Even though it might seem like each one of the guests at a wedding is gushing over the bride, it is still just as important for a groom to feel dapper and handsome. Even if a bride is wearing the most beautiful dress, it will mean nothing if the groom beside her doesn’t match her style and confidence.
If you or someone you know is trying to decide on a suit, they should know that there are quite a few things to consider when it comes to choosing a design. From color to cufflinks, a groom will need to choose what kind of look he’s going for as well as a budget to not only look but feel good as well.
Here are some tips for grooms on how to pick the right suit for the big day:
Do It Early
Shopping isn’t always the most favored pastime for men, and, while you’d think that this means leaving their shopping until the last minute, it actually means the opposite. Those grooms who wait too long to choose their suit are likely going to be spending more money on their choice, and they’re probably going to be under a lot of pressure now that they’re behind schedule.
To avoid a disappointed bride and a larger bill, it’s a great idea to start your suit shopping as early as possible. If your “Save the Date” cards have already been sent out, this is a good time to start looking if you haven’t done so already. This way, you can take some time to make your decision and to see what kinds of options you have. Not only that, but starting early means that you can also decide on your groomsmen’s outfits earlier and avoid the possibility of the suits being on back order.
Know the Color Scheme
Men might have a specific suit color that they really love or want to try, but that doesn’t always mean it’s going to make the cut. Before you even start shopping, make sure that you speak to your partner about potential color schemes at the ceremony and find out what color the bridesmaids will be wearing as well.
The worst thing would be that all of the groomsmen are fitted and have purchased their suits before the colors are chosen, and the whole wedding party clashes. If you really have your heart set on a specific suit color, try to find a nice compromise with your partner. Black isn’t the “it” color, anymore; in fact, there are lots of modern groomsmen suit colors to choose from, so keep your options open.
Mind the Season
None of the guests want to see a groom uncomfortable in his attire. Just like brides, adding the location and weather into consideration is going to be a huge factor when it comes to making decisions about your suit.
If you’re having a beach wedding, you’ll certainly choose a different style than if you’re having a winter wonderland ceremony. Similarly, you won’t want to have on a 3-piece suit if you’ll be out in the sun all day or stuck in a stuffy venue. Knowing about both the venue and the potential temperature on your wedding day will be extremely helpful to picking a suit that will leave you feeling classy and comfortable at the same time.
Speak to a salesperson about the kinds of weather and venue you’re looking at so that they can help you make decisions about pant length, fabrics, accessories, etc.
Go for Fitted
A budding bride might have the attention of everyone as she walks down the aisle, but you should remember that she’ll be the one looking at you. If your suit looks frumpy or oversized, chances are you’re not going to get a lot of praise for effort.
If you know you’re going to need a suit, be sure to get fitted for your suit from head to toe. A tailored suit will look much cleaner and composed, and it will show off all of your best assets. Although a tailored suit will cost more, this kind of investment is something you can wear for the rest of your life. It is worth it to pay the extra cost, as opposed to renting something that doesn’t fit you perfectly in all of the right places.
Do Some Research
It never hurts to do some research before you start shopping, especially if you’ve never shopped for a suit before. Go online and browse through photos of groom’s suits that you like, and save a small album of them to show to a salesperson. This can be very helpful in giving them an idea about your personal style, color choices, etc.