When deciding the style of the suit for the groom, you have to think about the style of the event. For a formal wedding, as well as for a casual wedding, there are some different styles of the suit that the groom can wear.
Formal Wedding Groom’s Wear Style
The Morning Dress/Suit Style: A traditional choice consisting of a tailcoat, waistcoat, and (striped) trousers. Picture the morning suit, which is all gray, while Morning Dress is usually more colorful with interesting tie/waistcoat combination. This is a very posh option for a groom who is a bit of a dandy. A groom should wear a morning suit only if the wedding is taking place at noon or early afternoon.
The Tuxedo Style: Classic black tie evening wear, complete with satin-striped trousers and bow tie. A groom should wear a tuxedo only if the wedding is taking place in the evening. The groom should avoid colored dickey bows and cummerbunds at all cost.
White Tie and Tails Style: The evening equivalent of the morning suit. This suit comes with a white tie and it is an extremely elegant choice for a formal evening wedding.
The Edwardian Wedding Style. Top choice with grooms over the last decade. This suit style usually combines a long length jacket with matching trousers and a contrasting waistcoat. Usually the shirt has wingtips and is worn with a cravat. The waistcoat may be either chosen to match the overall wedding theme color, or plain with the cravat coordinated instead.
Casual Wedding Groom’s Wear Style
Modern Day Suit Style: This wear style is a simple, elegant, preferably slim-fit. The two piece suit can easily be accessorized with a fun colorful tie to coordinate with the bridal party. This way the groom’s wear will match the bridal dress and even the wedding colors.
Slim Cut 3 Piece Suit Style. This is a dapper and fun alternative for a groom who wants a touch of formality and yet looks modern and fresh at his wedding. Smart choice of cuff-links and tie are essential. Also a pocket watch would add a retro/vintage feel to the groom’s wear.
Casual Suit Style: A loose linen or cotton suit makes a casual and very comfortable wedding outfit for the summer groom. In winter a wool jacket and trousers instead, will ensure the same casual wear for the groom in his wedding day.
Waistcoat & Bow Tie Style: It’s a very relaxed and informal look for a groom, and of course given only really suitable for a summer wedding. The groom might think about buying a jacket to fall back on, just in case!