Wedding Suit Mistakes for Grooms to Avoid
Choosing a wedding suit for the groom doesn’t have to be tricky. Avoid these 5 common mistakes to make sure your soon-to-be spouse looks hot AF.
Getting married is a huge milestone in anyone’s life. It’s a day that you will remember forever. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that everyone looks their best on the big day! There are many things to consider when choosing wedding attire, but the groom is often the one who gets left out of the equation.
The groom wants to look sharp and feel confident on the wedding day in a suit that fits flawlessly. Unfortunately, many grooms make common mistakes that can ruin their appearance. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common wedding suit mistakes, and how to avoid them.
Mistake #1: Wearing an Ill-fitting Suit
When it comes to fashion, one size does not necessarily fit all. Different body types require different styles of clothing in order to look their best. Years ago, suits and tuxes were big and boxy– that was actually in style! Most of today’s rental suits are still offered in standard sizes to fit more body types. That means a groom’s wedding suit is not made specifically to *his* body type. With rentals, there isn’t enough time or freedom to tailor them properly for your guy. Buy a suit that is custom-sized, like the options from The Modern Groom that you can have tailored for a flawless fit.
Mistake #2: Paying for an Expensive Suit Rental
Overpaying for something you could get at a better price is pretty much always a mistake in our eyes. Renting isn’t necessarily cheaper– oftentimes you’ll pay a sizeable amount for a suit rental. Why spend $300 on something you don’t get to keep? It’s literally just throwing money away, which isn’t too savvy in our book. But luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice quality just to cut down the cost of your wedding suits. With The Modern Groom, you can get a suit made to your measurements for even less– with options starting at just $210!
Mistake #3: Buttoning Up Your Entire Suit Jacket
While it may seem like the most logical way to keep your suit jacket closed, buttoning up all of the buttons is actually a fashion faux pas. In fact, there are a few reasons why you should avoid buttoning up your suit jacket entirely. Buttoning your entire jacket can restrict your range of motion and make you feel and look a little stiff. Second, it can make you look overly formal. A good rule of thumb with a modern, two-button suit is “Always and never.” You can always button the top jacket button, but never the bottom button. When sitting down, unbutton both, or remove the jacket completely.
Mistake #4: Overly Colorful Suit Accessories
The bride said, ”Yes!” but just say, ”NO!” to the colorful, shiny vest. Keep it clean and modern with a matching black, blue, or gray three-piece suit. The groom should complement his bride, not compete with her. This is especially important for pictures. Stick to tie, vest, or pocket square colors that complement your suit and are cohesive with the wedding theme. Steer clear of loud or trendy suit colors or patterns that will be out of style by your first anniversary.
Mistake #5: Wearing a Long Suit Jacket
Just because a guy has long arms doesn’t mean he needs a long jacket. Fit the length of the body first, sleeves second. Once you have the proper length jacket, you can tailor the sleeves if needed. Wearing a jacket with sleeves that are too long can actually make you look shorter, and the groom should stand tall and confident on the big day no matter his height. For proper fit, the ends of the sleeves should hit at the wrist, or just above it. Otherwise, you run the risk of looking frumpy and out of proportion.
Don’t make these wedding suit mistakes. Remember, fit matters most. Slimmer, trimmer suits look better in person and in photos (even for bigger guys). Make sure your groom’s suit is custom-fitted so he looks sleek and sexy, not big and boxy.
Brides, when it comes to wedding plans, don’t leave the groom’s suit in his hands! The same can be said for the groomsmen. Visit The Modern Groom to get all the guys in your wedding a beautiful, classic custom suit at an affordable price that they’ll get to enjoy and wear for years to come.
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