Yesterday we shared some good-looking options for grooms and groomsmen ties, but today we’re focusing on the whole style package! Let’s face it: for most traditional weddings, the bride is the focus. That doesn’t mean that the groom and his attendants shouldn’t look their best, though! So today I thought it would be helpful to offer some wedding attire tips for men.
1. Consider the setting. You’ll obviously dress differently for a casual outdoor wedding than you will for a formal indoor one. Make sure your attire suits the setting. No matter how casual the event, however, do take care to choose clothing dressier than you’d normally wear. For example, opt for light khaki pants and a white collared shirt if you’re exchanging vows on the beach. This is meant to be one of the most significant days of your life, so dress the part.
2. Give it a personal touch. There’s no rule saying you can’t add some personality to a wedding suit or tux. Grooms today are infusing their personal touch in their attire through themed socks, special tie pins, or cufflinks in a fun theme, like the Transformers logo or a sports team emblem. Just keep it tasteful, fellas!
3. Handle with care. As Hollywood has demonstrated through movies like The Hangover, much can happen in the span of 24 hours. Be sure your attire (and that of your attendants) is safely stored the night before the wedding to help avoid any wardrobe mishaps.
4. Dare to be different. According to GQ, the traditional black suit is starting to get edged out by hipper, trendier looks like khaki, gray, or even white suits. If you consider yourself a trendsetter, don’t shy away from mixing things up with a unique suit style, a quirky bow tie, or a cleverly folded pocket square.
5. Don’t skip the barber. Looking good for your wedding doesn’t end at a good suit. Make sure you visit the barber the week before your wedding to get a decent haircut. While you’re there, you may want to indulge in a hot towel shave with a straight razor.
6. Embrace culture and tradition. I’ve worked with couples from all over the world, and I enjoy seeing the different traditional styles of dress for each culture. Whether it’s a tux, a kilt, a Sherwani, or any other cultural attire, wear it with style!
No matter what style of dress you choose, make sure it complements your future spouse’s attire and wear it with confidence. Also make sure everything is nicely pressed and ready to go the day of the wedding. The time to take off that jacket and tie will come soon enough!
Do you have any questions about men’s wedding attire? Reach out to me in the comments and I’m happy to help.