Wedding Suit 101: A Beginner’s Guide for Grooms (He’s Got This!)

Wedding suit on a mannequin

Congratulations, gents! You’ve popped the question, secured the venue, and now it’s time to focus on your wedding day look. But with all the excitement, a question might loom: what exactly goes into finding the perfect wedding suit? Fear not, soon-to-be grooms! This guide will equip you with the knowledge to navigate the world of wedding suits with confidence.

Step 1: Understanding the Styles

Wedding suits come in a variety of styles, each offering a different level of formality. Here’s a breakdown of the most common options:

  • The Timeless Tuxedo: For a black-tie affair, the tuxedo reigns supreme. Featuring a black satin lapel and often paired with a bowtie and cummerbund, it exudes sophistication. 
  • The Classic Two-Piece: This versatile suit features a jacket and trousers in the same fabric. It offers a clean and timeless look that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
  • The Sophisticated Three-Piece: Add a waistcoat to your two-piece suit for a more formal and put-together look. This option is perfect for traditional weddings or those with a touch of vintage flair. Its also a great option to add a little mix and match of colours. 


Groom in a Tuxedo Suit


Step 2: Choosing the Right Fabric

The fabric of your suit plays a crucial role in both comfort and aesthetics. Here are some popular choices:

  • Wool: A classic and breathable option, wool suits are perfect for year-round wear although can be a little more expensive.
  • Linen: This lightweight fabric is ideal for summer weddings, offering a cool and crisp look. 
  • Wool Blends: Combining wool with other materials like polyester can offer a balance of affordability, wrinkle resistance, and breathability. 

Step 3: Finding the Perfect Fit: It’s All About Modern Proportions

A well-fitted suit elevates your entire look. Here are some key aspects to consider, with a focus on the modern silhouette:

  • Shoulder fit: The shoulder seam should sit comfortably where your shoulder ends and your arm begins.
  • Jacket length: Consider ditching the longer length jacket! The modern trend is for a jacket that skims your hips or sits slightly higher on your rear. This creates a clean and contemporary look. 
  • Trouser length: Ideally, your trousers should break slightly over your shoes, with a single small crease at the front.

Bonus Tip: Don’t underestimate the power of alterations! A good tailor can adjust an off-the-rack suit to achieve that perfect, modern fit.

Step 4: Accessorise with Confidence

The right accessories can add personality and polish to your wedding suit. Here are some key elements:

  • Ties & Pocket Squares: Choose a tie and pocket square that complement your suit colour and wedding theme. Patterns and pops of colour can add a personal touch.
  • Shoes: Leather dress shoes in black or brown are timeless choices. Consider loafers or monk straps for a summer wedding. Ensure your shoes are polished and complement your suit.
  • Belts: A leather belt in a complementary colour to your shoes will complete your look.


Inside photo of Astares mens suit shop


Astares Menswear: Your One-Stop Shop for Wedding Suit Success

At Astares Menswear, we understand that your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion. 

Our experienced menswear expert Jez is here to guide you through every step of the process, from selecting the perfect style and fabric to ensuring a flawless, modern fit. We offer a wide range of high-quality suits and accessories to create a look that reflects your unique personality and style.

Ready to find your dream wedding suit? Visit our store located in Havant, Hampshire or shop online today! Our friendly staff is here to answer all your questions and provide personalized service to ensure you look your absolute best as you say “I do.”