Everything has to be perfect in a wedding. And I mean everything. The location, the food, and even the bride herself has to be just right. But what about the groom? He barely gets any attention - style-wise. Well, the groom deserves to look just as good as the bride. Here are nine style tips to make grooms look their best on their big day.
1. Keep it Simple
You are already having a lavish wedding. Chances are your bride, or groom in some cases, wants to be the start of your big day. The last thing that they want is to me upstaged by you. Unless the theme for your wedding is outlandish and crazy, don’t try to go out there. Your best bet is to follow the KISS method - Keep it Simple, Stupid. You might not like it, but it will pay off when you reach your big day.
2. Get Everything Measured Right
You have to look good on your wedding. An ill-filling suit will be distracting to your wedding party and guests. It would be embarrassing if you bent down and your suit rips. Go down to the tailor and get your exact measurements. Don’t have sleeves that are too long or too short. Don’t have your pants too tight. You don’t want to have your pants falling down either. The same goes for your shirt. You have to get everything accurate in order for your suit to be perfect. You can even have it all done at a tuxedo rental near you.
3. Timing is Everything
Some parts of wedding prep have to be done weeks before the big day. Get your hair cut two weeks before your big day. Same with shaving. On the blog, The Knot, Dan S. says, “I got my hair cut two weeks before my wedding—my hair doesn’t look good right after it’s cut, and I think most men are in the same boat. But I regret not shaving right before the ceremony instead of earlier in the day. I’m a hairy guy, so in the photos it looked like I had a five o’clock shadow.” Also, if you are overweight and you want to lose weight, hit the gym about a month before. It will all be worth it.
4. Always Have a Back-Up
Let’s be honest, not everything will always go according to the plan. The venue might be closed down to unforeseen circumstances. The bride’s dress might get ruined. The one marrying you might not be able to make it. You, the groom, could have some unforeseen problems. Your suit can fall into that list. Which is way a back-up suit is needed. Plan for your main and your back-up as well. You can never go wrong with having a spare.
5. Make Your Details Your Own
This is your wedding day. You have to make it your own. Sure, you can stay simple with your suit. But you can jazz it up with accessories. Add like a special charm on your tie. Have your bride/groom’s favorite flower in the breast pocket. As long as you don’t go crazy with it, you can feel free to make your details so your wedding party your love and the person you are.
6. Try to Match
Just like anything you wear, everything has to match with your suit. Mismatched ties, socks, shoes, and etc. will make you look like a joke. You will be taking the attention away from the one you are marrying. Everything needs coordinate. If you don’t know what all goes together, have somebody you trust to look over your accessories and pick out what will go with your suit. Now, it has to be someone you trust with a good eye. You last thing you need is your buddy playing a joke on you for your big day.
7. Check the Weather
Weather can make or break the perfect day. Same with the seasons. Plan what you are going to wear to the according. It is not a good thing to be sweating during the summer and freezing during the winter. According to wedding online, “Fabrics for summer weddings are generally lighter whereas for winter, warmer fabrics and textures like velvet, tweeds and wool come in to their own.” As for the weather, watch the news and plan accordingly.
8. Test Everything First
There are fitting rooms for a reason. You have try out everything before you make up your mind. Ask to try on your suit before you pay. That way, you will see what needs to be changed. Don’t like the color? That’s okay. Too big or too small? That’s fine to. The tailor makes the right adjustments that you need. All just in time for your wedding.
9. Don’t Forget Your Shoes and Socks
You have your suit and accessories. But what about your shoes and socks? You can’t forget those either. There’s nothing worse than shoes and socks that do not match what you are wearing. White socks are common but they are not considered formal to a black suit. Prints and patterns are fine but don’t go crazy with them. As for your shoes, they have to match. They can’t look scuffed up or worn. Buy some new shoes if you have to. Just anything to look good for your wedding day.