Plan Ahead, Think Dress Code, and Align with Your Scheme: This is How To Buy A Wedding Suit.
Perhaps you already know everything there is to know about buying a suit. Buying a wedding suit, though, is a different kettle of fish. Choosing your groom’s outfit is a key part of planning a wedding – read on for our top tips on what to think about and how to go about it.
Attention all grooms-to-be! Are you ready to suit up and tie the knot? While buying a suit may seem like a walk in the park, buying a wedding suit is a different ball game altogether. As a key part of wedding planning, choosing the perfect outfit is no easy feat. Fear not, for we have rounded up the ultimate tips and tricks to make the process a breeze.
First things first, plan ahead.
Consider any changes to your measurements and whether you’re buying a made-to-measure or off-the-rack suit. If it’s the former, allocate around three months from the first appointment with your tailor. For pre-made designer suits, give yourself six weeks to two months in advance of the big day. But hey, we all know that sometimes plans change, so be sure to factor in some leeway for any last-minute adjustments.
When it comes to dress code, think about the type of wedding you’re planning.
Are you going for a modern or traditional vibe? Formal or casual? For modern weddings, the rules are more relaxed, so let your personal style shine through. For traditional weddings, morning suits or black-tie attire is the way to go. And if you’re in doubt, Brioni at Harrods can create a bespoke morning suit just for you.
At black-tie weddings, tuxedos are the go-to. Opt for matte fabrics with satin trim to avoid any camera glare and achieve strong wedding photography. But if the dress code is black-tie ‘invited’ or ‘optional,’ you have some room to play around. A smart dinner jacket, matching trousers, silk tie, and formal shirt are a safe bet.
But why stop at just looking sharp? Add a personal touch by getting your wedding date embroidered on the inside of your jacket by The Tailors at Harrods.
Last but not least, align your suit with your wedding’s colour scheme and location.
Coordinate with your partner on the florals and table settings to help guide your decision. Details are key, so don’t be afraid to incorporate pops of colour or texture to elevate your look. For example, if you’re having a countryside wedding, tweed is a classic choice. Or if you’re tying the knot in a warmer climate, opt for breathable linen suits to keep cool.
Remember, your wedding day is all about you and your partner, so make sure your outfit reflects your unique style and personality. With these tips in mind, you’ll be ready to walk down the aisle in style.