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How to Choose the Perfect Color For Your Wedding

Your wedding day is a momentous occasion, and every detail contributes to the overall magic of the day. One of the most crucial decisions you'll make is selecting the perfect color for your wedding suit or tuxedo. The right hue not only complements your personal style but also enhances the entire aesthetic of the ceremony. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to help you find the perfect color that resonates with your personality and suits the overall theme of your wedding.

Coordinate with Your Partner

Coordinate with your partner to ensure that your outfits complement each other. While your attire doesn't have to match perfectly, choosing colors that work well together will enhance the overall visual appeal of your wedding photos. While the groom cannot “see” his bride's wedding dress, it is perfectly reasonable to ask “Hey Sweetheart, how formal is your wedding dress? I’d like to make sure I choose something of similar formality” This should give you a good idea on whether or not you need to add the satin trimmings of a tuxedo or go more informal and suit focused.

The Heather Grey Savoy is a great complement to a fairly informal dress option by the bride in this photo. This looks absolutely stunning with the outdoor, spring and summery set up as well.

This shot taken indoors with a longer train and a bit more traditional of an ivory dress color matches the formality of the Classic Black Tuxedo. The arches of the venue also lends itself well to a high formality choice in tuxedo.

Consider the Wedding Theme

Even a “I hate suits” kind of cowboy can stand confidently in a timeless tan suit, perfectly embodying a Western wedding theme. The warm earth-toned suit complements the rugged charm of the cowboy hat, creating a more rustic sophistication and frontier allure.

The first step in choosing the ideal color for your wedding attire is to consider the overall theme of your wedding. Whether it's a romantic beach ceremony, a rustic barn celebration, or a sophisticated urban soirée, the theme will play a significant role in determining the appropriate color palette. Select a color that harmonizes with the setting and ambiance of your wedding venue. This is usually a good reason to wait till about 4-6 months out to begin planning your menswear rental or purchase because by then you should have a good idea of the overall aesthetic of your wedding.

Seasonal Influence

Take inspiration from the season in which you're tying the knot. Lighter and brighter colors like pastels and shades of blue work well for spring and summer weddings, while deeper, richer tones such as burgundy, forest green, and navy are perfect for fall and winter ceremonies. Consider the natural surroundings and choose a color that complements the seasonal backdrop.

Personal Style

Your wedding attire should reflect your personal style and make you feel confident and comfortable. If you're a classic and timeless individual, a black, navy, or charcoal gray suit might be the perfect fit. For those with a more adventurous flair, consider exploring unconventional options like deep burgundy, emerald green, or even a subtle pattern.

Consider Skin Tone

Your skin tone can play a significant role in determining the most flattering color for your wedding attire. Generally, individuals with warmer undertones look great in earthy tones like browns, tans, and warm grays, while cooler undertones complement cool shades like blues, grays, and silvers. If you're unsure, consider trying on a few different colors to see what complements your complexion best.

TRY A FEW LOOKS ON! We have the merchandise to do so!

Choosing the perfect color for your wedding suit or tuxedo is a personal decision that involves considering various factors, from the season and theme to your personal style and skin tone. Take the time to explore different options, try on various colors, and involve your partner in the decision-making process. Ultimately, selecting the right color will contribute to the overall elegance and harmony of your special day, creating lasting memories for you and your loved ones.

By renting or buying from a local store you’re able to try on a variety of colors in house to assist in that decision making process. Even if you’re going to purchase something custom from us, we can usually get a rental shade close to assist in the visualization of the suit to help you get a good idea of how it will work in the end.

We have over 60 styles in stock that you can try on to decide which color and cut looks best on you. Sometimes you don't know until you know so try the blue, and the grey and maybe the green and see what resonates best with you and fiancé!

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