Summer is renowned for being wedding season.10.8% of all U.S weddings currently take place in June, while a further 10.2% of couples wed in August. For your groom, dressing for a summer wedding can be a tricky one to get right.
After all, your husband-to-be doesn’t want to spend the day sweating while you keep it cool and chic in a strapless, knee length dress. Therefore, when you're planning your wedding budget, factor in these essential fashion tips to ensure your man looks stylish but comfortable on your big day.
A linen suit is a practical, lightweight and airy option which will complement any style of wedding dress you select. By choosing a linen suit, your partner will benefit from a breathable natural fabric which is extremely absorbent, thus keeping him cool and sweat free all day long. If you’re looking to co-ordinate and stay cool yourself, think about choosing a simple yet elegant linen dress. But, if your man is set on wearing something more traditional, simply selecting a lightweight tie, socks and shoes will help.
Get the color right
Science says that dark colors retain heat more than lighter ones, therefore making the individual hotter. Traditionally, most grooms opt for a black or dark navy suit to celebrate their big day. However, on a hot summer's day this will only make your groom hotter than he needs to be. So, when he's shopping for a stylish outfit to keep cool and say his vows in, suggest he picks a fitted suit in a light shade, such as baby blue or pale pink. You could even match your flowers and your bridesmaids’ dresses to his chosen color.
Why not keep your whole do casual and agree to ditch the traditional wedding fashion altogether? An unbuttoned, loose flowing shirt will make all the difference and offers a great alternative to a fitted, tucked in shirt with a tie, topped off with a dinner jacket. An increasing number of couples are opting for more casual affairs nowadays. The Knot reports that 13% of brides describe their wedding as casual, while, 63% of grooms choose to dress casually for their wedding. Chinos are a great casual option which your partner will love wearing. Alternatively, smart shorts are an option to consider, too.
There’s nothing better than a summer wedding. However, while you have a wide choice of suitable dresses to choose from, the groom’s options can be limited. In order to make the day an enjoyable and comfortable one for him, it’s wise to choose lightweight fabrics, pale colors and a casual outfit.
Written by Chrissy Jones