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How to choose the groom’s wedding outfit

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 30th, 2012 0 comments yet. Be the First

While some Groomzillas are convinced their wedding day is all about them, they shouldn’t forget that they wouldn’t be walking down that aisle without one very special person: the groom.

After all had he not asked for your hand, you might not be picking out that bridal gown, get a gorgeous ring on your wedding finger nor show your commitment to the person you love in front of family and friends. OK, most eyes might be on the bride during a wedding, but what about the groom?

What should a groom look for when choosing a suit?

Choosing a wedding suit can be quite complex, so it will be well worth the money to seek expert advice – especially if you want his apparel to go with the colours of the wedding. Of course you can buy off-the-rail, but with all the subtleties of colour and design which will be affected by both time of year of the wedding, to body shape and skin colour, bespoke is the way forward.

Also skilled suit makers will be able to offer impartial advice, and have trained for many years to ensure they know everything about their trade. If you do decide to go for a ready-made suit, then make sure you go somewhere where they seem to know their stuff.

How much involvement you as the bride have on the choice of your groom really depends on how much of the wedding you have been responsible for organising already.

If the venue and overall theme has been decided (modern, traditional, vintage, church) then he might be fine, with a few helpful pointers. But to be on the safe side, make sure you send with a sample cloth of the bridesmaids’ dresses so that his attire can complement them.

When it comes to cut, the smartest of all is a Morning Coat (yep that’s what the Royals wear), which is black with striped trousers and a patterned waistcoat. If you want a more informal style, opt for a more modern and relaxed approach and choose a fitted, 1 or 2 button lounge suit.

However if in doubt, make it a day and join him on this important task! If he’s not big on fashion he’s likely to be grateful for you removing some of the pressure.

The images above are from one of our favourite suit makers, Spencer Hart. Check out his Spring/Summer 2013 collection here.

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