Weddings are undoubtedly one of the most important days in someone’s life. Whether you’re a part of the wedding party or attending as a guest, you want to make sure you look your best. From the suit and chosen accessories to a polished pair of shoes, it’s crucial that you look smart. Remember you’re going to be caught on camera at some point throughout the day for posterity and you don’t want to let the side down.
What to wear to a wedding ultimately comes down to the occasion itself. Formal or more relaxed, in the city or country, home or abroad, finding an outfit to suit the dress code requirements can be potentially baffling. To help you make the right choice, we’ve pulled together suitable all-rounders for the following three smart occasions: city wedding, country wedding or wedding abroad.
Country weddings call for something with a little rustic charm such as a Prince of Wales check suit. If this feels a bit twee, why not keep it simple and understated in a light blue 3-piece suit? Easy-to-wear, a lighter coloured suit brings a freshness to your wardrobe and will look equally sharp at a rustic location or grand country house. Wear with a crisp white shirt, dark blue tie and brown shoes. Don’t forget the devil is in the detail – add a tie pin and pocket square to finish the look.
A 3-piece skinny or tailored fit suit is a great investment fitting for any city wedding. Whether at the city’s finest hotel or a more unusual wedding venue, a blue suit teamed with a white shirt and patterned tie will ensure you look thoughtfully individual. Take your time to handpick the finer details - a patterned tie, tie pin, pocket square and cufflinks – to round the look off perfectly.
If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a wedding abroad, then the key thing to think about is fabric. Dress for the climate in lightweight cottons or linen blend fabrics to avoid any unsightly sweat patches. You could wear a darker colour but why not go for a light grey 3-piece suit? Not only will a 3-piece pull your outfit together but you can remove your jacket and still look smart.