6 Tips To Achieve The Perfect Look For Wedding Season

With wedding season upon you, being a well-dressed man for every occasion has never been more important. Whether you’re single or not, you want to make sure you look the part and don’t stick out like a sore thumb because you vastly underestimated the dress code.

Dressing for a wedding should be easy, especially for guys, but the reality is far different. Wedding fashion faux-pas are always a no-go, so check out these six tips to achieve the perfect look for the wedding season.

The Suit

Unless you’re under the age of 10, you should wear a suit to a wedding. For summer weddings, light and neutral colors are becoming more popular, and this also avoids the risk of wearing wedding party colors that could interfere with the groom and groomsmen.

For summer weddings, you can opt for patterned styles that reflect the more casual approach that comes from a wedding in the sun. But, this could clash with your skin tone and hair. You don’t want to look too washed-out, so consider a suit color that works for you. You should also make sure it fits, so don’t pick the first one off the rack and get it tailored if you feel the sleeves are too long or the shoulders are too bulky.

The Shirt

You have two choices when it comes to wedding shirts: plain or patterned. This will depend on your suit, as you don’t want clashing patterns making your look seem too messy. A plain white shirt is always the best approach. It is not too brash and it allows the rest of your outfit to do the talking.

You might also wonder whether you want short or long sleeves. Even summer weddings retain a degree of formality, so a long sleeve shirt is preferred as short sleeve shirts with a suit run the risk of you looking like a used-car salesman from the nineties.

The Shoes

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Picking the perfect suit and shoe color combinations will add the finishing touches to your suit. You might not think that anyone cares about what typ4e of shoes you’re wearing, but you’d be mistaken. The wrong color can clash with your suit and make you seem like you haven’t put enough thought into your outfit.

Regardless of which color shoes you pick, make sure you clean and polish them beforehand, even if they are brand new, as this removes any scratches and smudges and gives them a sleek shine.

Tie Or No Tie?

As weddings are a formal occasion, most people expect to wear a tie. However, as it’s summer, some guys don’t want to be restricted by a tie, especially if the wedding is in a scorching location.

With this in mind, no tie seems like the best option, but you don’t want to be that guy without a tie in the photographs. You can overcome this by bringing a tie with you and making a decision then and there. If everyone else is wearing a tie, then follow suit. If not, put it in your pocket and save it to wrap around your head when the party gets started.

How to Accessorize

Accessories can always improve a look and the same goes for wedding attire. Everything from sunglasses to rings to chains is a great way to make yourself look the part, but these aren’t the only solutions.

If you want to take your wedding style to the next level, a luxury watch dealer can give you an idea of what timepiece you wear on your wrist. You can match the strap with your shoes or opt for a stainless steel bracelet strap that catches the sun just right.

The Afters

If you’re attending the reception rather than the ceremony, you still want to look at the part. These occasions are not as formal, so you don’t need to suit up entirely. However, you also don’t want to show up in a t-shirt and jeans.

Smart slacks and a blazer will be perfectly suitable for the afters. You can complement this look with a crisp shirt as well. Unlike the wedding, you have a little more freedom for the type of shirt. You may get away with short sleeves here, and you can also pick shirts with patterns as long as they are not too bold. Hawaiian shirts are a no-go, but smaller detailing can work.


You don’t want to overshadow the groom (and even the bride), so you shouldn’t choose something too bold or in-your-face. Instead, consider something that looks good and ensures you don’t look out of place with the rest of the guests. It’s not your day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still feel good about how you look ready for the pictures.

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