Your wedding day is fast approaching. You’ve arranged the reception, chosen your celebrant, booked your ceremony venue, and even picked out the music. But what about your wedding suit?
While your family are feuding and drunken friends can be cut from the photo album, your wedding portrait is destined to hang on your living room wall forever. So trust us when we say, choosing a wedding suit is one of the single most important decisions you will make during your wedding preparations.
Changing things up
We’re fairly sure that your first question will be “what makes a same-sex wedding suit different and any other wedding suit?” Well, the most obvious thing is that we’re talking about a wedding without a bride. Usually all the hype is about the wedding dress, but in this case it’s ALL about the men.
You have an opportunity to style looks based on the unique personality of each person. Some same-sex couples want matching looks, but often tastes and ideas differ. You may want a statement suit that will be a talking piece for years to come, while your partner may want something more classic and toned-down. It’s possible to combine both – so long as there’s a common theme tying it all together, such as colour, pattern or accessories.
Your accessories can be anything from cufflinks to tie bars, watches to shoes or even socks. So even if you prefer a minimalist look, there’s still nothing stopping you from choosing a few understated accessories to tie it together and elevate the look.
Matching wedding suits look the part if you and your partner are both of a similar shape and size. However, if one of you is much taller or a heavier build, this can highlight the differences in your size and shape. A subtle approach to complementing your partner’s look would be to stick to similar shades and hues or to add clever finishing touches such as matching suit lining.
The same style wedding suits in contrasting colours can also work very well. This can give both grooms an opportunity to express their unique personalities through their choice of colour and pattern. Of course, finding two identical wedding suits in different colours can be a challenge, but thankfully the team at Briggins are here to help you out.
Dress for the weather
Or at the very least for the season. Of course, it’s impossible to know what the weather will be like months ahead of your big day but you can dress for the time of the year. When the weather gets chillier, it’s best to opt for a pure wool or even a velvet suit. It will keep you warm and there are so many choices available in terms of style and colour.
Remember, fit is everything
We’d argue that the single most important factor determining whether a suit looks good is the fit. Think about this… you could wear a totally outrageous outfit, but if it fits you well and you wear it confidently, you will still look polished. So even if you get all the other elements right, a sloppy style of trousers or a jacket hanging off the shoulders will haunt your wedding photos for years to come.
And while it is, of course, important to take each of the aspects mentioned above into account, we really can’t over-emphasise the importance of getting a suit that fits. Now you may call us biased when we say that fit is everything, but that’s we got into the tailoring business here at Briggins. We believe that every suit-wearing man should look his best and there’s simply no better way to do so than by having your suit custom tailored. Read more about our wedding packages here.