Wedding Suit Ideas For Grooms – Suit Styles and Accessories

If you thought choosing a wedding gown was difficult, wait till you get started on your grooms wedding suit. For brides-to-be (or even grooms-to-be reading this) who are unsure of the terms “double breasted jackets”, “lapel pins” and “classic fit”?

Well, we’ve got you covered. By the end of this guide, you’ll be an expert for sure!

First things first, a groom’s suit should complement the brides wedding dress and the entire theme of the wedding. So come back to this guide after if  you’ve not settled those!

Men Suit Fits

In a quick summary, there are 3 different fits for suits. Regardless of the fit, the most important thing is that your suit fits your body shape. You wouldn’t want to look like you’re wearing your father’s suit, right?

Slim Fit

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Photo by: Tiamo Photography

The slim fit, also known as the Italian fit is tailored tighter towards the body. You’ll notice the shorter jacket, narrower lapel. It also usually comes with slim fitted pants.

Modern Fit

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Photo by: Tiamo Photography

The modern fit falls between the other two fits. The slimmer lapel in the jacket gives the suit a more “modern” feel as compared to classic fit, and are perfect for guys who think they can’t pull off a slim fit.

Classic Fit

The classic fit is for men who have a bulkier body. It has a relaxing cut resulting in less constriction for the wearer and regular pants that are roomier.

Jacket Style: Single and Double Breasted Suit

Single Breasted Suit

The two-button single breasted jacket is the most common design. Modern updated designs usually avoids the stiff three-button jacket, preferring the hippier one-button suit that gives a deeper “V”.

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Photo by: Andri Tei
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Photo by: Gaeul Studio

Double Breasted Suit

Double breasted suits are slightly more formal than single breasted jackets. They typically are designed with peak lapels and have an extra fabric that fold from left to right. Unlike single breasted suit, double breasted suit features two rows of buttons, ranging from 4 to 8 buttons depending on the design.

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Photo by: Gaeul Studio
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Photo by: May Studio
Photo credit: Pat Law Photography
Photo by: Pat Law Photography

Men Suit Accessories

Men need to accessorise too! Accessories are a great way for grooms to stand out and personalise their suit. With various accessories to pick from, scroll down for a pictorial guide on which would complement your bride’s dress best!

Vest

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Photo by: Stories with Ryan

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Photos By: Confetti Peektures

Tie

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Photo by: Bong Studio
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Photo by: Alessandro Ghedina

Photos By: Bohemio Photography

Bow Tie

Photos By: Elianos Photography

Photos By: AV – Photography

Photos By: Punyan Photography

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Photos By: May Studio

Boutonnière

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Photos By: Andri Tei

Photos By: 24 Photos

Photos By: Bohemio Photo

Photos By: Feztography

Lapel Pins

Photos By: Flairfolio Photography

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Photo By: Kai Photography
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Photo By: Andri Tei

Pocket squares

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Photo by: Andri Tei
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Photo by: Bong Studio

Socks

Image via: derekhalkettphotography
Image via: boldsocksdotcom
Image via: joyorganic

Still need more help picking out the perfect suit? We’ve zoomed in on 2 popular wedding locations that might help you visualise better. See below for more inspirations!

Suits for Beach Wedding

Photos By: CMW Photography

Photos By: Diktat Photography

Suit for Garden Wedding

Photos By: AndroidsinBoots

Photos By: Andri Tei


We (of all people) know how important your wedding day will be and so, we hope that this pictorial guide was enough to get you started! Head over to our dedicate Groom board on Pinterest for even more ideas!

For the ladies, learn which wedding dress style would complement your body shape best.

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