By Carly Hughes
Most wedding literature focuses solely on the bride and the wedding dress, but a wedding is not only for the bride to look amazing - it is also very important for the groom to feel and look his best too. After all, any man in a badly fitted suit will leave him looking shifty and uncomfortable and this doesn't bode well for the wedding pictures!
Here are some top tips to help the groom feel and look good on the big day:
Hire or Buy?
Depending on the formality of your wedding and the size and of your male wedding party - it may work out more cost effective to hire your suits. Remember formal attire such as morning jackets are seldom worn more than once. However if it is a less formal wedding a standard suit is much more versatile and can be worn on many occasions. Moss Bros do a fantastic range of suits to hire and buy at very reasonable prices.
Dress To Flatter Your Body Type
You don't want to end up looking like a child drowning in his dads clothes so if you are a bit larger around the waist consider choosing a lower buttoned jacket rather than one with a higher placket - this will give the illusion of a longer silhouette. If you struggle with your height a double breasted jacket may make you appear smaller than you really are so stick to a single breasted jacket.
It's not always possible to account for the weather especially in the UK but try to pick a fabric for your suit that is appropriate for the season; there is nothing worse than being hot and bothered. If you sweat a lot it might be worth taking a spare shirt to change into later on for the evening. Wear your shoes in by walking around the house in them a month before to break them.
The Perfect Fit
Make sure when you are measured they take your waist size, leg inseam (length from the crotch of the trousers to the bottom of your leg), collar size, sleeve length and your jacket size.
This is not the 70's, keep away from the frilly shirts and brightly coloured suits! There are plenty of other tasteful options for you to bring your personality in through your outfit.
Many suit retailers offer package deals for wedding suit hire. Moss Bros offer a package that includes hire of; - Suit / Shirt / Tie /Hankie and Shoes - that can be hired for a very reasonable price. Ensure you should use a creditable shop, as they will be qualified to advise on your choice and style and can help you to avoid mistakes that you may later regret. Finally to avoid any disappointment book or buy your suits at least 3 months before the wedding as some periods of the year are a lot busier than others (Jun through to Sept) and demand will be a lot higher.
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