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Formal Groom’s Wear- 5 Tips You Need to Know

Formal Grooms Wear: 5 Tips You Need to Know  

By Jennifer Dawson

Let’s face it – men often have a hard time picking out the perfect outfit for their wedding. When it comes to planning the big day, finding a great suit isn’t always a major factor when compared to the white dress. In fact, men are basically expected to wear the right color tie and a suit to complete the look. However, unlike a wedding dress, choosing a quality suit will go beyond the day of the wedding.

Menswear is all about the minor details and the fit that makes the stylish outfit complete. Making sure that you understand those details will make it easier to find the perfect suit. To help you pull off your wedding day style, here are 5 tips you need to know.

Fit the Theme

Before you start suit shopping, your attire must be appropriate for the theme and venue of the wedding. If you plan to have the ceremony outdoors, you can wear semi-formal attire such as light-colored suits. For a grand ballroom wedding, choose a tuxedo or a dark tailored suit. If you want to get even more formal, a white tie suit is ideal for the ultimate luxe wedding.

Start Shopping Early

The best way to prepare for the big day is to start shopping at least 90 days before your wedding. Not only will this help you save money, you will also avoid the stress of shopping. This will allow you to get your suit tailor made, and avoid the possible mistakes of a rushed order.

Dress For Your Body

The key to pulling off a formal look is to dress for your body type. It is important to understand what certain clothing pieces can do for your body. If you want to slim down, choose a fitted suit with a tailored nip in the waist. To add bulk, opt for a double-breasted suit to broaden your shoulders.

Plan Accessories to Compliment the Look

Choose shoes that look good with the formal suit but are also able to pair with a casual outfit. In addition to footwear, the tiny accessories will make all the difference. A tie bar will set your formal look while a timeless watch piece will turn a plain suit into a stylish grooms wear.

Communicate with the Bride

As the groom, do not mistake the importance of discussing your attire with your future wife. While it is important to maintain your unique style, be sure to add their input as well. Take this opportunity to show off your style as a couple. Communication is key in life, especially if you plan to have a successful wedding.


Photo by Tim Souza Photography

The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Palm Beach Weddings Magazine and Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.