Choosing the attire with which the wedding guests are going to wear depends on a series of issues that must be taken into account: the required wedding etiquette, the time of year, whether it is afternoon or day, and some other questions.
We already talked about some ideas on how to organize a bachelor party, now we will talk about some useful tips on how to dress for a wedding (man), do not miss them!
How to dress a man for a wedding: some preliminary tips
When it comes to men’s clothing and men’s suits for weddings, the tricks are to avoid the monochrome black and white, and of course the colors that are too flashy. Every man should know that the tuxedo is not a suitable outfit for a wedding, so better keep it in the closet. In any case, you have to look closely at the invitation and see the dress code.
How the man should dress at a wedding: the basic measurements of the suit
To choose a men’s suit for a wedding, we must know that there is no strict protocol, and the wedding is a social celebration in which there is a wide range of possibilities to choose the most appropriate outfit.
If the wedding is held in the morning and you do not have to go to dress, a dark suit will be the best option. You can buy new, or reuse a wardrobe background, yes, that is new, pristine, and that it is not a suit that is usually worn in the office on special occasions.
The guidelines for a men’s wedding suit to be perfect will be the following:
- The length of the pants must not exceed the instep
- The shoulders of the jacket will fit perfectly, they should not be sagging.
- The collar of the shirt should protrude above the jacket
- The sleeves of the shirt will protrude between half and one centimeter below the jacket.
We can now see what the label or dress code is the invitation, to choose the most appropriate wedding suit for men for the occasion.
How a man should dress for a wedding: the time of day
A full suit for men is always the best option. If the ceremony takes place in the morning or at noon, the best option is to arrive in a cooler cold wool suit , in plain navy blue, charcoal gray, tan beige, they are suits that feel very good, especially if the heat is pressing. At night, it is better to go for a darker gray or navy blue.
The shirts always long sleeves, very safe bets like white, shades of light blue or beige. They can be smooth or fine squares and microstripe, it all depends on our tastes.
For the most elegant, and especially at night, good cufflinks make the difference, and if cufflinks are not what they like the most, jewelery button covers will always be a must. Ties should not be lacking, and this is where the man will make a difference. It must be a tie that matches perfectly with the suit, whether it is more sophisticated, fun or original, with respect to the colors and types of tie (with ornaments, stripes, squares, plain). An elegant tie clip is essential.
The accessories also help a lot to make the wedding suit for men elegant and also make a difference. A good leather belt , matching wedding shoes , large dial watches, or a pocket square in the jacket, matching the color of the tie, will give a personal touch to men’s attire at a wedding. And if we talk about a formal wedding, the most appropriate thing for a man to wear is to wear a morning coat, widely used in weddings that are celebrated during the day. It will be carried by the groom, a witness and the best man, and it can also be carried by the guests, although always one step below the protagonist, the groom.
For evening celebrations, the groom possibly, and if it is a formal wedding, will wear a tailcoat, with silk lapels, which is ortho in the front and long in the back. In this case, the etiquette will most likely require male guests to wear a tuxedo or a dark suit . Both outfits look great with vests . The fabrics of the men’s suit for weddings can be made of linen, cloth poplin, or cotton, it all depends on the time of year.
How a man should dress for a wedding: shoes
The shoes for men wedding should be dark, dark navy blue, brown, or , if possible always with cord. The toe can be straight or more round, it all depends on taste, there are models that are very suitable and elegant: the Oxford or the Derby are a good option. A rule of elegance in men’s wedding shoes is that the fewer stitches they have, the more elegant they are.
If there is already a shoe model that is perfect with the suit, a good trick is to put them on days in advance so that they do not squeeze or chafe, and that men wear very comfortably on the wedding day. You have to choose long and dark socks, and depending on the time of year they are thinner or thicker, which combine well with the shoes.