The air is crisp, the pumpkin’s spiced, and the sports are back on TV. Autumn is a great time of year to suit up and get married. But don’t let the maze of colors, fabric choices, and fits overwhelm you. We have your back. Bringing grooms-to-be the best fall wedding suits is what we do.
Sit back, relax, and let us guide you to your new favorite formalwear for the big day.
Take Advantage of Autumnal Colors
When it comes to autumn wedding suit colors, you do not want to upstage your fiancé or the scenery. In most locations, the leaves are going to be bright and scene-stealing, so work with them—not against!
Fall wedding suit colors that lean darker (think navy blue, midnight blue, charcoal grey, or black) will have you standing out against vivid harvest scenery. If lighter colors better match your wedding’s vibe, use bright-colored accessories like belts, boutonnieres, and handkerchiefs to match the theme while still looking your best.
We’re under the impression that you can’t go wrong with navy blue for any wedding season—but how good does it look against a harvest landscape?? The rich, deep hues of our heathered navy suit pair well with jewel tones like burgundy, plum, or rust. If the bridesmaids are wearing jewel tones, this allows the groom and groomsmen to coordinate with jewel-toned ties or bowties. A pocket square in a warm, autumnal shade can also complement the look. As far as florals and boutonnieres go, we suggest tying in more of those deep reds and muted oranges. The contrast of colors will harmonize well with the fall scenery.
Don’t be fooled; our midnight blue suit is slightly different from our navy blue option! This modern take is a tad more vibrant than traditional navy, but it still pairs well with the jewel tones we previously touched on. Style this sophisticated blue suit with a nice cognac dress shoe, and your bride won’t be able to resist your handsome self…Is it getting hot in here?
A charcoal grey fall wedding suit takes the word “smokeshow” to a whole new level. As far as autumn palettes go, we think pairing this reliable grey suit with earthy tones like olive, moss, taupe, or any other neutral will fit the vibe of modern 2023 weddings. Plus, these accent colors will naturally complement any greenery or florals. Because of the dark hue, charcoal grey will pair nicely with either a black or brown shoe. (Just make sure your groomsmen know which color so that no one sticks out!)
Last but not least, a timeless black suit. Black is striking in any setting, but it is particularly handsome against warm harvest colors. You can lean into the full black-tie look by opting for a (literal) black tie or bowtie, or you can choose a textured, charcoal grey tie to add some interest. We suggest sticking with classic black shoes, but if you want to get creative with socks or pocket squares, don’t hold back. This is your day! Black is a bold yet safe color, so you shouldn’t run into problems clashing with the florals.
Pay Attention to the Details (We Mean It)
Who said your fiancé is the only one who can drop jaws on the wedding day? This is the event of a lifetime, so put away the T-shirts and basketball shorts and embrace fit and details. And don’t be the groom that puts things off. Begin suit shopping around six months in advance to find your ideal fall wedding suit colors and ensure the suit fits your body well.
At The Modern Groom, we offer a complimentary online consultation with our in-house stylist to help you pick the right style and find your size measurements. On your big day, you’ll want to wear a suit that looks made for you.
Prepare for Fickle Fall Weather
Autumn may bring college football and a break from the heat, but what it does not bring is consistent weather. No matter the location of your ceremony, the autumn season can mean summer humidity or winter chill with no advanced warning.
Follow these tips to be prepared for anything the sky throws your way:
- Bring a long jacket: No matter how sunny the weather promises to be, bring a long jacket. This will help cover and protect autumn wedding suits between events and pictures in case rain or snow decides to show up unannounced (not unlike your annoying cousin).
- Add a vest: Vests add an extra air of sophistication to any formal look. They are especially great for fall when the weather will likely be cooler and can also add another layer between you and the elements. (Bonus! All suit packages from The Modern Groom come with a vest.)
- Protect your feet: Fall weather can mean wet, windy, or even muddy conditions. Be sure to think through dress shoes that will not only match your suit but may add a little more protection against the elements. Better yet, we offer a total package that includes shoes, a matching belt, and socks to match your suit! Just sayin’…
Get the Whole Party on Board
You may have narrowed down your preferred fall wedding suit colors and accessories, but now it’s time to consider the rest of the wedding party. Remember, no man left behind! For elegant, formal, and traditional wedding themes, opt to dress your groomsmen in the same suit style and colors. Uniformity is key.
However, for modern, rustic, or trendy weddings—or for the groom who just wants to stand out (we don’t blame you)—try dressing the groomsmen in a different color suit. Too bold? Instead, opt for different accessories such as boutonnieres, ties, pocket squares, or socks to stand apart.
We’ve Got You Covered
We know you have many to-do items for the big day, so let The Modern Groom handle the hard part. Find the best fall wedding suits for grooms, consult with our stylists, and find your (other) perfect match. Don’t put it off! Check this chore off your to-do list by scheduling a call with us today. Your fiancé will thank you (and us).