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Wedding Suits – Marriage Guidance

November 20th, 2015

Wedding suits play a big part in most wedding days. Traditional morning tails or contemporary frock coat? Dinner jacket, or eccentric individual style? Read our Marriage Guidance with the confidence to know that whatever look you decide upon, our complete wedding suits tailoring service will ensure you make the perfect groom.


The weight of a cloth is an essential consideration in the choice of fabrics for wedding suits. Although generally a heavier weight has more longevity and holds shape better, the location of your wedding may require a more appropriate lightweight cloth, and always remembering a groom may have a little nervous energy anyway, we usually advise a medium to lightweight cloth for a UK wedding.

Take into account your skin tone when choosing the colour of your cloth. To enhance your best features, it is important that your choice complements your complexion. To get the most from your suit after the wedding, it is also worth bearing in mind the flexibility of the colour for other occasions


Made from natural fibres, a lightweight cupro lining is an excellent choice for keeping you cool in the most testing of circumstances. Or, if you want prefer something with more of a lustre, then consider one of our luxury satin linings.

With a wide range of colours to choose from this is an opportunity to be bold, striking and reflect your personality, or if the bride demands it, a useful way to tie in with the occasion’s colour scheme.


For men, morning dress was originally the formal dress code for daytime, consisting chiefly of a black morning coat, contrasting waistcoat, and striped trousers. Men may also wear a popular variant where all parts (morning coat, waistcoat and trousers) are the same colour and material. Often grey and usually called ‘Morning Grey’ to distinguish it, this is only properly appropriately worn at weddings and summer events.

Morning suits with matching garments, especially the lighter-toned fabrics, are considered slightly less formal than the ‘traditional’ morning coat ensembles.

You can read more about morning suits via our Morning Suits Etiquette Guide.


Whilst being very popular in North America, the dinner jacket (tuxedo) is less of a common feature at a British wedding. If well styled and fitted, this is an elegant option for an evening event only. For men, the elements of black tie are a suit, of either black or midnight blue wool or mohair, in which the jacket lapels and trouser braid are of silk or other contrasting material, a white dress shirt, a black bow-tie, a waistcoat or cummerbund, and black dress shoes.

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