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Men’s Summer Wedding Outfits

Men’s Summer Wedding Outfits

Whilst the warmer weather makes the summer months popular for weddings, planning your outfit certainly takes attention and effort. Whether you are the groom, a member of the wedding party or guest, getting your wedding attire just right can feel like a lot of pressure. No matter your role in the big day, you want to feel comfortable, stylish and appropriate for the occasion. So, we’ve done the hard work for you.

Check The Invite For a Dress Code

The invitation is the key for starting your wedding outfit shopping. Many invitations will include important details which will guide your decision making, from dress code and footwear. The golden rule of any wedding is that it is better to be overdressed than underdressed. But if you are unsure, it is always advisable to speak to the special couple or someone in the know, such as the best man or parents of the couple getting married.

When To Go Suit Shopping For a Wedding?

The biggest mistake people make when getting their wedding attire is that they leave it too late. Wedding invitations are sent quite far in advance, so there is ample time to plan and shop around for an outfit.

When finding a suit, you need to consider the cut, fit and style that’s right for you which can take time. Start shopping at least 3 months before the big day and even earlier if you are the groom or part of the wedding party. Preparation is everything so don’t get caught out!

Formal Wedding Attire for Men

A formal dress code will most likely be called black tie, cocktail or simply formal. You will need to invest in a tux, dinner jacket or matching suit, usually in a dark shade such as black or navy. Don’t forget the dixie bow or tie! Try to stay classic with matching tonal shades and look at patent shoes or smart loafers.

Semi Formal Wedding Attire for Men

A semi-formal dress code is quite open to interpretation, so here you can embrace print, colour and layers such as a statement waistcoat, tie or pocket square. If you are nervous about standing out, a classic suit in blue, grey or even berry shades like plum, are a lovely way to embrace the summer sun without feeling out of place. For prints, check is a very popular choice for wedding attire so it’s best to try on a few styles to see what suits you, your skin tone and personality.

Casual Wedding Attire for Men

A casual dress code doesn’t mean anything goes, so there is still an expectation to look smart and appear that you’ve made an effort. You can forgo the suit for a blazer and chinos or leave the jacket at home and go for a lightweight knit. Keep the look smart with loafers or shoes and go for an open neck shirt with a button or two undone. If in doubt of a casual dress code, it’s best to speak to the wedding party to get a better idea of what to wear.

Summer Wedding Suits for The Groom

If you are the groom, there are a couple of things to consider for your wedding suit. For a Summer wedding, a lighter fabric, like linen, may be more appropriate to help keep you cool on the day. It’s best practice to pick a suit colour which complements your overall wedding theme. Navy is a popular choice for many grooms, but don’t shy away from unusual shades like green or berry. Beige and a lighter blue are great options for a summer wedding too!

Suit Sizing & Fit

If you are wearing a suit, you’ll need to take the time to consider which fit you prefer the look of. From slim fit, skinny and regular, the fit of a suit can really affect your comfort on the day so it’s an important detail to not overlook. It’s important to make sure your suit fits you correctly so you can follow a suit measuring guide or visit a tailor who will do it for you!

Suit Colour & Print

For the Summer months why not embrace light and bright tones such as beige, baby blue or light grey. If you want to go for a neutral toned suit, such as stone or beige, be sure to check in with the wedding party. Light tones are usually reserved for the special couple so be sure not to cause a fashion faux pas by wearing a shade you shouldn’t.

Summer wedding attire does lend itself to fun prints like florals. If you want a subtle nod to print, perhaps look at a printed liner in your jacket or back of waistcoat or a printed tie or pocket square are easy ways to add a flourish and a touch of personality to your outfit.

The Details

As mentioned, weddings are a perfect time to express your personal style, so don’t forget the finishing touches that can make or break an outfit. Shoes, tie pins, pocket squares, colourful socks all add something special to your outfit. Don’t forget about the details that can take your outfit up a notch and really show that you have taken the effort to consider your outfit as a whole look.