5 Tips on How to Dress for Your Wedding AGroom’s Guide to Wedding Dress Code Hi! Gentlemen, I’m going to give you 5 tips on how to dress for your wedding. This is basically a groom’s guide, an intro to style. I’m not going to get into the specifics of each type of dress code.
That’s something I’ve got an entire video on. I talk about the black-tie, formal dressing, semi-formal dressing, white tie, casual weddings. I know I could get into a lot more of this. If you’re interested, you’re getting married may this year. Getting married here pretty soon, go check out Smart Groom Guide. I go into a lot more detail there. In fact, that’s an entire course that helps a groom not only with the clothing but also with the etiquette, gift guides. All of the little things that make weddings sometimes a hassle.
I try to give you guys some checklist on the duties, even some music ideas, gift ideas. The groomsmen and everything perhaps involved in your wedding. The purpose of this, I’m going to give you five tips. These are very general, high-level tips, but they’re important because it all starts with number one, which is be the best-looking man you can be. Now, there are a lot of things we can’t control in life.
Our face and the way it’s shaped, what we were given, we really change that. But what we can do is we can work on the packaging. That’s one of the things I talk about at Real Men Real Style and my other website. A Tailored Suit, other websites across where I guest post.
I always talk about the purpose of clothing is to help you be the best man you can be. It simply gives you a bit of strength. It’slike a piece of armor that fits on you on your wedding day. The day that you commit yourself to another person. It’s a sign of respect. That’s really what it’s about. You’reshowing not only respect to your bride.
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You’re showing respect to everyone, your family, your friends. Everyone who invested in you and wants to a part of your journey. That’s why we’re dressing and you want to put your best foot forward. In those pictures, for decades, people are going to look back — you’re going to look back on those pictures.
Your kids are going to look back on those pictures, your grandkids, and you want to in a sense be, “Wow! Grandpa was really handsome. I can see why grandma went for him.” That’s the kind of response you want to get, not something like, “Wow! I can tell this was in the 1970s,” which you can with some wedding pictures.
Now, point number two, start early and I’m talking about 90 days. Out if you can and that’s a bare minimum. The reason you want to start preparing all of this early, number one. You’re going to save a lot of money if you have time to start assembling. I own a custom clothier.
One of the most expensive things I would say when a guy comes in is he needs everything rushed. Literally he’s getting married into weeks and we’re having to stop everything, put his order up to the front overnight, that kind of stuff, which brings in point number two. It brings in a lot of stress because if it’s not right, then you’re going to have to compromise.
You’re going to have to find something that works. Give yourself time. Give yourself about 90days. If you can give yourself longer, especially if you’re on a very tight budget, you could start looking in thrift stores.
You can ask around. You can find things that you’re going to get for pennies on a dollar. You’re going to be able to save a lot of money. Have a short time frame? Okay, you’re probably going to spend a little bit more, but number three — and this goes with giving yourself time — practice what you’re going to be wearing.
What do I mean by that? Actually wear the clothing. Now, a little bit more difficult if you’ve decided you’re going to go with a black-tie. Now, I talk about this in another video and in my guide to everything, when you should wear a black tie or white tie.
A vast majority of you guys know — or a morning dress. You’re probably not going to go with that. Maybe you guys watching me over at London, perhaps you will, but for most people, the highest-level they’re going to go is a black-tie or the tuxedo. I would recommend though thinking about suits.
The great thing about a suit and how it applies to this point practicing is if you get a dark suit, you can wear it with other things. All of a sudden, you can own that suit early. You can perhaps wear it out to an evening out of town with your fiancé.
You’re wearing it around and you can possibly even wear it to work. You want to be careful. You don want to damage it. Ideally, what you want is to get a feel for it. Okay. I’m used to wearing this. What you don want to have is on your wedding day — and this is why I think a lot of formal clothing gets such a bad name, are we only wear it — and it’s almost like a costume. Clothing a costume if you only wear it for that one event and you not used to it. What you want is something that actually you’re proud to wear.
You’ve worn it before and you feel comfortable in. You’ve actually identified some of the hotspots, perhaps had them tailored and adjusted to fit by a local tailor or seamstress, so you’re used to wearing it. You feel comfortable in it. It’s not the first time and you can really dress things down by just wearing it an open collar, white shirt or something like that, but ideally, you want to practice wearing what you’re going to wear, especially the shoes.