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Wedding planning is a long and complicated process. Even if your bride-to-be is planning most of the details, choosing your suit should be up to you. But it can be difficult to coordinate with your bride without seeing her dress. Here are some tips to match her outfit perfectly while waiting to see her dress on the big day.
Check the Vibe
Reviewing the vibe of your wedding will take you a long way when it comes to figuring out what to wear. The first factors to consider are the location of your ceremony and the season. A summer beach wedding might call for a light, breathable suit, while an autumn church wedding might call for darker colors and heavier fabrics.
Another factor that might indicate which type of suit you should wear is the time of day. Generally, the later in the day your ceremony is, the more formal your suit should be.
Finally, the aesthetic of the ceremony can influence which suit you should choose. You’ve likely heard your bride gushing about this: what kind of event is it going to be? Whether the aesthetic is a whimsical garden party, elegant black tie, or spooky Victorian gothic, the theme of the wedding can have a lot of influence on what you should wear.
Match the Color Palette
Start by choosing a neutral suit that matches your wedding’s color scheme. Most commonly, your options are black, gray, blue, or brown. Then, tie in accessories to match. These can include your tie, pocket square, dress shirt, and even socks. Then, choose either a brown or black belt and shoes.
You likely won’t need to pick out your boutonniere as that’s part of the floral order, but asking your fiancée what she picked can also help give you a better idea of what specific shades to match.
She likely won’t show you a picture of her dress, but she can describe the style, vibe, or color. She can also give insight into what colors will look best on you and which will coordinate with the wedding palette. It’s probably for the best to let her sign off on your outfit before you buy anything.
Coordinating with your bride doesn’t have to be impossible, even without seeing her dress. Taking the initiative to plan out your outfit will give you input into what you wear on your big day and will likely make your fiancée’s day. Wedding planning is hard; anything you can take off her plate will mean the world to her.