Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! With all the planning involved with a perfect wedding day in Ireland, it's easy to forget that an important wedding party member needs his own attire: the groom.
While there are many guides for brides on what they should wear at their wedding day, fewer exist for grooms—which is why we've created this guide to help you find the right outfit for your big day without breaking the bank or sacrificing style.
Knowing Your Style as a Groom
The first step in choosing the proper wedding attire is deciding what style of wedding you're having. Once you know this, choosing a look that fits your theme and location will be much easier.
Style: Are you having a casual or formal event? A small family affair or an elaborate grand affair?
Theme/Location: Is there a specific theme or colour palette that should be incorporated into your outfit? If not, which location best suits your desired aesthetic?
Dress Your Groom in His Best Colors
You've probably already thought about how to dress your groom in his best colours, but we want to make sure you're doing it right.
Determine which colours look good on your groom and also complement his skin tone, personality, and wedding palette.
You also want to consider style when choosing the right shades for your groom since this will give him more opportunities for accessorizing his outfit later down the road once you've picked out accessories like ties or pocket squares that match perfectly!
Set a Budget for His Attire
Before you go shopping, set a budget. You should be realistic about this and consider what you'll need to spend to get the look that works for you and your groom. You may have to factor in accessories such as shoes, ties, and belts—and don't forget alterations if he buys a suit.
Choose the Right or Suit
When choosing the right tuxedo or suit for your groom, there's a lot to consider. Here are some things to keep in mind:
The style of tuxedo you choose should be appropriate for the event and venue. For example, if you're getting married at an outdoor ceremony at a vineyard and then having a small reception at home afterwards, it would make sense to wear a more casual-looking suit rather than something super formal.
On the other hand, if you're having an evening reception at an upscale restaurant with fine china and crystal glasses on every table, it might be worth investing in something more elegant for your groom to wear!
Comfort is King
You want your groom to be comfortable. Don't try to make them someone they're not with their clothing, and don't be afraid to make a statement. Make sure your groom is comfortable in their clothing, not only with how it looks but how it feels.
Wedding attire is a big deal, and finding the right look for your groom can be stressful. Hopefully, these tips have helped you narrow down your options, but you should never forget that it's okay if he doesn't like everything he tries on!
For more information on planning your perfect Irish wedding, be sure to check out Reel Irish Wedding for more helpful tips and tricks.
Derek Lawless is a professional Wedding Videographer based in the Garden of Ireland, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.