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When it comes to wedding attire, the groom is often overshadowed by the bride. However, that doesn’t mean that he can’t look just as sharp on the big day! In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know about buying a wedding suit for grooms. We’ll give you important steps to follow, current trends to consider, and tips on how to find the perfect outfit for your big day. So whether you’re just starting to plan or are almost ready to make a purchase, read on for all the information you need!

Men's wedding suits: the ultimate guide:

Before we start, we felt it’s important to mention trends for 22/23. Just like any other fashion trend, wedding suit styles and trends come and go. But don’t worry, we’ll give you an overview of the current trends so you can make an informed decision about what style is right for you.

This year, the most popular wedding suit trends are:

  • Neutral colours with colourful ties:
  • Slim-fit formal attire suits
  • Textured suits with a crisp white shirt
  • Colourful patterned two-piece suit
  • Bright blue suit for summer weddings

If you’re looking for something a little different, you can also consider a coloured suit or even a black wedding suit. Grooms are becoming more daring with their choices and we love it!

Grooms are now venturing out of the traditional black tuxedo and into new territory when it comes to their wedding day look. While black will always be a classic, we’re seeing more and more grooms opting for coloured suits in shades of navy, grey, and even green. If you’re feeling bold, you can even go for a patterned suit!

One thing is for sure, no matter what route you go, your suit should make you feel like the best version of yourself. After all, it’s your big day!

Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for your wedding suit:

Fit is key on your wedding day!

Make sure to get fitted by a professional so that your suit looks tailored and polished. Wedding suits are typically slim-fit, so if you’re not used to wearing them, they can feel a bit snug. But don’t worry, that’s normal! Just make sure the suit is comfortable enough to wear all night long.

When checking the fit of your suit, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The jacket should fit snugly on the shoulders with just enough room to button without pulling.
  • The sleeve length should be just long enough to show about half an inch of the shirt cuff.
  • The suit trousers should sit at your natural waist and fall straight down to the ground, with a small break at the front.
  • If you’re wearing a vest, make sure it fits snugly around your chest and doesn’t gap at the buttons.

Choose the right fabric

The type of fabric you choose for your suit will affect both the look and feel of the final product. If you want a suit that’s classic and timeless, go for wool fabric. For a suit that’s more modern, try a cotton blend or linen. And if you’re looking for something that’s lightweight and breathable, go for tropical weight wool. No matter what fabric you choose, make sure it’s comfortable and that you feel confident in it!
If you’re feeling really daring, velvet is making a comeback in the wedding suit world. This luxurious fabric is perfect for winter weddings or formal affairs. Just make sure to avoid any trends that might date your looks, like super skinny silhouettes or excessively long jackets.

Choose quality over quantity

When it comes to your wedding suit, it’s important to invest in quality fabric and construction. This suit is an investment that you’ll wear for years to come, so you want it to last. We recommend opting for a wool suit as it’s durable and will hold its shape over time. A high-quality suit is an investment and your wedding suit if chosen appropriately can act as a timeless piece in your wardrobe for many years to come.

Think about the wedding suits details

From your shirt and tie to your shoes and accessories, pay attention to the small details. They can make all the difference in pulling your look together. Often having your shirt and tie custom-made to match your suit can elevate your look to the next level. And don’t forget about your shoes! A good pair of dress shoes will not only complete your look but will also be comfortable enough to dance the night away.

Consider the season… winter wedding?

If you’re getting married in the summer, you’ll want a lighter-weight fabric to keep you cool. For winter weddings, go for a wool or cashmere suit to keep you warm. Believe it or not, you won’t be the only one sweating on your wedding day! If you’re getting married in a hot climate, make sure your groomsmen are comfortable too by choosing a suit fabric that’s breathable and light. You can’t go wrong with a classic navy suit, no matter what the season.

Think about your venue

If you’re getting married outdoors, you’ll want to make sure your suit is appropriate for the weather conditions. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable on your big day. If you’re having a beach wedding then, believe it or not, salt water can damage your suit, so make sure to choose a fabric that’s resistant to stains! If you’re getting married in a cold climate, make sure your suit is warm enough to keep you comfortable all night long.
Now that you know the basics of shopping for a wedding suit, it’s time to get out there and start trying things on! With so many options available, you’re sure to find the perfect suit for your big day.

Bredenbury Court's Real Life Weddings:

Groom in suit:

Mitch Clarke: Blue Velvet Suit jacket

Mitch Clarke: Blue Velvet Suit jacket

In February this year, Mitch opted for a navy three-piece velvet suit from Moss Bros for his wedding to Sophie. Mitch’s look was completed with a white shirt, black bowtie, white pocket square, tan shoes and a yellow rose flower. Mitch’s was the perfect choice for his winter wedding at Bredenbury Court.

