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How to Pick the Perfect Suit (Without Clouding Your Fiancé)

When it comes to wed­dings there is an archa­ic notion that the bride will always be the show­stop­per. It’s her day after all. But what about when there isn’t a bride? Who is sup­posed to be the cen­ter of atten­tion when it’s two grooms get­ting mar­ried?

In all fair­ness, it should be the cou­ple who shines togeth­er, but when one of you is wear­ing a dress and the oth­er a suit, well, the eye quick­ly darts to the one with more tulle, lace, beads or sparkle. It can be trick­i­er when pick­ing out suits for your wed­ding, to keep from get­ting cray-cray, keep read­ing for advice on how to pick the per­fect suit with­out over­shad­ow­ing your part­ner.


If you’d nev­er be caught dead in a cer­tain col­or, don’t wear it! Duh! Like­wise, if you’re nev­er going to wear a suit again, don’t buy it! Opt to rent your suit and give your­self more room for fun, like the White Shawl Lapel Tuxe­do.

two grooms in contrasting suits


Ways to punch up the piz­zazz:

  • Add bright pops of col­or in your acces­sories like the new Saf­fron tie or pick a pock­et square with atti­tude. Don’t for­get about vests and socks, always great places to sneak in some sass.
  • Real­ly turn up the heat by opt­ing for an open col­lar look (make sure you opt for the spread col­lar shirt).
  • What about a suit that just fits impec­ca­bly? Ensure that you try on your suit (mul­ti­ple times) before the big day. So when you’re strut­ting your stuff on the dance floor you have noth­ing but con­fi­dence in your back pock­et.


You aren’t going to wear match­ing suits, that would be dull, but you are going to be tak­ing a LOT of pho­tos togeth­er, so you don’t want to clash or look tacky side by side. Instead of wear­ing sim­i­lar shades of blue, one of you should go bold, like the Indi­go Blue Notch Lapel Suit and the oth­er more clas­sic, the Bright Blue or Navy Blue. 

When it comes to acces­sories opt for sim­i­lar styles (pol­ka dots or flo­ral print) or use bou­ton­nieres to fin­ish out a col­or sto­ry, the flow­ers could include both of your col­or choic­es.

Hap­py suit-hunt­ing!

Pros­per­i­ty, Love & Hap­pi­ness,

two grooms in contrasting red and blue suits

Guest Blog

Josey Stafford is the own­er of Six­pence Events and Plan­ning, a Min­neapo­lis based com­pa­ny focus­ing on day of coor­di­nat­ing for cou­ples who want a no-fuss wed­ding. She likes giv­ing hugs, she’s obsessed with her hus­band and loves talk­ing all things wed­ding. Check out her pod­cast Under the Veil avail­able on Apple Pod­cast.

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