When it comes to choosing a wedding suit, there are a few things to consider:
Formality: The formality of the wedding will dictate the style of suit you should wear. There are roughly three main types of formality levels when it comes to wedding suits; Tails, Black Tie, Lounge suits
- Tails: tails are a traditional form of wedding attire and involves wearing a top hat, longer jacket, waistcoat and trousers.
- Black Tie: Are a more modern but still quite formal form
- Lounge Suits: Lounge suits usually consist of matching Jacket & Trousers with a shirt. This can be dressed up or down depending on the formality of the wedding, it can be worn with a traditional navy merino suiting cloth or a more casual and textured linen or linen bled.
Fit: A well-fitting suit is essential. It should be tailored to your body, with a snug but not tight fit that allows free movement while also creating shape that accentuates the best parts of your body.
Colour: Traditional wedding suit colours include navy, charcoal, and black. However, lighter colours such as light grey and beige can also work, especially for a summer wedding. Colour choice is very dependent on wedding colour themes, formality as well as personal preference, a good tailor should be able to help you navigate these decisions.
Fabric: Wool and wool-blend suits are the most common choice for weddings, but you can also consider linen, cotton or a mix of fabric for summer weddings. Again formality comes into play a lot here as different suit material fibres create different effects, please read more about this in our – introduction to custom made suiting
Accessories: A tie, pocket square, and dress shoes will complete your look .
In terms of styles, here are a few options to consider:
Single-breasted suit: This classic style has a single row of buttons and a notch lapel.
Double-breasted suit: A more formal option with two rows of buttons and peaked lapels.
Three-piece suit: A suit with a vest adds an extra element of sophistication and can be especially appropriate for a more formal event.
Remember that your wedding suit should reflect your personal style and make you feel confident on your big day, so remember to work closely with your tailor to help you imprint your style on your made to measure or bespoke commission.