When you think about your wedding day, what type of day do you want it to be? Most people will tell you that your wedding will be the happiest and most important day of your life. While we completely agree with those people, we believe that your wedding day should be one of your best-dressed days too.
So, if you think that guys have it easy when it comes to preparing their attire for their wedding day, think again. Your groom’s attire is just as important as the bride’s, and there are just as many things for you to consider about what to wear. Would you choose a classic tuxedo or something a little more modern, and… what about accessories and - socks!? Open collar, tie, bow tie? See what we mean.
Choosing your wedding attire is not as simple as people make it out to be, but there are simple rules you can follow to make sure you’re the best dressed man on your wedding day.
Rule 1: Whatever you do, don’t take attention away from the bride
Make sure you get properly briefed on the theme and overall vision of the wedding day from your bride's perspective. Dressing formally on your wedding day is essential; however, make doubly sure you match the bride’s level of formality. For example, if she’s wearing a classic ball gown, opt for a classic tux; if she’s wearing a fun, short dress, opt for something more casual, like a linen suit. Although you might not agree with it, the bride is the princess of the party, and while you need to look good, make sure you don't outdo her.
Rule 2: Don’t pick fashion over class
In 20 years time, you don’t want your kids to cringe when they swipe through your wedding photos. When in doubt, keep it classic. There are some fashion trends that will always look timeless - rather make sure you keep your wedding attire timeless and skip going for temporary trends you’ll regret wearing when you look back a few years down the line.
When it comes to colour, stick to a dark suit, such as a midnight blue, charcoal, or black with a plain light shirt - not funky, popping colours like pinks and golds. If you want to brighten up your attire or blend into the overall wedding colour theme, you can wear a coloured bow tie, pocket square or waistcoat instead.
Most importantly, make sure your attire fits properly. Getting your suit especially tailored to fit your body perfectly will go a long way to making sure you look classy.
Rule 3: Pick your shoes carefully
Shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you so, as a rule (and not only on your wedding day) pick your shoes carefully.
Make sure your shoes are comfortable and, at the same time, classy. It's important to give them a polish on the day, and wear them in for at least a day before the wedding.
Rule 4: Don’t over accessorise
As we've mentioned above: classy over trendy. Here are a few acceptable grooms accessories that you can wear on your wedding day:
- Lapel pins - a well picked lapel badge can go along way to helping you pop a bit of fun, or colour without ruining your overall look. Plus, they're a less expensive, longer lasting alternative to things like corsages. Check out our range of lapel pins.
- Watch - don’t wear an oversized watch. Rather opt for a sleek, classy watch that compliments your style. Check out our sleek watches.
- Cuff links - keep it classy. Find the wedding perfect cuff links for your wedding day. Make sure your cuff links match the colour of your watch face.
- Belt - wear a plain, classy belt. Make sure your belt buckle is not too bulky for your attire. Check out our Murdoch Formal belt to see exactly what we're talking about.
How are you going to dress on the day? Let us know in the comments.