Stephen Bishop Suiting

We spend so much time talking about how to select the perfect wedding dress, bridal accessories and bridal bouquets, it can seem like the wedding is all about the bride. However the groom needs special attention as well, so here we're going to talk about picking the perfect groom suit.
A great place to start your search is by browsing through styles that you like and saving those styles as your benchmark for what kind of suit you want to wear on your wedding day. You can start by checking out the latest styles in grooms wear this year.

Your personal style

These days there are far more options and styles for groom suits and accessories than ever before. Anything goes, so if you pride yourself on your unique fashion sense, make sure that your groom suit reflects that as well. There are no rules saying you must wear a traditional three-piece black suit and tie. Now there are a myriad of options and fabrics to choose from. We're seeing more and more grooms who are showing off their personality through their wedding style. They are wearing fun socks, crochet bow ties, uniquely tied neckties, coloured suits, and everything in between. Find something you feel comfortable in.

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Bring someone with you

We recommend that when you go to try on suits you take a close friend or family member who understands and respects your style and your personality. They should be open-minded and respect whatever you pick, but at the same time they should be able to help guide you in the right direction. Have them take photos of you in the different suits you try on so that you can look at them later and make a more informed decision.

The details

When searching for your groom suit, it's a good idea to keep in mind the colours of the wedding and the style of the wedding. When you imagine your suit, you should also picture the details, such as the cufflinks, the shoes, the tie, the vest and the groom's brooch. All these elements should work together and match in order to create a coherent, stylish groom look.

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The type of wedding and time of day

Aside from maintaining true to your style on your wedding day, you also want to be comfortable and you should keep in mind the style of your wedding when selecting your groom suit. If you are having a summer wedding or beach wedding, it's best to stick to light materials that will prevent you from sweating and keep you cool. Linen is a great material, but keep in mind it will wrinkle easily, so you'll want to find the best quality that won't wrinkle as easily.

On the other hand, if you have a winter wedding, thicker materials work well and are also more aesthetically pleasing. The colour of your suit should also reflect the type of wedding and the weather on your wedding day. Lighter colours are best for spring and summer weddings, while darker colours and more classic suits are best for autumn and winter weddings.

Andrew McKenna

Start your search in advance

Don't wait until the last minute to start looking for a groom suit. Many grooms don't worry as much as brides do in terms of looking for their wedding wear in advance. However, grooms also need to go to fittings and get adjustments where needed. Your tailor could need several months in advance if you want a custom-made suit, for example. Even if you don't decide to have your suit tailor-made, you'll need to start searching for your suit with at least a couple of months in advance.

Now it's time to get started, so don't waste another minute. Start booking appointments with tailors and suit shops in your area. We're sure you'll enjoy the process and then you can start looking for all the finishing details, such as cufflinks and the ties.