Because traditional isn’t for everyone.
Groom in Moss Bros checked navy three piece suit and gold tie. A modern groom's outfit recommended for a groom opting for a contemporary look.

 

GROOMS’ WEDDING SUIT LOOKS FOR NOW

Words: C. Stewart

So, it’s time to start thinking about what to wear on your big day. For a long time, men getting married have felt confined to the classics like morning suits or tuxedos. But with everything that’s happened in the last year or two, the new rule is: anything goes.

Whatever you wear, it should make you feel on top of the world and ready to celebrate your wedding. Here are some wedding outfit ideas for men that feel completely right for right now.

 

Groom in tweed three piece wedding suit looking at the camera. An excellent style for the modern groom.
Groom in tweed three piece wedding suit looking at the camera. An excellent style for the modern groom.

 

TWEED SUITS

Tweed’s been one of our most popular suits fabrics for a while now, and nowhere more so than for weddings. But even though it’s a fabric with heritage roots, there are crucial differences between your grandad’s tweeds and the ones on offer now, like contemporary cuts, softer shoulders and modern muted shades. Reworking the classics is going to be big this year, and tweed is an easy way to do this with your groom outfit – and, of course, it looks great too.

Nod to tradition by wearing yours as a three-piece with a vintage-inspired waistcoat or go more minimal with your styling to take the look firmly into today. Checks are predicted to be a wedding trend in wedding décor this year so we suggest being the shining example of the trend by weaving checks into your wedding suit style.

Recommended navy three piece groom suit.

 

LOUNGE SUITS

No, not for lounging around at home (we’ve done enough of that recently) – a ‘lounge suit’ is the catch-all term for any suit that’s not traditional morning wear.  Go for a neat fit with soft shoulders for a modern profile that’ll form a solid base to any look. Like pattern or colour, or like mixing your suit jacket with different trousers, styling it up with all the trimmings or dressing it down with a t-shirt.

Lounge suits are a great choice for anyone who wants to look sharp but doesn’t feel comfortable in a more formal suit. They also work really well for a more casual, laid-back wedding or a destination wedding. They tend to stand up to long-distance travel a little better too, though as long as you take care of your suit on your flight you should be fine to travel with any style.

And if you’re after something completely unique to you, how about a custom-made lounge suit, personalised down to the last detail for you? With Tailor Me, we’ll even embroider your wedding date or your partner’s initials on the inside your jacket to make it a one-of-a-kind memento. Custom details like this will make your special day feel even more so.

Groom in a recommended light three piece wedding suit in light brown.
Groom in modern three piece light brown suit and black tie.

 

LIGHT SUITS

Traditionally, the less formal your wedding the lighter your suit could be, but with tradition out the window now you’ll probably be more led by weather than anything else. For big (or small) days on sunny days, a fabric that’s lighter in both colour and weight will feel more carefree than black, blue or grey. The reality is that it’s your wedding day and you can wear whatever style or colour of wedding suit that you want.

And on cold days, a stone or beige wool suit is a relaxed alternative to darker tweeds. Either way, you’ll find modern neutral hues will set off all sorts of styling, like romantic florals or textured tonal accessories. You can dress it down (or up) as much as you like if you’re going for a more relaxed, casual wedding.

Groom in statement suit, checkered with a white roll neck jumper.

 

STATEMENT SUITS

If the last couple of years has taught us anything it’s that what you wear has a real effect on how you feel. For grooms that means grabbing the chance to dress up and feel great when it matters most – and there’s little better to put you in an occasion mood than a statement wedding suit.

Try bold checks, a double-breasted style or a bright colour. Up for more? Switch up your styling with a refined knit or a great pair of boots. We’re celebrating in style these days, so extend that all the way to your wedding outfit.

CHOOSING A WEDDING SUIT

There are loads of options when it comes to choosing your groom’s outfit. Hiring a wedding suit has always been a more sustainable option for your wedding outfit – if you don’t wear suits very often then it might not make sense to invest in a one-off. Hiring a suit gives you a memorable look without the commitment (save that for your partner!). On the flip side, if you want to treat yourself to a suit then your wedding day is about the best excuse you’ll have to do it.

Style-wise, it’s all up to you whether you choose a wedding outfit that complements the rest of your wedding day or you go for something that makes you stand out as a couple. Sometimes it’s a great, creative touch when everything isn’t too matched together, especially if you’re going for a more relaxed or eclectic day.

You’ll also want to make sure that your wedding suit complements what your partner is wearing. You’ve already shown that you’re the perfect match for one another, so you want your wedding photos to reflect that too. Those pictures last a really long time!

GET THE RIGHT FIT

When you’re selecting a suit – whether you buy or hire – fit is really important. Too tight and you could feel restricted or self-conscious through the day. And a too-big suit can make you feel just as bad, especially when you look back at photos. Have a look at our handy guide on how to measure yourself for a suit to help you get it right.

Give yourself enough time to find your just-right wedding suit too. You might need alterations or to order your ideal size in, so make sure you slot in some extra time for extra bits like this. It’s always worth taking the time to try on some different styles, colours and fits – you might just surprise yourself when it turns out your perfect suit is completely different to what you usually wear!