It’s no secret that every bride wants to be a princess (or queen) on her wedding day but did you know that your prince-in-waiting is probably picturing himself as James Bond? However, by taking these four areas into consideration when choosing the groom’s formalwear, there’s no reason why he can’t be as sharp and stylish as the infamous Mr Bond.
The Time of the Wedding
One thing that can’t be faulted about dear James is that he is always appropriately dressed for the occasion. Morning suits, a long black or grey jacket with a wide tail at the back, should only be worn in the a.m. and tuxedos should only be worn in the evening. Protocol dictates that they aren’t appropriate for weddings that begin before 6p.m. but if your wedding reception starts after then you might just get away with it.
The Style of the Wedding
Casual ceremonies such as a beach wedding call for lightweight wedding suits in a light-coloured shade. Depending on what the bride is wearing you may even get away with just dress pants and a wide lapelled shirt open at the collar. For very formal occasions, dress to impress in a white tie ensemble – a black tailcoat over a white waistcoat or vest. Spurling Bridal and Formalwear has a huge range of wedding suits and other men’s formalwear to complement any style of wedding – from the traditional church ceremony to the more relaxed garden wedding.
The Groom’s Body Shape
Short, slim men should wear two or three-buttoned wedding suit jackets with a low button stance as they will elongate the body. These jackets should be teamed with tuxedo pants or pleated trousers. Short and broad grooms should don a single-breasted wedding suit, one with a one or two-buttoned jacket that closes at the waistline is ideal. The suit should be worn with a vest rather than a cummerbund though, as the vest will hide a thick waist whereas a cummerbund will draw attention to it. Tall and muscular men should wear clean lines without any frills and avoid double-breasted jackets and pleated shirts as they will add bulk whilst tall, thin men are lucky enough to be able to wear practically type of groom’s formalwear from contemporary single breasted wedding suits and five-button jackets to the classic double-breasted tuxedo. Ferrari Formal and Bridal are experts in outfitting grooms to suit their physiques and will ensure that he’ll stand out in any crowd.
And once the search for a suitable wedding suit is over, once it has been worn and admired, the groom can then relax at the reception and enjoy a long-awaited martini – shaken, not stirred of course.