As a wedding guest, your only responsibility is to arrive looking your best. But, deciding what to wear isn’t always easy — you need to consider everything from the season to the vibe of the wedding.

Here, we’ve put together a guy’s guide to men’s wedding guest fashion outlining what you can wear to the next wedding you attend, no matter whar time of year… 

What to wear to a spring wedding

Spring is the most unpredictable of seasons, so it’s best to be prepared for all eventualities. Layering can offer the best solution for this: a three-piece suit in a light grey or blue will keep you warm, while giving a casual and spring-appropriate vibe.

You can also choose your shoes to reflect the fact winter’s over and summer is on its way. A pair of loafers, such as these from Harrys of London, will work very well.

What to wear to a summer wedding

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Summer weddings give you the most freedom when choosing what to wear. You could go with a short-sleeved shirt or wear your shoes with no socks.

Wearing breathable materials will prevent you from overheating during the day. We recommend going for a light grey or beige linen suit to pair with a floral shirt and some brown brogues or loafers.

READ MORE: What to wear to a summer wedding 

What to wear to an autumn winter

Autumn is a transitional season, so think light fabrics in a darker colour palette. A burgundy, navy, or dark grey suit, like the designer styles at Pritchards, can work incredibly well, and look great with dark brown shoes.

A patterned shirt in a complementary colour will add a stylish flair. And, if it’s cold, wearing a three-piece suit will give you some extra warmth.

What to wear to a winter wedding

In winter, the British weather has a mind of its own: it can rain, snow, and even hail at a moment’s notice. So, you’ll want to pick out an outfit that’s versatile enough for this.

Wool and tweed suits make great choices for winter weddings, as they look put-together, but are warm and comfortable too. Wear with a white shirt and a pair of brogue boots.

READ MORE: Wedding guest outfit etiquette: What to wear to a wedding 


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Jennifer Read-Dominguez is the Digital Editor of Wedding Ideas magazine, heading up the website and covering all things lifestyle and beauty – from the best hen weekend destinations and luxury honeymoon hotspots, to the perfect hair extensions for your wedding day. When not on her soapbox about her home renovations and commuting troubles, she's known around the office for her love of Millwall FC and MasterChef. Despite telling the world she was about to get engaged underneath a spectacular show of the Northern Lights in Finland last year, Jennifer is still waiting for her boyfriend Ashton to propose...