Have you ever attended a wedding where a random man from the audience has got married instead of the Groom? Yes it could well sound like an episode of Eastenders. There are rules often unspoken but presumed to be widely known that you don’t dress like the couple getting married. Women shouldn’t really wear white otherwise “Congratulations” can go awry and men most certainly should not be dressed in the Groom’s colours.
That’s not to say you need to dress down. Certainly the focal point of the event should be those getting married. I don’t know any man that likes to go to Weddings – well perhaps the one where he’s the Groom, you know just to get it over and done with. Functions are absolutely a women’s thing that we get dragged along to. If you’re single it’s also a chance to meet new people and sweep a woman off her feet and hopefully you’ll be gracious enough to see her again.
Should you be dressing to impress? Yes if you look through any wedding photos there is always someone that hasn’t quite made it to the tailors on time to get fitted out properly. You know the sort, a college type that thinks a leg should end at a toe, or the Bow Bells geezer wearing a Policeman’s type snap on bow tie believing it to be the best way to look smart quickly, oh and just in case Phil shows up and there’s a brawl.
Well made suits are subtle in their design and effect but noticeable when in amongst a gathering of similarly dressed penguins. Whether your choice is a Morning suit / Grey, a Stroller, Conventional, Tails, Tuxedo or Smoking Jacket each will either be made for a certain event or happening or be dual purpose i.e. you’ve afford £2000 and yes you can wear it again at a different event of a completely different nature.
Not many of us get to buy a new suit simply because someone is getting married, however a Groom seeking out a suit will be best to do so with Best Man and any entourage in mind, ensuring all are complimentary to the Bride and Bridesmaids. A wedding planner can assist with a choice of colours as can tailor made suits. Getting the suits from the same Suit shop will ensure all suits match the dress code and that any hiccups can be addressed in a timely fashion.
Talking of time. Weddings are obviously complicated but if it’s before 6, after 6, in the morning. If it’s hot, cold, outside, inside, always be sure to plan a dress code that is suited to the weather and time of day. Be sure to read any invitation and if in doubt call to make sure. Just in case it is semi-Penguin formal and not half informal plus plus. The suit is not who you are but it is who you will be seen to be on the day so visit a tailor and smarten up.