What should you wear to get married? The short answer is: whatever you damn well please. At the end of the day it's your wedding but show respect for the occasion. Just remember this day gives you a solid reason to get dressed up and splurge on a new suit you'll have forever. It's our responsibility to make sure you look and feel your best on your wedding day.
Planning a wedding can come with feelings of being overwhelmed or confused, that's why our staff will make sure to greet you with a firm handshake and warm smile. We'll ask you to get comfy, have a seat, and give us your undivided attention as we walk you through the process as the first primary consultation is the most crucial interaction; this is where we figure out the ins & outs of your special day.
We've been in the wedding industry for a very long time and have noticed that every party has a different style in mind ranging from extravagant, rustic, black formal and more. During our consultation, our staff needs to be on the same page and get as much detail as possible.
Here are the top five questions we will discuss during your consultation to better understand what you're looking for:
The Bridal Dress:
Our consultation must get to see a picture of the bridal dress (don't worry, we won't give anything away). Seeing the dress gives us a better idea of how to dress up the groom to make sure both people compliment each other. Seeing the dress will also make designing, and picking fabrics for the groom's custom suit go more smoothly.
The Wedding Reception or Venue:
The venue plays a dramatic role in how to choose you and your groomsmen's wardrobe.
The Wedding Date:
The time of year will determine the fabrications, colour, and style of your wedding suit.
The Bridesmaids' Dresses:
The colour of the bridesmaids' dresses will help choose the colour and style of each entourage member.
The Wedding Decorator:
As you know, every decorator has a different lifestyle, matching your decor or wedding colours can help make everything look more uniform.
Creating a Suit
We treat weddings like it's a red carpet event- very formal, eye-catching, and stylish. Our goal is to make the groom look dominant amongst his groomsmen and distinctive when standing alongside his bride.
Having a custom suit made can be exciting and fun; however, it can also become overwhelming or over the top. Our consultants are here to make sure your suit turns out better than you expected.
Here are some of our tips when creating your custom suit:
A Black tie outfit is formal and sophisticated. It symbolizes strength and is an ideal look for a groom as it better coordinates with different styles of gowns.
Navy suits are usually more casual than tuxedos and are an excellent pick for a traditional relaxed wedding for Fall and Winter.
Light grey suits are best for Spring and Summer weddings and are a great option for a daytime wedding.
Try a Tuxedo:
A tuxedo never goes out of style. Even if you only wear it a few more times, you won't regret it when you look back at your wedding photos in 20 years. Don't be afraid to get a second outfit, don't forget that it's your special day too, you can pull off a morning and evening look. However, if you're comfortable buying a tuxedo and it works with your wedding style, we believe it's a smart investment.
- Don't Go Over the Top:
A common misconception is that you can only wear your suit once, although this is true for the bride, it's not unusual for the groom to wear their suit more than once. Gone are the days where times a tux could only be worn at events. Today, you can see tuxedo or suit jackets being paired with jeans as a statement blazer. However, you may be tempted to go nuts with bright colours, bold patterns or contrast buttonholes. However, resist, especially if you're having a custom suit made, as over the top patterns and colour can quickly become outdated.
Don't Forget the Wedding Party
Your family, friends, and other members of your wedding party play a significant role on your wedding day, and you need to make sure that everyone looks appropriately dressed and feeling their best.
Here are some things to consider:
The Father of the Bride and The Ring Bearer:
When styling the Father of the groom, be sure to add some personality but don't go overboard. Remember dads are not the groomsmen, try to get a style that coordinates with the colour scheme of the rest of the men, but is not entirely the same.
When dressing the ring bearer, be sure to match the style of the wedding and decide whether to buy or rent.
2. Complete the Look with Shoes:
3. White Shirts are the Right Shirts:
No matter if you choose a tuxedo or suit, you should always wear a white shirt. White shirts work with everything from the most casual to the dressiest dress codes, and they hide sweat better than a pastel shirt. White shirts will go with literally any tie.
Ideally, your white shirt should have cuff links or studs instead of buttons and a jazzy front, such as pleats, which are a perfect option for a tuxedo.
4. Destination Weddings:
The rules change if you're getting married somewhere hot. Beach weddings are more of a soft, casual setting, especially getting married oceanside. Open collared dress shirts are the perfect look for a destination wedding. Unlined tailoring outfits will trap less heat, as will light colours. For darker shades, choose cotton, linen, or seersucker and are breathable. Finally, don't forget to swap your shoes for loafers or sandals to feel comfortable on the beach.
No matter what your result, it's essential to find the style that matches your ideal wedding day look. The more you prepare and the more information you bring to your consultation, the faster and more relaxed your appointment will be. Remember, we're here to help bring your vision to life and make sure you look like the best version of yourself on your special day!