We know it’s your big day, but your groom will be in the spotlight, too! Here, menswear experts Formal Tailor reveal their wedding suit ideas, so you can make sure he feels cool and confident in front of your guests…


It goes without saying that you’ll want your groom to feel super special on your wedding day. And that all starts with his suit. Make sure you take your venue, theme and season into consideration when you’re looking for ideas.


Don’t be constrained by tradition. Think about what will flatter your groom’s figure. For shorter grooms, a shorter jacket will look best on the big day. The more traditional tail or morning suit can make them look smaller in your pictures. Choose a material weight to match the month in which you are marrying, too. Go for a lighter fabric like linen for the summer months, or if you’re getting married abroad, and a heavier blend of wool in winter.

Morning suit

This is the most formal option available for grooms. A single breasted suit with a large tail at the back. Jackets are usually black or grey. Traditionally worn with a top hat, striped trousers and a waistcoat. Best for traditional church or formal civil ceremonies.



The classic tail coat has two long tails at the back it should be worn with braces, a white shirt, waistcoat and cravat. Less formal than the morning suit, it is suitable for civil celebrations.


Black tie

A popular choice for an evening soiree, with plenty of options including a variety of different lapels. Choose black or white and wear with a bow tie for a classic and timeless look. Also a great choice if you’re planning a glamorous or James Bond-type wedding theme!


Lounge suit

Some grooms feel more comfortable in a classic everyday style suit, which can be enhanced by a matching waistcoat and cravat. Make the groom stand out from the best man and ushers with a different coloured waistcoat or tie. Formal Tailor has over 160 shades of waistcoats, cummerbunds and cravats.


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Not sure your groom has gone his speech sorted? Point him in the direction of our ultimate speech guide right here.