You have bought your vintage lace wedding dress, and now planning your wildflower crown and romantic hair do. But wait – don’t forget to co-ordinate your free-spirited looks with the groom – it would look rather odd if he turned up in a black tie and tuxedo when you have gone all rustic.
The groom should feel just as relaxed and unique as you are, if not more. Think blue, brown or grey jacket, camel or sand trousers, perhaps a patterned shirt, bowtie, suspenders, why not top button open, striking socks, brown shoes or possibly sneakers? There are so many ways for him to be dapper and dandy without the traditional black and white.
Encourage him to be as fashion-forward as you, because this is also his chance to decide to wear whatever makes him feel at his most handsome and himself. I think he might treasure you even more if he is allowed to be modern, cool and casual on the day!?
For a summer wedding, think light and airy, pastel colours, maybe a salmon pink tie. He can leave out the jacket and just wear a waistcoat instead.
For a more formal wedding, swap the tie for a bowtie and choose a solid colour suit, you can’t go wrong with navy or a mid-to-dark grey.
Beach or woodlands weddings – maybe skip the tie altogether?
For garden or backyard, I can see a pastel shirt with a pattered bow tie really working.
Winter weddings – perhaps a checked brown wool jacket with blue shirt and dark brown trousers. Add a splash of drama with coloured socks.
A hat is an instant way to add personality as there are so many styles to choose from. Don’t be afraid to hit the charity shops for quirky old school items that are not easily bought elsewhere.
Material wise, there is plenty of playroom for originality. Linen, tweed, and velvet can compliment the normal cotton. Let your groom feel confident and stylish by thinking outside of the box. Think denim has no place on a wedding? Think again! Your groom is going to look and feel great. There is nothing wrong with simple and relaxed attire on your wedding. Be playful with choice of patterns and palette ’cause why be boring when you can be bold when getting married?
How about matching the suit to the colours of your flowers if you are having jewel colours. A rich maroon, deep dark blue or moss green is very in vouge right now.
A last tip: specify the dress code (cool, casual, informal) on your invites, so that your groom isnt the most under-dressed man on his own event! 😉