Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so it’s worth spending the extra time finding a wedding suit that is just right, especially as you’ll be looking back at those wedding photos for years to come. Don’t know where to start? Avoid any pre-wedding panic and follow our wedding suits for grooms style guide to ensure you and your groomsmen look as sharp as possible on the big day.

The Three Piece Suit

There’s nothing as timelessly stylish as the elegant combination of jacket, trousers and waistcoat, and if you can’t wear a three piece suit at your own wedding, when can you? From skinny, slim, tailored and classic suit styles, you have a wealth of options to choose from. Match the colour and fabric of all three items if you’d like your three piece suit to blend in, or if you’d prefer to make a statement a la David Beckham, choose a different colour and pattern for your waistcoat to make it stand out.

A little tip: the last button of your waistcoat should be left undone to allow you some flexibility and to prevent your waistcoat from restricting your movement during the big day.

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The Two Piece Suit

There’s a reason why the two piece suit has become the go-to wedding suit option for a groom and his groomsmen. Although a three piece suit has its merits, with a waistcoat adding an extra formal touch, a two piece suit can look equally as sophisticated. Don’t be afraid to mix and match, some grooms opt to wear a three piece suit themselves whilst dressing their groomsmen in two piece suits, with the waistcoat serving as a point of difference.

Or if you’re opting for a less formal wedding - we’re talking bare foot on the beach or at a beautiful, country location - then a more casual linen two piece can be the perfect middle ground.

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The Suit Colour

The colour of your wedding suit is almost as important as the style you choose. When thinking about the colour, consider the season in which you’re tying the knot - winter weddings call for richer hues, while summer weddings favour lighter options, the colour scheme of your wedding and your own personal preference. While there may be in vogue colour palettes at the time of your nuptials, navy, grey and black will always stand the test of time.

Looking for something season-appropriate? For a winter wedding, you can’t go wrong with tweed, navy blue or charcoal grey wedding suits. For a summer wedding, opt for tonal blues and light greys, or even a white suit (a popular choice for the braver groom), or if you’re going to be wedded abroad in sunnier climes, consider a more summery khaki or beige shade of suit.

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The Accessories

Finish off your wedding look with some key accessories, starting with a stylish tie or bow tie. Plain colours, think pinks, blues and reds, are amongst the most popular with many grooms choosing to match with the bridesmaids’ dresses or flowers, or alternatively paisley, patterned or printed ties are perfect for the more adventurous groom.

Next, the pocket square. The general rule is that it shouldn’t match your tie, but many a modern groom are bucking the trend and going all in with one colour theme. Don’t want to be too matching? Go for a more neutral colour, like cream or grey, which will pair with anything.

The devil is in the detail, so don’t forget to purchase a pair of cuff links to wear with your suit. Pick a pair that tie in with your wedding theme or go for something small and simple.

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The Footwear

Wedding shoes might be the last thing on your mind but the right footwear can really bring your whole wedding outfit together. Be sure to consider the style, colour and material of your wedding shoes and match them to your suit.

Going all out in a three piece suit or morning suit? Opt for a pair of smart Oxford shoes (a firm favourite amongst grooms) in a polished black. For a less formal approach, try tan or brown or go for loafers or brogues in black, brown or burgundy – perfect with a laidback two-piece.

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