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Choosing The Right Wedding Suit – 5 Tips to Give You Confidence

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Groom in midnight blue, peak lapel dinner suit

Getting married is such important day in your life and as a groom, you want to make sure you look your best on your wedding day and in your wedding photographs. The key to achieving that confidence lies in choosing the right wedding suit. As the wedding suit specialist, we’re here to help. In this article, we will guide you through our 5 top tips for men’s wedding suit selection, to give you confidence on your wedding day.

Choosing the Right Wedding Suit

Whether you’re going for a traditional morning suit, black-tie dinner suit or a classic three- piece wedding suit, we’ll provide you with our expert advice to help you make the right choices when it comes to style, colour and fit.

With our 5 tips, you’ll be able to confidently navigate the world of wedding suits; let us guide you towards choosing the right wedding suit that reflects your personality and makes you feel amazing on your special day.

The importance of choosing the right wedding suit

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and it’s crucial to choose a suit that complements your style and makes you feel confident. The right suit will enhance your appearance and leave a lasting impression on your guests and in your wedding photographs. It’s essential to consider factors such as your body type, wedding theme, and personal preferences when making your selection. As the wedding suit specialist, we make choosing the right wedding suit a fun and enjoyable experience.

  1. Pick a style that’s right for you & your venue

First let’s run through the different wedding suit styles and how they fit with wedding venues. The most common styles include the classic three-piece suit, dinner suit and morning suit. Each style has its own unique features and is suited to different venue types.

Beige Wedding suit and waistcoat with Blue Wedding Suit to hire

The classic three-piece suit is an easy to wear option and consists of jacket, waistcoat and trousers. It’s versatile and can be worn to a wide range of wedding venues, from formal stately homes to semi-formal rustic barns. We’d suggest teaming a three-piece suit with a contrast colour waistcoat for the groom.  A contrast colour waistcoat makes a three-piece suit less business like and creates a standout look for the groom.


Black and Blue Jacquard Pattern Dinner Suit with Black Horseshoe Style Waistcoat, Black Bow Tie and White Dress Shirt

If you’re looking for ultimate formal elegance, a dinner suit is the way to go. With its satin lapels and bow tie, it exudes James Bond sophistication and is perfect for a formal hotel or stately home venue. There are many modern options for dinner suits including; white dinner suits, patterned jacquard dinner suits and velvet dinner suits.

Navy David Beckham Morning Suit with Powder Blue and grey Double Breasted Waistcoat

Lastly, the morning suit is a traditional option often worn to formal wedding venues. It features a long tailcoat jacket, striped trousers, and a waistcoat, making it the pinnacle of formal attire. A morning suit can be incredibly flattering, creating a nipped in waist and broad shoulders and will be very different to a suit worn before.

  1. Pick a colour that complements you

Beige Wedding Suit

While black, navy and blue are a timeless choice, that won’t date, and will always look good in your wedding picture.  However, don’t be afraid to explore other colours.  Green suits were a big fashion colour for 2023 and cream and beige wedding suits seem to be on trend for 2024. Our advice is to carefully think about fashion colours when picking your wedding suit as it will date stamp your wedding to a particular era. The key is to choose a colour that will flatter your complexion and make you feel great. For more advice on 2024 wedding trends look here.


  1. Create a standout look

Groom in white, shawl lapel dinner suit with groomsmen in black peak lapel dinner suit

At your wedding you need to be instantly recognised as the groom and standout from your groomsmen.  For this reason, we’d advise our grooms not to choose a three-piece wedding suit in matching colours.  A contrast colour in your waistcoat works well to differentiate you. If you opt for a wedding dinner suit we’d recommend that you always wear a waistcoat so you stand out from your guests.  A dinner suit jacket in white, midnight blue or velvet is another great way to have all eyes on you.


  1. Pick a great quality suit that fits

Your wedding suit will be captured in your photographs and will be seen for many years so it’s crucial it fits you properly. In our experience a retail suit will never look as good a wedding hire suit, custom wedding suit or bespoke wedding suit. A suit bought in a retail store or online will be a self-serve item and not professionally fitted.  A wedding suit specialist like us will be able to select the right cut, jacket and sleeve length, and chest size for the perfect fit.  A custom wedding suit or bespoke wedding suit will be made to size and offer a great fit too.

  1. Dress like a model

The last and most important part of choosing the right wedding suit is how you put it on the morning of your wedding! We run through a quick check list with all our groom’s collecting their wedding suits. Here’s how to dress like a model;

  • Tuck your shirt into your boxers and smooth any excess shirt to the back to get a taut fitted look
  • Make sure all the ties are tied by the same person, we do this for all our groomsmen so the knots look the same in the pictures.
  • Put your collar up and get the tie all the way up to the top button. Tuck the underneath part of the tie into the loop.
  • Make sure the groomsmen’s shoes are the same colour and in good condition. Our advice is to have all the groomsmen wear the same shoe – odd shoes will be so visible in the wedding pictures.
  • Never leave your bottom button undone. It looks unsightly in the pictures and this “rule” is a total myth read why here!
  • We’d suggest leaving your jacket unbuttoned so it doesn’t look to business like. It will allow you to show off your waistcoat too.
  • Finally make sure you don’t have mobile phones in jacket or trouser pockets. They can be seen in the pictures and ruin a slim fit look.

As a groom, you want to make sure you look your best in your wedding suit and wedding photographs. Our 5 key tips choosing the right wedding suit will help you achieve a perfect look and feel so confident. As wedding suit specialist, we are passionate about helping couples look and feel great on the most important day of their life. In our first 1 hour wedding suit consultation we will get you to try on lots of different wedding suit styles and colours until you find the perfect suit for you. one.

Whitfield and Ward are based less than 15 miles from Manchester in the centre of Wilmslow, with loads of free parking or just 2 minutes from Wilmslow train station.

If you’d like to meet our team of personal tailors and stylists to help you pull a timeless wedding look together, email or call us on 01625 536 545, and we’ll handle the rest!

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