Grooms, listen up! Other than turning up on time, you have one big responsibility for your wedding day – choosing your outfit! Hopefully you’ve managed to get all the fancy dress and surprises out of the way on your stag do!
Whether you have or not though, remember this is the time for classic choices which will need to look good in your wedding pictures for years to come, and won’t leave you or others viewing your photos with a fashion hangover! Here’s a guide to help you choose the perfect outfit for your big day.
Choosing the Right Wedding Outfit
First Things First…
You need to start off with some really basic decisions on style you want to go for, and from there you can make choices about the details such as colour and accessories.
You need to decide what kind of outfit you’re going to wear – a suit, kilt, morning dress, black tie… there are lots of choices available.
Kilts are the most popular choice in Scotland for obvious reasons – they look great on most men and are part of the Scottish national dress – but unless you have genuine Scottish heritage it’s probably best to avoid it.
Full morning dress has gone seriously out of fashion over the last few years, with many men choosing to buy a normal two or three-piece suit instead as an investment that they can wear again over the coming years.
Ultimately, it’s all about choosing something that you feel confident in, but it’s wise to involve your other half in the accessory discussion too, especially when it comes to choosing the colour of your tie and/or pocket square – most brides will want their groom to wear a tie colour that coordinates with either the wedding colour scheme or her dress specifically, but that’s different to the ties your best man and groomsmen are wearing – so let her guide you out on this one.
Keep Budget in Mind
As with any aspect of your wedding, your budget will influence your choice of outfit. Specifically your budget is likely to heavily influence your decision to either hire or buy your outfit. If your budget is limited, hiring is a great choice as it’s usually much less expensive than buying an outfit, and there are often discounts if you and your groomsmen hire together.
If you wear a suit every day for work, or very regularly for formal occasions of business, investing in a good quality suit – or even having one tailor made – can keep you well dressed for years to come. Having a suit made can run from around £1200, so not a small chunk of money, but if your budget allow you’ll feel really special on the day – why let your bride have all the fun?
Whatever design or style of wedding outfit you choose, remember to keep it simple, and something you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable in for your special day…
Image credits – Oakhouse Photography