How to Master Wedding Suits in 3 Easy Steps
They say the day you tie the knot is one of the most beautiful days of your life, if not the most beautiful one. As you prepare for the big day, there are many things to check off the list – the venue, the catering, music, decoration – the works. However, one of the most important things that should not be taken lightly or done at the last minute is choosing your wedding suit. All eyes will be on you and your future spouse, and aside from impressing everyone else, you want to put on a suit that will make you look most stunning you’ve ever looked, one that reflects your personality and sense of style, not to mention one that will leave your future spouse in awe. With a variety of choices in the suit department these days, you might feel overwhelmed and even confused, but worry not, we are here to help and get you looking striking in three easy steps, just in time for the big day.
Search for inspiration
If you haven’t decided on a particular style, cut and color, it might be a good idea to do some research. Think in terms of colors that look best on you – some grooms pop in pastel colors, some look handsome and sharp in navy-blue suits. If you are the formal type, a three piece is the perfect choice, especially if the tone of the wedding is formal as well. Another great option could be the casual type of suit. These look particularly good (and sexy) if you are having a summer or and outdoor wedding. They are casual, but still quite polished, and perfect for grooms that are not the formal type and want to have a more relaxed look at their wedding. Casual wedding suit colors are usually light pastels such as sand, off-white, tan, light blue, or bright blue so as to complement the outdoor setting. Of course, there are always grooms who wish to make a strong statement, and that is why statement suits were invented. Grooms who really want to stand out and make it very clear that he is the groom and all eyes should be on him. Once you have decided on a particular style, start browsing for groomsmen suits online, and aside from inspiration, you might even find the perfect suit to purchase. Keep in mind that this is your day and that you deserve to look your best.
Make it fit
Ok, so now you know what you want, it’s time to make sure everything fits perfectly, and that the fabric is to your taste and suitable for the occasion. If you have purchased the suit of your dreams, but it does not fit quite right – do not waist time, pay a visit to the tailor immediately. Have the suit taken in or let out, and do not leave the salon until you are beaming with glee at the sight of yourself in the mirror. Make sure everything is snug enough to accentuate your waist and shoulders, but also loose enough for you to be comfortable in.
No perfect suit is actually perfect without the details that complete the look. Take your time to pick out just the right tie or bow-tie and of course the perfect pocket-square. If you want to keep your accessories neutral, the best option is to go for one that is in the same color palette as your suit, only a shade or two lighter or darker. If, on the other hand, you want to make the suit pop, opt for stripy or polka-dot infused accessories in contrasting colors.
Bonus tip: two grooms definitely do not have to be matchy-matchy when it comes to suits. A good idea, however, would be to keep things coordinated in the accessories department. They don’t have to be exactly the same, but a great effect can be achieved if your accessories match either by picking the same colors or patterns.