Dressing Our Beautiful Grooms

Bonjourno my lovelies, how are you all today?

Don’t I have a special Matthew Oliver guest post today from the amazing Weddingsite; all about dressing our beautiful men for their weddings.


Dressing the Groom

If you are a bride to be, then you’re probably overwhelmed by advice on how to choose a wedding dress. There is certainly no shortage of opinions, tips, and helpful information out there. As women, we have a slight advantage in that we have been taught that dressing well is important from an early age. Therefore, should we choose to get married, we probably already know how to choose the right dress for our budget, body type, and style preferences. Things can be a bit tricky for the groom however, especially if the groom is not particularly confident in the arena of fashion. We’ve put together a short guide on dressing the groom to make choosing a wedding suit a little bit easier.

Groom Wedding Adive

 Fabric and material

One of the biggest considerations in buying a wedding suit, the height and weight of the fabric you choose will be instrumental in ensuring the grooms comfort. Since most weddings take place during the summer months, the most popular materials for a grooms suit are lightweight mohair or a wool. You can even choose a silk blend to make the outfit a little bit more luxurious. If you opt to save money by getting married in the winter when wedding venues are cheaper, then you might try looking for a heavy wool or even a traditional tweed suit.

Wedding Groom Attire Advice for Wedding Grooms

Fit and body type

Whether you choose to rent or buy a suit, making sure that the suit fits properly is key to a successful wedding outfit which will be featured in all your videos and photographs. There are certain important details- such as the bottom of the trousers breaking on top of the shoe, tapering down slightly over the heel and fingertips reaching the bottom of the jacket- that are incredibly important for a smart presentation. A qualified tailor will be able to advise you and make sure that the suit fits properly. One more important detail–the socks must not be visible!

Groom Wedding Attire*photo credit the amazing and beautiful Hayley Savage

Type of suit

The most traditional type of suit is the morning jacket–this is the grey pinstriped single breasted suit, worn with a pale or lighter coloured waistcoat underneath. This type of suit is commonly associated with the upper classes and the Royal family. If you want a more casual, contemporary, or a more individual suit, then you can go for something like a stroller jacket with tails, or a dashing tuxedo.

Whilst buying a custom suit can be very expensive indeed, renting a suit is not without its unexpected expenses. Example, you might be fined for late returns or for stains on the suit. These are small things that you can budget for when planning your big day, and sites such as weddingsite.co.uk significantly lighten the pressure but another option is to simply buy your suit. The main advantage of this is being able to keep it as a family heirloom. Remember that your wedding is supposed to be a fun day, and you can incorporate the theme of your wedding into your suit design by having the lining of the jacket and waistcoat match the decor, or choosing fun accessories to go with your grooms outfit.

Really useful information, so make sure you check out the Weddingsites’ website for more information on Grooms attire and where to get it.

Thanks for popping by and hopefully see you all very soon.

Matthew Oliver & Weddingsite xx