For most men, the bulk of the wedding planning is wisely left up to the bride-to-be. The hectic wedding planning and heavy focus on the bride’s attire may have you thinking that you should put your own wedding attire on the back burner. However, it is just as important for the groom to look as dapper and stylish as his bride is beautiful. After all, this is a big day, and there will be lots of pictures taken, so you should look your best.
Below you will find a checklist of not only what type of suit to wear on your special day but the different types of accessories you should think about adding as well.
This one is obvious, but remember that not just any old suit will suffice. Your suit should match the colour scheme and formality of the wedding. If you’re already feeling lost, don’t worry. The cut and colour of your suit is something that your bride will most likely have detailed thoughts about.
Be sure to go to a physical shop that sells or rents formal attire at least once. You will probably need to be measured and try on a few different styles to see what looks best on your body type. While you are trying different suit options, remember to try on at least one waistcoat to see how it looks and feels. You want to have as many comfortable options as possible.
Once you have the suit squared away, you can decide on the tie. Normally, the tie is something you can have a little bit of fun with, and it is also something you can do differently to stand out from your groomsmen. Whether you choose a traditional tie, a cravat or a bow tie, just be sure it goes along with the colour scheme your bride has chosen.
The majority of men probably don’t give much thought to accessories since they are typically thought of as something that women wear. While it is true that accessorising is more typical of females, there is actually an entire host of accessories and finishing touches available to men as well.
Even if you tend to keep your wardrobe simple at other times, on your wedding day, you should step up your outfit a few notches with some simple, stylish accessories like the ones listed below.
Not only will this save you from constantly glancing at your smartphone during the big day, it will add an extra air of sophistication to your outfit. If you don’t own a high-end watch, this is something you should consider splurging on.
Cufflinks are an easy way to take your outfit to the next level while also allowing you to personalise your attire. Cufflinks can be found in just about every design imaginable, so don’t be afraid to get a pair that represent your interests or hobbies.
Adding a handkerchief with an interesting pattern is a great way to distinguish yourself from your groomsmen. If you want to get extra fancy, find a tutorial and learn how to give your pocket square a unique fold.
Yes, even your scent is an important aspect of your attire. Often, your strongest memories are tied to scent, so you will want to choose something polished and inviting that will invoke warm, nostalgic feelings the next time you use it. It’s best to choose something slightly different than your everyday scent, regardless of how formal your wedding will be.
Speaking of scents, keep a refreshing breath mint spray tucked into your pocket. You don’t want to spoil the big kiss with stale breath, right?
Wedding planning can be a stressful time for you and your bride, but choosing your attire doesn’t have to be tedious or difficult. Simply follow this checklist and you’ll be looking dapper and fresh in no time.
Ivette works in marketing at Politix, an Australian-based menswear store that specialises in providing accessible luxury men’s clothing. Politix believes in focusing on quality and allow men in Australia to be well dressed for any occasion or dress code.