Weddings are so full of decisions about show stopping things that often deciding on the right wedding suit ends up at the bottom of the to-do list. Don’t leave it until the week before to buy the suit you need for your summer wedding. Start planning what you want now so you can add to the vibrancy of the day and your suit can be a part of the statement of the wedding.
What to consider? Suits come in a bewildering variety of styles and colours; before starting to shop you need a plan. Weddings need to be thought of as an ensemble piece – there is no point you choosing a suit that you love but which looks wrong amongst the rest of the wedding party. Plan around what you are a part of. If the bridesmaids are in pastels, greys or muted blues look great. If the theme is a riot of colour, choosing something restrained and traditional will make you stick out like a sore thumb.
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When choosing a summer wedding suit is also important to think about what will remain stylish yet enjoyable to wear for a whole day. Something that pinches or cinches will not bring out the best in you, on a day when you will spend most of your time shaking hands and thanking people for making the effort to be there. Something comfortably chic is the answer.
The British summer is an unreliable thing at the best of times, but you don’t want to end up sweating your way through the day. For a summer wedding, think lightweight summer wedding suit. Choosing lightweight fabrics such as 100% wool or linen will make a hot day infinitely more enjoyable and will mean you are left with memories are of the great time you had.
Finally, to tie or not to tie? Ties are a great way to accessorize and bring a flash of colour to your outfit, but if you are aiming for a more informal wedding then it is worth considering whether a tie is necessary or not. In the summer a white open collared shirt can create a simple, stylish look that is more suited to the weather. Give some thought to whether a tie will complete your outfit or whether your outfit is already complete.
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Good luck with your planning – with a little bit of attention to detail before you hit the shops you will make the whole suit buying experience a lot more hassle free. Here are the key things to consider:
- Which colour will complement the rest of the wedding party?
- Which fabric will work best for me?
- Which cut will help me stay relaxed and cool for the day?
- Do I need to accessorize?
As well as obviously ‘What looks great on me?’