Black and navy are classics when it comes to wedding suits but as darker colours they retain heat, so for a warm weather wedding suits in lighter shades are the better option. Light grey, blue, beige and cream are great summer wedding suits to keep cool in the heat.
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Colourful blazers are a great look for garden party weddings, crossing over the divide between formal and casual. Go for solid light shades or try seersucker and summer tweeds. Tip: Louis Copeland have quite the range.
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A casual and fun look for a more chilled celebration, chinos and colourful slacks are perfect for pairing with a blazer like above. While not for everyone, if your other half tends to wear colourful chinos on a night out, then maybe grooming up his preferred casual look is a winner.
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No jacket, no problem! Ditch the jacket and simply pair a waistcoat with trousers or rock a braces, shirt and bowtie. Match your waistcoat to your trousers, or opt for a contrasting colour or pattern. Colourful braces or tan suspenders look great paired with a white shirt, or go bold with a pattern print shirt. Don't dismiss short sleeves, it depends on the overall look of the wedding but if it is a laid-back, outdoors, garden party or an old barn affair and not a castle or grand ballroom do, then a short sleeve shirt is definitely acceptable.
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Have fun and play around with your accessories, mix and match prints, patterns and solids. Consider pops of colour in your ties or bowties and colourful boutonnieres, a print shirt adds a little personality. For a truly fun look why not match your shirt to your pocket square?
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If you are having a destination wedding in a very hot country why not try a pair of shorts? There is no point in sweating it out in the heat in a full suit. A great look too if you have younger lads in the groomsmen lineup.
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Summer Wedding Suit Top Tips:
- No matter what season always keep in mind the overall look and feel of the day. A grand ballroom wedding will require a slick suit whereas a laid-back garden party means you can be a little more casual with your look.
- If you can purchase your suit in the same season as your wedding you will have the best selection to choose from. If not, keep an open mind when shopping.
- Check with your other half about the style you have in mind, the two partners' looks must be cohesive. Neither of you want to feel over-dressed or under-dressed, and out of place on the day.