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The Groom – Dressing For Your Big Day

Wedding Guide Team Inspire Me

Groom in top hat“Every groom should pay his bride the compliment of relating his style of dress to hers…”

Once the bride has decided on her colour, theme and style of dress it is time for the groom to decide on his attire.

In today’s modern world, there is now a wide choice of outfits for the groom and his male attendants:- the traditional style of morning suit, the timeless elegance of the frock coat or the Prince Edward jacket, the contemporary nehru jacket or the less formal, but very smart lounge suit.

If the Groom decides to wear top hat and tails then all other male members of the bridal party must follow suit. Morning suit is usually available in black, grey, and navy blue, accompanied with striped trousers and the look is completed with waistcoat, cravat, top hat and a pair of grey gloves. Frock coats and the shorter style of the Prince Edward jacket are available in a wider range of colours than morning suit. Nehru jackets are becoming increasingly popular, these are available in fabrics such as, silk, rich velvet and brocade, with either black or matching trousers. Finally the lounge suit, which can be accessorised with a fashionable tie to create an exquisite and unique look.

It is a good idea to echo your bridesmaids colours in the ties, cravats or waistcoats of the male attendants. For those finishing touches wear a double cuff sleeve with cufflinks and ensure your shoes are shiny.

You can hire any of the above outfits from a variety of menswear shops. It is always an advantage to order and have your fitting for your hire clothes at least 3 months before the wedding.