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Planning a wedding is stressful enough without worrying about what suit you are going to wear, so let the StyleSavvy team break down everything you need to know to choose the right suit for your big day.

The Morning Suit

The ‘creme de la creme’ of groomsman-wear. Defined by its cutaway tailcoat, the morning suit is worn at formal, traditional weddings. Conventionally, a black cutaway tailcoat is paired with grey trousers, a crisp, white dress shirt and waistcoat, leaving your tie/bow-tie and pocket square to add individuality. However, with the extravagance of the morning suit comes a hefty price. For those who wish to wear this type of suit, consider suit rentals, (unless you plan on finding yourself meeting the Queen!), as re-wear opportunities for the morning suit are hard to come by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tuxedo

The tuxedo is the best option for those who want a more grandeur look but also keeping a more relaxed vibe. Black or navy is the best colour option for a classic tuxedo look, however, for the more adventurous, colour can be added to the look by choosing dark tones, with burgundy being a personal favourite. An advantage of choosing a tuxedo is the re-wear opportunities. A tuxedo can be worn to any evening event, so keep in mind cost-per-wear when purchasing, and invest in a good quality tuxedo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lounge Suit

The lounge suit is the least formal suit for the groom. There are fewer restrictions on suit etiquette compared to the morning suit and tuxedo, so you have more of an opportunity to bring personality and originality in terms of colour, cut and style. Regarding the cut style, you can choose from a single or double-breasted suit jacket, depending on personal preference. You can also be sure to wear this suit again mu.ltiple times so this is your chance to invest in a good quality suit, (and spend an extra few euro!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For an expert guide to your special day, visit Weddings by Jen for the ultimate masterclass to plan your special day. Buy tickets for Saturday, 18th February in Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone here.

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