“I wanted something a little different to the usual wedding suit and when I saw this velvet suit I knew it was the one. It was so comfortable to wear and I loved the way it looked in our photos.”

Craig Harris: Three-Piece Suit

Craig Harris: Three-Piece Suit

In September last year, Craig married his wife Amber at Bredenbury Court. Craig chose a classic navy suit from Peter Posh in Shrewsbury for his big day, which he teamed with a grey waistcoat, white shirt, red bow tie and mahogany shoes. Not to mention his wife’s beautiful bride’s maids…

“I wanted a suit that I would be able to wear again and I loved the way this one fitted. The colour was perfect for our September wedding and it looked great in the photos.”

Jamie: Three-Piece Patterned suit with tailored fit

Jamie: Three-Piece Patterned suit with tailored fit

Jamie and Kate got married in the summer of 2021, so a light-coloured suit was a must. Jamie chose a grey three-piece suit from Moss Bros, which he teamed with a white shirt, pink tie and matching pocket square. His look was completed with mahogany shoes and a white rose boutonniere.

“I wanted something that would keep me cool in the summer heat and I loved the way this suit looked. It was so comfortable to wear and I got so many compliments on it.”

Andrew Turner: Black suit with a pink tie

Glen: Designer Three-piece Ted Baker suit with burgundy polka dot tie

Andrew and Rebecca had a scorching summer wedding at Bredenbury Court in July 2021. Andrew chose a black three-piece suit from Cavani, which he teamed with a white shirt, pink tie and pocket square. His look was completed with black shoes and a white rose boutonniere.

“I wanted something that would make me stand out from the crowd and I loved the way this suit looked. The black and pink combo was perfect for our summer wedding.”

Glen: Designer Three-piece Ted Baker suit with burgundy polka dot tie

Glen: Designer Three-piece Ted Baker suit with burgundy polka dot tie

Glen and his beautiful new wife Louise got married in October last year and Glen chose a dapper three-piece suit from Ted Baker. He teamed his navy suit with a white shirt, burgundy poker dot tie and pocket square. His look was completed with black shoes and a pink rose boutonniere.

“I wanted something that would be stylish and timeless and I loved the way this suit looked. The navy colour was perfect for our autumn wedding.”

Mike Melhuish: Patterned Three-piece pocket watch suit

Mike Melhuish: Patterned Three-piece pocket watch suit

Mike and Abby got married in June this year and Mike chose a stylish three-piece suit from Cox Malvern. He teamed his grey suit with a white shirt, black and white polka dot tie and pocket square. His look was completed with a matching waistcoat, tan shoes and a white rose boutonniere.

“I wanted something that would be stylish and unique and I loved the way this suit looked. The polka dot tie was a perfect finishing touch.”

Grant Stevens: Grey and Navy hybrid wedding suit

Grant Stevens: Grey and Navy hybrid wedding suit

Last but not least, Frances and Grant got married in July this year and Grant chose a stylish grey and navy hybrid suit from Swagger&Swoon for the Cravats and Pocket Squares. He teamed his suit with a grey shirt, grey necktie, white pocket square and black shoes. His look was completed with a stylish boutonniere.

“I wanted something that would be stylish and modern and I loved the way this suit looked. The grey and navy combo were perfect for our summer wedding.”

As you can see, there are lots of different ways you can style your groom’s wedding suit. Whether you go for a classic three-piece suit or something a little more unique, make sure you choose something that you feel comfortable in and that you love the way it looks. We hope this has given you some inspiration for your own groom’s wedding suit.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, take a look at our real-life weddings at Bredbury Court!

Wedding Suit FAQs:

What style of wedding suit should I go for?

It really depends on your personal style and the overall theme or tone of your wedding. If you’re having a formal wedding, then a classic three-piece suit is always a good option. But if you’re looking for something a little more unique, there are lots of different styles of suits out there to choose from.

What colour wedding suit should I go for?

Again, it really depends on your personal style and the overall theme or tone of your wedding. If you want something classic, then a black or navy suit is always a good option. But if you’re looking for something a little more unique, there are lots of different colours out there to choose from.

What accessories should I wear with my wedding suit?

A good rule of thumb is to keep your accessories simple and classic. A white shirt, black shoes and a tie in a complementary colour are always a good option. But if you want to add a little more personality to your look, then consider adding a pocket square or boutonniere in a contrasting colour.

Where can I buy a wedding suit?

There are lots of different places you can buy a wedding suit. You could go to a department store, a specialist menswear store or even an online retailer. If you’re looking for something unique, then you could even try renting a suit from a company like GQ Grooms.
We hope this has given you some helpful information about buying a wedding suit for grooms. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be more than happy to help you find the perfect wedding suit for your big day.
Happy wedding planning!

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