When it comes to wedding colors, everything must fit the color scheme. (Yes, there’s a color scheme if you’re new to the whole wedding-planning process.) More than likely, your fiancé chose the color palette, and now it’s your responsibility to find a suit that matches—both the theme and her Pinterest board expectations. Don’t mess this one up.
So, should you go with bold colors or stick with traditional tones? Where can you find socks, ties, and pocket squares that match your suit? What color suit is best for your wedding? And will it earn your bride’s approval?
What Color Suit for a Wedding Is Best?
The best way to find the perfect suit is to pick your wedding colors beforehand. If you think choosing a suit color is hard now, try matching a suit, tie, and socks to a nonexistent color scheme.
Wedding themes often start with a base color and one or two supporting colors. Some of the trending wedding palettes include:
- Cinnamon rose and dusty rose
- Light gray and dusty blues
- Beige and champagne
- Terracotta and greenery
- Mauve purple and greenery
No, we don’t expect you to look up each of those palettes to see how they look. Again, your bride has probably had her wedding colors picked since she was in middle school. Just trust us when we say that wedding palettes cover a variety of colors, shades, and tones. The question is, should your suit be the same as your primary wedding color?
We all know that one guy—the one who showed up to picture day in a light yellow suit because he thought it was funny or wore a painfully bright red blazer to the company Christmas party.
Do you really want to look like him on your wedding day?
Picking your suit color is a personal choice, and we respect anyone with the confidence to wear outlandish styles to their wedding. However, these vibrant suits present a few concerns.
- They stand out…a little too much. If your suit directs all the attention toward you rather than your bride, you may want to consider toning it down.
- You have groomsmen. Are they going to wear the same suit as you? You’ll be hard-pressed to find a group of guys who are all willing to spend money on a vibrant suit.
- You’re never going to wear it again (unless it’s as a gag).
Some more adventurous men may consider a bold suit color, but it’s hardly a practical choice. Keep in mind that your wedding pictures will hang on your wall for the rest of your life (anyone else have a dad who chose powder blue for his wedding party?), so it’s wise to wear something that your future self will be proud of.
Classic Wedding Suit Colors
The alternative? Wear a more traditional suit color, such as:
A well-fitted suit in a classic color looks sharp and can help you feel comfortable and relaxed. It’s hardly a stylistic sacrifice to wear a handsome gray or navy suit—there’s a reason these colors have dominated the suit industry for years.
Choosing a classic suit color doesn’t mean you have to avoid bold colors entirely. Ties, pocket squares, socks, and flowers are great mediums for adding vibrant color and extra personality to your look. Choosing to add color through accessories also allows you to dress your suit up or down, depending on the occasion. You aren’t stuck with a ridiculously bright suit you can only wear to a select few events.
If you’re still not on board, use your bachelor party or the rehearsal dinner as an excuse to bring out big, bold colors. Your guys will love it, and your bride will love it even more (when she doesn’t have to stare at photos of you in a bright orange suit from the wedding day).
Choosing Your Suit Color with The Modern Groom
At The Modern Groom, we excel at helping men look and feel amazing on their wedding day. Our virtual stylists are happy to help you choose the perfect suit style and ensure the color matches your wedding palette.
How does it work?
You’ll work with one of our professional stylists to find the perfect fit, look, and color for your suit. Our consultations are completely virtual, so there’s no need to leave the comfort of your home.
Once you’ve chosen the suit and appropriate accessories, we’ll ship it for you to try on. If everything fits well, looks great, and feels perfect, it’s yours! In this day and age, everyone wants convenience, and we’ve made it easier than ever to get an affordable and well-fitted suit for your wedding.