Wedding Attire: Ideas for the Groom

Tips and fashion ideas when it comes to styling the groom 

Suit ideas and advice for the groom getting married at a luxury wedding venue

Much like a wedding dress, there are dozens of different options for the groom to wear on your wedding day. The type of wedding attire chosen by the groom may depend on the style of wedding venue you choose. An elegant mansion wedding venue may suit Black Tie, but a lounge suit may be more appropriate for a rustic barn wedding venue. Chat about options as a couple and consider shopping as a couple too! Below are a selection of ideas when it comes to wedding fashion for the groom

Wedding Attire Ideas for the Groom

Morning Suit

A popular choice for a formal wedding, this traditionally consists of grey striped trousers, a black, grey or navy single-breasted tailcoat, wing collar shirt, waistcoat, silk tie or cravat and sometimes a top hat. A Morning Suit is ideal for a church wedding and will look forever timeless in your all important wedding photos. 

Lounge Suit

Appropriate for a contemporary wedding; splash out on a designer suit. Modern grooms can choose from a range of stylish lounge suits, in a variety of colours. Accessorise with shoes, pocket squares, socks and ties to complete the look. 

Black Tie

A glamorous choice; men wear a dinner jacket and trousers, white shirt and black bow tie. Black tie wedding attire is ideal for an evening wedding, a super glamorous wedding venue or a New Year’s Eve wedding. Groom Ryan chose to wear black tie on his wedding day. Click here to see his style. 

Highland Dress

Scottish grooms will cut a stylish dash in complete Highland morning or evening dress. A perfect style if you want to introduce Scottish culture to your wedding. 

Military Uniform

A member of the armed forces will usually wear their military uniform. This super smart style will look amazing in your wedding photographs and will keep the groom feeling comfortable in his own style. 

Frock Coat

Quite a flamboyant look, these can be plain, patterned brocade, velvet or silk. These generally reach down to mid-thigh and are worn with a standard or Nehru-style collar. 

Top Tip: If you're buying a new suit, why not have the inner pocket personalised with the date of your wedding?

Where to Shop for Groomswear?

Grooms-to-be will be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding the perfect suit for your wedding. You can opt to hire or buy your suit, but don’t leave shopping for your wedding suit until the last minute. If you are ordering, you may need to be fitted several times, and if you have ushers up and down the country, you may need to organise them early. 

Ideas on where to shop for groomswear 

  • The high street: Shops such as Moss Bros and M&S offer a wide range of wedding wear for men. Travelling to a larger town or city may give you a wider choice/range of styles.
  • Local specialist suit hire stores: These shops will know what they are talking about when it comes to wedding suit hire; they should also have a wide variety of sizes and accessories to hire too.
  • Department stores: Major department stores may have their own suiting division.
  • Bespoke Tailors: If you want a wedding suite made bespoke, speak to a specialist tailor in advance  

Top tip: Don’t forget to think about suiting for the best man, ushers, fathers and page boys.