So you are getting married and you want your man to look his best on your special day. Amongst all of the details you have to deal with from flowers to menus, how important is the groom’s suit? One word answers the question — very. You and your wedding guests will soon forget the wine that was served with the meal, but you will have to look at that wedding photograph for a long time. You need to be visually united as a pair, yet retain your individually. Furthermore, in order to achieve a coordinated look of the entire wedding party, the groom’s suit needs to compliment the bride’s dress. The bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmen’s suits take their cue from the two stars of the show.
First of all, you need to decide on a style. The following are some general rules of style that will help you coordinate the bride and groom.
If you are intent on a formal evening wedding, the bride will be wearing a floor-length gown in ivory, white, or a pastel with a long veil and a train. The groom is expected to be attired in a black tuxedo with black tails. For the best overall effect, a bespoke wedding suit is the preferred choice. Keeping the season in mind, select a plain black material from our available fabrics, or let one of our experts help you with the decision. A silk satin fabric is usually required for the lapels and matched by a matching ribbon stripe on the outside seam of the trousers.
When considering a formal daytime wedding, the bride’s dress will follow the same format as the formal evening attire, except that the gown will be less elaborate. The groom will appear in short jacket or cutaway coat in either black or gray with gray striped trousers. Check our website for a variety of striped gray fabric in a range of hues.
The semi-formal evening wedding shows the bride in a floor- or tea-length gown with a shorter veil. As for the groom, it will depend on the season. A dinner jacket or a dark or light formal suit is appropriate. If the semi-formal wedding takes place in the daytime, the groom can consider a black or gray stroller.
If you choose an informal wedding, the bride’s gown can be short or long, or can be a dressy suit. The groom is in a dark business suit or during the warm weather, light coloured jackets or suits.
All of the above are general guidelines that will keep you on the conventional side of good taste. If you have a natural sartorial flair in colour and style, or want to express your individuality, the only rule you might keep in mind is that the groom’s garments should refer back to the bride’s dress in terms of colour coordination, tone, and formality. Our experts are always ready with helpful advice to aid you in the decision-making process.
Other aspects of the groom’s wedding suit that can be used to express a mood and to tie in the shades and styles of the wedding party are the choice of lapel width, double or single vented jacket, belt width, and how much of the sleeve cuff to expose. If you supply us with details of the wedding dress, we can provide you with a number of suggestions for the groom from our large collection.
This is your day and we understand that you want it to unfold as expected. Selecting the groom’s wedding suit is an important part of the event and needs to be planned well in advance of the day. Our years of experience are here to assist you with a well-coordinated wedding party.