The Contemporary Groom
There’s no getting away from it. Your bride and “The Dress” should come centre stage on your wedding day. But that’s not to say that the groom’s wedding day style isn’t important too.
If you’re a groom worried that your suit will look old fashioned or just want to stamp a bit of personality on your wedding attire, take a look at our contemporary groom’s guide to wedding day style:
Classic fit suits can look baggy and boxy – definitely not the look you want on your wedding day. A tailored fit suit is narrower, with a nipped in waist and a slightly tapered leg, which can give you a much better silhouette. And, if your body shape fits the bill, narrower skinny and slim fit suits are the height of contemporary style. Lisburn supplier McCalls have a wide range of contemporary wedding suits.
Suit Style Tips
A few style tips you may not have considered when choosing your suit:
- Lapels: A wide lapel is seen as traditional (and potentially old fashioned). A narrow lapel is very modern. Somewhere in the middle gives a more timeless look.
- Ties: Tie width should match the width of your lapel. Tie colour should match with your pocket square (if you choose to have one).
- Cuffs: Jacket sleeves should show around an inch of shirt cuff. And trouser cuffs should sit neatly on top of your shoes without reaching the floor at your heel.
If you are in the Dungannon area why not try out award-winning stockist Tux & Tails for wedding suits.
If your wedding has a theme your suit should at least make a subtle nod towards it. Tweed is a popular option for rustic or country chic themed weddings. Throw in a matching waistcoat and you’ll nail the look. Don’t be afraid to head for pastels, lightweight linen fabrics and bare feet for a beach wedding. And find a suit cut in the style of a bygone era if you and your bride have chosen a vintage theme.
If your bride wants you to incorporate the wedding colour scheme into your own attire, think ties and pocket squares (maybe even socks or shoes if you’re feeling daring). Get a swatch of fabric that matches the theme (bride approved, of course) and take it out when shopping. That way you can be sure that tones work together.
Groom shoes should be comfortable and stylish. But they don’t have to be boring. Some contemporary grooms opt for colourful brogues, relaxed loafers (without socks) and, for a laid-back wedding, even a pair of Converse. As long as they’re sparklingly clean and have been vetted by your bride you’re good to go.
The Little Extras
Just as the bride is supposed to have “something borrowed” as part of her wedding day get up, consider if there’s anything close to your heart you’d like to carry with you as you walk down the aisle. Your grandad’s pocket watch? A pair of cufflinks from your mum and dad? These sentimental items can really make your day feel extra special.
Wedding day style isn’t just about the bride. What the groom wears also has a big impact. Modern, vintage, black tie or shirt sleeves – whatever you choose, make sure it fits like a glove and fits with the theme to really make a statement.