ties or no ties; with hats or caps; so many choices but there will be a look that works and is complimentary to your bridal party. Do remember is an evening wedding; summer wedding; winter wedding – things to consider. Has your bridal party discussed and agreed the look and style?
Having girls in the men’s wedding party?
This is becoming more and more popular. Sometimes a sister or a best friend. So you need to add that consideration into your decision making as well. Will they look good in what you have chosen or should they have a dress in the same colour as the suits?
Getting good fitting suits
The most important part of the suit selection process for all members of the wedding party is proper fit.
With wedding parties coming from overseas it is important that measurements are taken as there are some sad stories of suits trying to be altered on the morning of the wedding because they never had a chance to try on their suit.
Found this list of things to check:
With arms at his sides the cuffs of the shirt should peek out and the sleeve should sit comfortably at the top of his hand.
- The trousers should just touch the shoe’s heel at the back and sit comfortably on the top at the front - exposed socks are a no no.
- Most of all, consider all the options: try different lapels, consider a waistcoat, or even a hat.
- Take the groom’s build and shape into account and finally, try to get him as involved as possible. After all you’ll (hopefully) only be doing this once and looking at the results of your choosing for years to come. You don’t want to hear any ‘why did you make me wear that?’ a few years down the line…