The Wedding Affair Perfect Planning Guide… The Grooms Fashion
Its not often we write posts honoured to our lovely groom readers, but with a new season comes different suit styles… so, whether you are reading to get tips for your future hubbie, or just to get all the ‘in trend’ suit ideas to please your misses, you have come to the right place! Spring has most definitely sprung, so lighter colours are in trend and of course, lighter materials could be an option for you too.
Have you brought your wedding suit yet? We would love to know what colour you are choosing for your Spring/ Summer wedding. Let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page. And, just in case any of the bride-to-be’s are reading this feeling a teeny bit jealous, we published a similar feature on finding your perfect wedding dress not too long ago!
Finding the perfect suit for your wedding day is nothing less of a massive deal. There are many different ways to go about it; hitting the high street, booking a personal shopping experience, hiring your suit from a tailors or even having a bespoke outfit made for you. First things first, though, we would recommend you take a look at The Wedding Affair Approved Supplier List!
Alternatively, do join us this Sunday at the most gorgeous Swinton Park, 12-3pm for a luxury wedding show case, we will have the finest suits and menswear for you to take a peek at from Harrogate Suit Hire and Humphrey & Tilly. We also have everything in-between from Prosecco van’s to helicopters and some stunning blooms and venue styling. A day of inspiration and luxury in one of the most prestigious venues in Yorkshire.
Chances are before you get married, you’ll have worn a suit at some point, so hopefully you’ll know whether you’d like a slim cut or something more traditional, at the end of the day you know your style best! You’ll hopefully know what colours suit you and what colours will work with your wedding decor. You may even want to avoid anything that feels too ‘worky’ if you wear a suit on a say to day basis…
For men, Spring is the perfect time to subtly experiment with colour—not too hot for dark hues and not too cold for pastels and brighter colour options. Layer brightly coloured shirts under lightweight suit jackets and accessories with slim ties or bold patterned accessories such as socks or bow ties for the ones seeking a quirky touch. There are so many subtle ways for men to add colour to their looks, so there’s no excuse for a straight black-and-white ensemble, unless you are doing black tie, of course.
A floral tie pin is a summer-appropriate companion (or alternative) to a pocket square, while ties look great crafted from silk, knotted in a half Windsor and coloured pale pink, lilac or blue. A firm favourite colour of The Wedding Affair!
For Grooms seeking something different from a standard colour why not consider a tweed wedding suit? Perfect for a rustic wedding, yet also so perfectly colour matched to a Spring/Summer time wedding. We would love to know what you think.
Known for its rough texture and beige or grey colour, tweed was once considered an informal fabric. Today, people see tweed in a different light. In contrast to the rural and informal associations of yesteryear, tweed is often seen as chic, whimsical and authentically British fabric.
And, the perfect addition to tweed? Braces are an attractive addition to a groom’s wedding suit, especially if you’re going for a more casual look – for instance, if you’re wearing them with trousers, a shirt and a pair of brown shoes. Not many modern men get to wear braces. Like the pocket watch, they have a novelty factor that can look unique in your wedding photographs. We love them.
During the colder months, tweed, wool, and cashmere suits are appropriate, as the material not only looks structured and professional, but also keeps you warm. During the summer, however, swap these suits out for breathable, lightweight fabrics that will keep you cool without compromising on appearance.
Materials We Love…
Linen is a classic material for summer and it is one of the most popular fabrics for summer suits due to its light weight. Made from natural fibres, linen has a visible weave and great natural texture. Be careful though as It also wrinkles very easily, which admittedly is part of its easy, laid back charm, yet if you are going be sat down a lot then it’s going to crease. Because of this Line suits are probably best suited to destination weddings under the sun.
The Fresco suit – Most people wouldn’t think to choose a wool suit for the summer. However, fresco wool is an entirely different story. The word itself translates to “fresh,” in Italian and that’s exactly how a fresco suit will make you feel. The open weave style material allows the fabric to be very airy, yet quite durable. This fabric is designed specifically with srping and summer in mind and although the open weave allows for maximum air flow, the crisp feel and look of the fabric created by the high-twisted wool allows this suit to look extremely elegant and refined.