Today on the Blog I want to talk Groom Style and I have enlisted the lovelies over at DQT to share their advice on accessories for the Groom to ensure he looks sharp on his Big Day.
One of the most difficult decisions you’ll have to make when planning for your wedding day is choosing what to wear.
Choose wisely, and you’ll feel ten feet tall on the day. Get it wrong, and you’ll feel out of sorts, or at least until the bubbly starts flowing!
The first rule of thumb when choosing the groom’s accessories is to co-ordinate with the Bride‘s colour scheme.
Negotiate with your bride to make sure you have a say in the colour scheme; you’ll have to wear it on the big day, too, so it’s important that you like it, and that it suits you!
Accessories can make all the difference to an outfit, with the tie / bowtie being the key accessory that has the power to transform your entire look.
There shouldn’t be any limit to how far you can take your personal style at a wedding.
For example to inject a vintage feel to your wedding day you may consider opting for a gingham patterned tow-tie, as illustrated above.
Or for a more funky look a bright pattern expresses an alternative approach to life.
Embrace your tie as an opportunity to express your personality on your wedding day!
If elegance is your preference, rather than any particular display of personality, then simplicity is more the key.
Popular colour schemes include pastel pinks & blues, as well as deeper shades of purple & green.
Matt finish ties work well in photographs, preventing too much reflection. This also adds a masculine element to typically feminine colours, such as pink and purple.
Silk ties, and their polyester look-alikes, take on an attractive sheen in deeper colours, and stand up well to a full day of wear without showing too many creases.
Other wedding accessories to consider include waistcoats, which can create a big effect.
If your suit is a lighter shade, waistcoats in hot pink satin or burgundy will make a striking contrast.
Lighter coloured men’s wedding waistcoats on the other hand – such as in baby blue, champagne or gold satin – look striking when teamed up with a darker outfit.
Whether you’re wearing tails, morning suit, plain suit, or a kilt, a wedding waistcoat will add a classy finishing touch.
One of the advantages of wearing a waistcoat is that it really flatters the male physique, so if you’re carrying a few extra pounds, a waistcoat will help to keep everything looking nice and trim.
For those of you who are already buff, a waistcoat will only set off your shape to better effect.
If you’ve never bought a waistcoat before, it’s best to opt for a snug fit – although not too tight – and to look your most elegant, always wear a waistcoat with the buttons done.
Ultimately, the most important aspect when choosing your wedding attire is to feel comfortable enough to enjoy your special day.
So, with some common sense, you can confidently make your wedding accessories choices positively to help other people feel the joy of the occasion.
Plans and Presents have teamed up with DQT, to offer one lucky reader the chance to get the ultimate in Groom Style with a waistcoat, cravat or tie, handkerchief and cufflink’s of their choice.
Selection can be made online at DQT up to the value of £150.
You then need to drop us a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org with DQT Giveaway in the subject field.
All I need from you is your name and a contact number, but feel free to give us a bit more information as to why you should win if you like.
All names that Like and send us an email will then be entered into the draw and drawn at random.
Closing date for this competition is midnight on 25th October 2015
The winner will be announced via Facebook and Twitter (and be sent an email too) on Monday 26th October 2015.
DQT (Discount Quality Ties) is the home of affordable wedding neckwear incorporating a complete selection of top hats, braces, waistcoats & accessories for the groom, best man & ushers.
Each design is available in many different colours to match your wedding theme, in both men’s and boy’s sizes.
DQT have new collections released every 3-4 months to ensure they are offering you the freshest and most stylish designs all from one place.
Phone: 01388 417 141