You know your bride is busy organising a gown fit for a princess, which means she is expecting a prince at the end of the aisle. With our tips you won't disappoint.
Which suit is suitable?
Regular suit - appropriate for casual weddings. You can wear a classic business suit, shirt and tie or simply stylish pants with a nice shirt.
Morning suit - perfect for those formal daytime weddings. This attire consists of a grey cutaway tailcoat, grey striped or black trousers, grey or black double breasted vest, white shirt and grey or white cravat or long tie. You can also complete your look with a silk top hat.
Black tie - the garb of choice for formal evening weddings. It comprises a black single or double-breasted jacket, matching trousers, a white winged collar shirt, a black vest, cummerbund, a black formal tie and white pocket-handkerchief. You can also choose to break the black-and-white look with a coloured vest, tie and pocket-handkerchief.
White tie - the most formal wedding attire. It is rarely worn in Australia, but the ladies will love it! White tie calls for a black tailcoat, matching trousers, white wing-collared shirt, white vest, white bowtie and white gloves.
Make sure you get a perfect fit
A perfectly fitted suit will ensure you are comfortable all day from when you wait for your princess at the altar to when you waltz the night away on the dance floor. Your suit fits well if:
You can button up your jacket easily - no tightening of fabric around shoulders, chest or stomach.
Sleeves come down to the base of your thumbs.
Trousers sit on your waist without the help of a belt.
The leg is long enough to rest on the top of the heel of the shoe.
Consider your body shape
If you are stocky, avoid long jackets, as they will accentuate your size.
If you have a large chest, wear a double-breasted jacket.
If you are tall and lean, you can get away with anything.
Stripes make you appear taller.
Checks make you look bigger.
Dark colours make you look thinner.
You can add extra pizzazz with a pocket-handkerchief, cufflinks, a belt with a nice buckle, a cummerbund, a hat, shirt studs, a tiepin or a watch. Don't forget your feet; dress them in some new stylish dress shoes and dark silk socks.
Your groomsmen need to match you, but not so much that you all appear to be wearing a uniform. You still need to stand out from them, so there can be no confusion who is the lucky one marrying the stunner in white."¨Play with colours - you may wear a black vest while your groomsmen wear blue ones for instance. You can also shorten the length of their jackets. The options are endless so get thinking.
Tips for looking your best
A suit can only go so far - you also need to be in fine form, so grooming needs to be just as high on your priority list.
Skin You will need to buy some cleanser, exfoliating cream, and moisturiser. Wash your face twice a day with the cleansing gel, exfoliate to remove dead cells once a week, and moisturise daily. With this routine your face will be sure to glow.
Hair Use a quality shampoo and conditioner to make sure your hair stays healthy. Get your locks trimmed a week before at your favourite salon.
Shaving Steer clear of electric shaver - they are not good enough for that special occasion. Make sure once you have shaven to apply some nice after-shave.
Some extras Visit your dentist a few weeks prior and get your teeth professionally cleaned. Keep a mint spray handy on the day for all those wedding kisses. If you really want to go all the way with grooming, pop into a beauty salon for a tanning session, a massage, facials, waxes or even pedicures. You can never do too much for the woman of your dreams.