The happiest day of your life? Absolutely. All the preparations leading up to it? Nerve-wrecking.
Picking the right wedding suit, for instance. It’s simple in theory, but in reality you’ll be drowning in a deluge of well-meaning, but ultimately confusing, opinions. Getting a tailored suit should be an enjoyable experience, but often you’ll feel so self-conscious and overwhelmed that you just can’t think straight. Too many choices to make… too much pressure. Hold it right there! You must relax and enjoy the process. This is how you do it:
Focus on the big picture. Rather than nit-picking on details such as colors, fabric and accessories…
How do I want to look… Modern? Classic? Powerful? Delicate? Edgy?
Make up your mind and pick *one* adjective that describes your ideal wedding suit. This one word will be the magic key to success, it facilitate communication with your tailor, and will make the process of choosing a weeding suit much more manageable.
Here are several examples to help you embrace this mindset; we picked 10 suits and boiled them down to a single adjective, to get you started:
Here’s a suit that expresses blustering happiness and a willingness to be the center of attention, all composed in a single color that makes the whole thing look very uniform. There is a contrast to the choices made in this set that convey unabashed elegance and mirth. The vibrant blue color on a glossy fabric seals the deal, leaving no room for doubt: this is your day and you plan to get the most of it.
Notice the moderate shine on the fabric; the somewhat edgy seam work cut on a coat that opens broadly on the chest. Light blue blazer over gray pants, with a little bowtie crowning the broadly exposed white shirt. Something about this set screams playfulness – as though the effort is making an adequate effort while also making a point about not trying too hard.
There’s something about grey suits that makes them look a bit discreet and conservative. Perhaps it’s the neutral color that conveys that message, but here the added touch of a yellow necktie asserts a suave outlook. This set expresses a soft-mannered character that would rather stay away from the spotlight, but who is unafraid of it and feels comfortable when expected to rise to the occasion.
This set looks very elegant and a somewhat intellectual, while making a point of not trying too hard to please. The whole thing conveys and academic mood: the jigsaw jacket and waistcoat work very well with the somewhat casual pants. The overall impression is of an intelligent person who feels adapted yet unencumbered by the norm, and is unafraid of matching garments they feel comfortable with.
There is a subtle interplay of contrasts that give this set a bold vintage look… somewhat as though the groom felt like combining different styles from different periods. The baby blue tie contrasts neatly with the darker tones in the suit, and the slim fitting trousers compliment the well-tailored jacket, which in turn matches the shoes perfectly.
Something about this tailor made suit reminds us of the sea, and conveys a fresh maritime look. Perhaps it’s the uniform blue accented by the metallic buttons on the vest, or the high cut of the jacket that suggests a balanced frame.
The dotted necktie in this set attempts to add a touch of levity on a suit that’s otherwise very sober looking. There is no major flourishing in this suit; it’s properly elegant and does not attempt to defy tradition in the very least. It brings much of the focus away from the groom; a good choice for someone who wishes to look more than adequate without drawing much attention.
While this suit looks somewhat like a school uniform, it makes the broom look very dashing in a classic way. Note the thin necktie that streamlines the figure and accents the lean figure. If you want to look great without seeming like you put too much thought into it, this is the kind of look you should aim for.
Here’s a set that really pushes a dapper feeling. The fine cut in this bespoke suit is extremely elegant, and the fabric looks tasteful and expensive. The vest opens broadly in the chest and closes below the ribcage, which accents the chest. That light blue necktie really bridges the gap and works really well in accenting the broom’s head.
These people are having fun! Notice the bright hues on the wedding suits, which suggest a bright life outlook. One gets the impression this grooms is more concerned about enjoying the wedding than just posing for the picture.
As you can see;
Doing the right choice is not so much about picking the right wedding suits. It’s about picking the combination that feels right to you! And doing so is much easier when you decide on what you feel like.
Rather than going in circles looking at suits and accessories, first decide specifically how you want to look. Keep it simple and pick a single adjective, which will serve as a guideline for all the dress options you may come across. This will make everything so much simpler… you need to try it!
Image Sources: 1) Babbphoto 2) Bella and Beau 3) Becky Ryan Photography 4) Green Antlers Photography 5) Laura Debourde Photography 6) Meagan Sarah Photography 7) the wardette studio 8) Yolande Marx 9) Dasha Caffrey 10) Joanna Brown