Style Guide - Grooms, ushers and pageboys
The bride may steal the spotlight but the men in the wedding party should be dressed to impress and immaculately groomed too. Take a look at our top style ideas for the guys.
There are many things that need to be considered when choosing the right waistcoat, including different styles of waistcoats, patterns, colours and budget.
- Make sure you know your accurate measurements or get measured in store for the perfect fit.
- Often the groom selects a different waistcoat variation to help to define his central role.
- It's traditional to leave the bottom button of a single breasted waistcoat undone.
Once the jacket comes off, your shirt will be on display so make sure yours is smart and well-fitting.
- Traditionally wedding shirts are white or ivory although other pale colours can also work.
- Get a shirt with the correct neck measurement for comfort throughout the day.
- Wash and iron your shirt before your wedding day to avoid 'brand new' creases.
Make sure little ones look the part with suits, shirts and waistcoats that fit in with the overall wedding scheme.
- Let pageboys be involved in what they'll be wearing and make sure they're comfortable.
- It's often better to buy rather than hire pageboy outfits as boys have a habit of getting grubby.
- Be wary of buying children's outfits too far in advance - kids grow fast.
TIES & CRAVATS
Ensure your tie or cravat matches the wedding's colour scheme. A cravat offers a more formal look than the traditional tie.
- The first decision to make is what to wear, a cravat, a bow tie or a more traditional neck tie.
- Coordinate cravats or ties and waistcoats giving the groom and best man a distinctive look from the ushers.
- Having a spare cravat or tie is the mark of an excellent best man.
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The accessories make the outfit so make sure you give the same thought to your cufflinks, socks and tie pins that you do for the rest of your outfit.
- Pay attention to details from top to toe - we love silk socks for an extra-special touch.
- Cufflinks make a great gift that your wedding party can keep as a memento.
- Your button-hole should match the bride's bouquet.
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You'll be on your feet most of your wedding day so finding a comfortable yet smart pair of shoes should be a big consideration.
- A smart and shiny pair of black shoes tends to be the traditional style.
- Make sure you've worn them in by wearing around the house before the big day.
- We love lace up styles or a pair of smart brogues.