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While brides tend to pay attention to every aspect, from the dreamy wedding dress to the most beautiful bridal makeup. Grooms might not always be aware of just how much their choices could impact their final wedding look. Unfortunately, choosing an ideal outfit isn’t quite as simple as buying a stylish suit; wedding attire includes a number of smaller details that often come with common yet avoidable mistakes. 

Whether you want to follow the latest wedding trends or even opt for something entirely unique, here are some of the biggest fashion mistakes every groom should avoid on his big day:

Waiting until the last minute

Wedding Fashion Mistakes That Grooms Should Avoid

Although finding an ideal outfit for the wedding might not take as long as deciding on a perfect wedding dress, that doesn’t mean grooms should wait until the last minute. If you wish to hire a tailor for a bespoke suit, keep in mind that the process for making a garment from scratch could take several months, depending on your chosen style.

And considering the fact that the fit is the most important aspect of a suit, you will most likely need to take several trips to the tailor’s in order to ensure your outfit is just right, even if you’ve bought a suit off the rack. In either case, it’s always best to ensure your outfit is ready and completed at least a month before the wedding day.

Not matching the wedding formality

Wedding Fashion Mistakes That Grooms Should Avoid

While fashion tips for grooms can vary depending on the type of wedding you have planned, one rule should never be broken – both the bride and the groom should complement the formality and the style of the wedding. Instead of simply opting for a black tux, thinking it’s the safest choice, consider the overall look and feel of your event.

For instance, go for darker colors and heavier materials for more elegant, sophisticated weddings, and choose brighter colors and lighter fabrics for more informal affairs, especially if they’re held during the day. Similarly, three-piece suits should be reserved for formal events, while a blazer and trousers combination might be more suited to casual weddings.

Being careless with your cash

Wedding Fashion Mistakes That Grooms Should Avoid
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Of course, a wedding is an ideal opportunity to splurge. Especially when it comes to tipping the wonderful staff and musicians! (That help to ensure your special day goes perfectly smoothly.)

However, practicality is where many grooms tend to make an important mistake. They often choose to bring their everyday wallet or even put their cash in a pocket. Which can look too noticeable, bulky, and simply unseemly for such a formal occasion.

Instead, there is a much wiser choice for any groom. Consider investing in an elegant money clip for men! This will allow you to carry enough cash to spend throughout the day. While giving you the opportunity to seamlessly hide it inside any pocket.

Clashing with the bride’s outfit

Wedding Fashion Mistakes That Grooms Should Avoid

Similarly to the overall theme of the wedding, a groom should complement his bride as well. This means that if your bride has chosen a statement dress in a bolder color, you would match her better by choosing a neutral suit. And simply incorporating a splash of your bride’s chosen shade into your outfit through your tie and pocket square choice, for example.

If your bride has chosen an ivory dress, on the other hand, one of the biggest mistakes you could make is opting for a crisp white shirt. Although this difference in shade might seem subtle at first, it can appear too striking and evident in daylight, and especially when using flash photography.

Not paying attention to the accessories

Wedding Fashion Mistakes That Grooms Should Avoid

The final details can make or break any look, including wedding attire, so don’t make the mistake of ignoring your accessories. Start with elegant, neutral shoes that perfectly match your outfit, and don’t overlook your socks; they can be a wonderful way to add a pop of color to an otherwise plain outfit.

Then, make sure your neckwear complements your wedding look, whether that means including some pattern and print into a neutral outfit with a bow-tie, or even toning down a powerful suit with a simple thin tie. If you decide to wear metal accessories, such as cuff links, a tie clip and a watch, ensure they are all the same color and type of metal, for a more cohesive and refined look.

Even though mistakes are an unavoidable part of life, your wedding day is that one time you should try to avoid them as best as you can. And with these incredible fashion tips above, you are bound to be a stylish, elegant, and put-together groom that’s the definition of perfection.

Wedding Fashion Mistakes That Grooms Should Avoid

Thanks so much for reading through these wonderful tips that will help all future grooms avoid making these wedding fashion mistakes!

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