Style advice for guys at weddings: how to choose your suit

It makes a nice change to focus on the men in our lives on the English Wedding Blog – and while I try and include everyone in all of my features, and advocate planning your day as a couple, men often take a back seat when it comes to wedding planning. Not today though! Yesterday I shared some brilliant advice for grooms choosing light and wearable summer suits. Now I’d like to offer a little help to all the guys out there who’ll be guests at a wedding this summer. With thanks to Liam from A Suit That Fits for writing and sharing today’s blog article. Enjoy!
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Most men struggle to decide on what to wear as a guest at a summer wedding. Now, we’re not implying you outshine the groom, but cutting a dash as part of the congregation is good. Whether it’s a country wedding, a beach wedding or a more formal city wedding you will want to look your best.

A Suit That Fits have put together a fool proof guide to summer suiting:


For a beach wedding, a two-piece suit with a casual fit shirt. Attending a formal city wedding? A three-piece is best, this way when he takes off his jacket he will still look smart with his waistcoat. For a country wedding go for separates, a navy blue blazer with a lighter tone chinos.


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Traditionally people think of summer weddings and think cream or ivory tailoring. Break the tradition with khaki, blues and pastel colours, such as powder blue (but be careful he doesn’t over shadow the groom!)


Think breathable, comfortable and stylish. Commonly linen is a very popular choice with beach weddings, break away from the norm and try light weight cotton, super fine kid mohair, light weight wools or a silk and cashmere cloth.

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Accessories are key to finish off any suit. For a beach wedding he should go tie-less and team with a panama hat with some brightly coloured espadrilles. For a country wedding company a brightly coloured tie and pocket square with your blazer and chino combination finishing off the look with a pocket square. Attending a more formal wedding? A smoking shoe or leather brogue are great alternatives to the classic oxford shoe; wear with brightly coloured socks and a matching pocket square too.

Find your perfect summer or autumn wedding suit at A Suit That Fits:


Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Dearest Claire,
    Lovely subject and indeed, the men are often overlooked a bit… Though equally important for pulling off a very polished look for that special event!
    Great website for excellent selections and accessories.
    Wishing you a great summer week.

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